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Questions on TRUTH
Truth exists? (Universal)
Evidence/reasoning are reliable?
Bible supports logic & evidence?
Disregard mystical feelings?
Mystical experiences contradict
Heed mystical feelings/experiences?
Scripture says to?
Jer 20:9 (in my heart, burning fire in bones)
Lk 24:32 (Road to Emmaus, heart burning in us)
Acts 2:37 (they were pierced to the heart)
Jam 1:5 (ask, God gives wisdom)
Questions on GOD
The cause of the Universe
The Universe has a cause
1. Whatever begins to exist has a cause
Virtual Particles/Quantum Fluctuation
This can't be proven
2. The Universe began to exist
A 'traversed infinity' cannot exist
An 'actual infinity' cannot exist
2. This fits perfectly if God exists
3. It's a surprising coincidence if not
The cause is itself uncaused
The cause is non-physical
The cause is non-spatial
The cause is non-temporal
The cause is personal
It caused the Universe ex nihilo
and fine-tuned it for life inhabitance
[Quotes] Astrophysicists on Fine-Tuning
Questions on THE BIBLE
Bible is reliable? [Inspired]
Ezek 26 (Tyre)
v3: 'I will bring many nations against you'
v6-11:Nebuchdnezzar 'slay your daughters'
v4,12:'throw timers, stones, debri in water'
v5,12:You will be 'spoil for the nations'
v5,14:'will be made into a bare rock'
v13-14,19,21:'desolate, lost, built no more'
Not fulfilled prophecy?
'many nations' are Neb's army?
Tyre was rebuilt?
Not many nations (just Alex. + Neb.)?
Coastal Tyre was not part of Tyre?
Neb. didn't destroy island?
Ezekiel admits prophecy failed?
Bible is unreliable?
YHWH was replaced?
Questions on JESUS
Is there an historical Jesus?
Consensus of scholarship
Historical support from 30 to 199 a.d.
[30-33 ad] Creedal confession
[40-50 ad] Paul
[50-80 ad] Matthew, Mark, Luke
[65-95 ad] John
[93 ad] Josephus Flavius***
[95 ad] Clement I
[100 ad] Didache
[107-110 ad] Ignatius
[111 ad] Pliny the Younger**
[70-c. 130 ad] Suetonius*
[116 ad] Tacitus
[73-199] Mara-Bar Serapion
[150-155 ad] Justin Martyr
[150 ad] Trypho
[170 ad] Lucian**
[188-217 ad] Talmud
Is Jesus God?
Bible says Jesus is God?
Specifically called God/Divine?
Jn 1:1 (and the Word was God)
Jn 1:18 (only begotten God)
Jn 20:28 (my Lord and my God)
Col 2:9 (fullness of Deity bodily)
Titus 2:13 (our God and Savior, Jesus)
2 Pet 1:1 (our God and Savior, Jesus)
Same titles & roles? (35+)
Who searches the heart/mind & gives accordingly
Who: "You Lord, in beginning laid foundation of Earth"
Who is David's Lord Always present; at right hand..."
Who was Universe created "by", "through" and "for"?
Who Dwells in the temple of our body?
Who: Way prepared by "voice calling in wilderness"?
Who do we worship?
Who do the 24 elders worship?
Whose name does "every knew bow" before?
Who has the unshared glory of God?
Who is the "Alpha and Omega"?
Who is the "builder" of the "house"?
Who raised Jesus from the dead?
Who is shepard that searches for lost sheep of Israel?
Who to will they "look upon whom they have pierced"?
Who is the "stone of stumbling"?
Who walked in the garden with Adam/Eve?
Who is the "First" and the "Last"?
Who is "King of kings" and "Lord of lords"?
Who is the great "I AM"?
Who sends the Holy Spirit?
Who "Himself" will judge mankind?
Who owns the angels?
Who is the only true savior?
Who is our "Lord and God"?
Who gives eternal life w/o cost from
Who is the "mighty God"
Who is the "almighty God"
Who is omnipresent?
Who is Eternal Father that owns Kingdom of Heaven?
Whose Day is it? (Day of the Lord or Christ)
Questions on SALVATION
Justification requires only 'faith'*
Justification requires works?
Baptism required for salvation?
Mk 16:16 (believe & baptized = saved)
Jn 3:5 (born of water & spirit)
Acts 2:38 (be baptized... for forgiveness)
Acts 22:16 (get baptized & wash sin)
1 Pet 3:21 (baptism now saves you)
Jam 2 (faith w/o works is dead)