Do not worship any other godsDo not make any idols Do not use the lords name in vainKeep the Sabbath day holyHonor your mother and father Do not murder Do not commit adultery Do not steal Do not lie Do not covet
Briefly list the commandments.
The first four commandments are more centered around bringing glory and honor to god. That last six focuses more on wordily aspects that we should focus on.
How do the first four commandments differ from the last six?
Those who are persecuted will inherit the kingdom of heaven
Read the Beatitudes, the blessings of Jesus in the opening verses of the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew chapter 5:1-12. Which one is repeated and emphasized?
Love god and love your neighbor
From the lecture, what two commandments did Jesus say are the greatest?
there is not truth, only interpretations
From the lecture and textbook, write out the short quote that philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche made famous about truth.
In the center of the painting, amidst the great philosopher of history, Plato is pointing up and Aristotle is gesturing horizontally, indicating two very different ways of understanding the concept of truth. These two ways of approaching the search for truth can affect beliefs about both truth and ethics today and therefore, can affect personal worldview.
From the textbook, describe how Raphael, in his great painting School of Athens, depicted Plato and Aristotle.
moral and spiritual absolute truths
According to the lecture, what kind of absolute truths require the existence of God?
General revelation: god has revealed himself universally to humanity through nature, history, science, and reasoning. Special revelation: god reveal himself to people through direct communication (the bible, Jesus, etc.)
Briefly define general and special revelation.
Exclusivism: there is only one way to godPluralism: all religions hold a piece of the puzzle
From Chapter 8 of the textbook, define exclusivism and pluralism.
No, he didn't question it, he stayed strong with his faith and trusted the lord.
According to Chapter 9 in the textbook, does Job ever find out why he suffered? What is the best explanation from our perspective?
He is the resurrection and the life, and even those who dies will live on if they believe. He is able to perform miracles, such as brining those who believe back to life.
Read the story of the raising of Lazarus in John, What can we learn about Jesus and death from this account of the event?
Suffering increases our compassion and equips us to comfort others who suffer. Suffering strengthens out characterSuffering draws us to god, compelling us to repent of our sinsSuffering keeps us humble and dependent on Christ Suffering joins us closer to Christ and his sufferings especially in persecution
Read the 11 reasons for suffering listed in the lecture. Which reason(s) might provide good cause for a Christian to "count it all joy" as James says to do in James 1:2-4?
The Christian defense of god's infinite goodness and power despite the presence of evil and suffering
It helps to transform Christians into persons who are ready to live in gods holy presence. Without suffering, people would never be forced to grow up to become their fathers true image bearers.
What are two explanations Christians might give to explain the problem of evil—how a good and powerful God would allow suffering?
Put others before yourself, be humble and obedient
According to Philippians 2:1-11, how are Christians to behave in light of what Jesus endured?