Apologetics- Chapter 8
Terms in this set (17)
The nature of the _________ shapes the questions that might be asked about Christianity.
What questions are important in an Islamic context?
The history of the church, The doctrine of the Trinity, The divinity of Christ
Questions should be seen not as _______, but as _________ to faith.
Why is it important to be gracious with questions?
We are "ambassadors for Christ."
What does it mean for God to "sympathize" with our suffering?
God sympathizes, in the strict sense of "suffers alongside" with use.
What does our revulsion at pain and suffering reveal?
A reminder of paradise on one one, and an anticipation of the New Jerusalem on the other.
What is the "real issue" when it comes to suffering?
The real issue concerns who can offer the most existentially satisfying answer, which stands up to critical reflection despite leaving some questions unanswered- perhaps because, given our human limitations, they are ultimately unanswerable.
What is the problem with the evidence supporting Freud's views?
There is no evidence.
What historical event may have caused Freud to change his mind?
The rise of Hitler
What does the phrase "under the sun" mean in Hebrew thinking?
Outside of God
"Meaninglessness does not come from being weary of ______, meaninglessness comes from being weary of ________."
How did John Wesley's mother define sin for him?
Anything that increases the authority and the power of the flesh over the spirit.
How did David respond to the men giving him water?
He poured the water on the ground, because it wasn't worth risking their lives.
God is on the side of pleasure which is _____ & perpetuates itself.
[Application Two]- There is a place for __________ ________.
[Application Three]- The ultimate pleasure is the pleasure of ________.
It is _______ that brings complete pleasure.