Share In the following article an account is given of Christianity as a religion, describing its origin, its relation to other religions, its essential nature and chief characteristics, but not dealing with its doctrines in detail nor its history as a visible organization. These and other aspects of this great subject will receive treatment under separate titles. Moreover, the Christianity of which we speak is that which we find realized in the Catholic Church alone; hence, we are not concerned here with those forms which are embodied in the various non-Catholic Christian sects, whether schismatical or heretical. Kenyon “Handbook of the Textual Criticism of the N. We have this further warrant for doing so, that the most mature critical opinions amongst non-Catholics, deserting the wild theories of Baur, Strauss, and Renan, tend, in regard to dates and authorship, to coincide more closely with the Catholic position. He who attentively studies these letters those i. For clearness’ sake we shall arrange the subject under the following chief heads:
The two statements above are clearly interdependent. The Bible tells Christians that God is infallible, and Christians believe the Bible because they believe it was written by an infallible deity. Almost a self-fulfilling prophecy, almost. Using genealogy, we can roughly estimate the age of the earth, as stated by the Bible, to be years. Science has proven that the earth is closer to 4.
Radiometric dating has shown us this, and has remained consistent with lunar and terrestrial samples.
MARRIAGE BIBLE STUDY Pastor Russell J. Boone Bible Baptist Church Santa Monica, CA. 2 If you have any questions regarding this study or concerning marriage in general, please feel free to contact the Pastor or the Church. Bible Baptist Church 20th St. Santa Monica, CA
Part 3 What does the word “apologetics” mean? The word “apologetics” is derived from the ancient Greek word apologia, which means, an apology. Not an apology in the modern sense of the word – which is to say you’re sorry for something. But rather, an apology in the ancient sense of the word – which is to make a reasoned defense of something or someone. In ancient times, the word apology referred to the case a lawyer would make on behalf of his client. Apologetics is about building the case for our Faith Basically, there are 3 types of apologetics: Natural apologetics builds the case for truths we can know from the “natural” light of reason.
Truths that can be known without any divine intervention. Truths which the articles of our Faith rest upon and build upon. Truths such as the existence of God, the innate spirituality of the human soul, the objective reality of right and wrong Christian apologetics, on the other hand, builds the case for divinely revealed truths – truths that cannot be known by reason apart from faith.
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Share by Mail First off, I apologize for the long delay in getting this post up. As promised, let us now consider what is perhaps THE greatest salvation event in the entire Old Testament — the Exodus. As many Christians are aware, the entire Old Testament predicts and anticipates Christ in type and in prophecy.
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The barrage of questions surprised me because I had no reservations about giving her my heart. In my mind, I would have been a fool not to marry Ashley. Yet so many people questioned my composure that I began to worry whether something was wrong with me. I suddenly became anxious about not feeling nervous. Fortunately, as I dressed in my tuxedo, God reminded me that I had every good reason to marry Ashley and that He would uphold our marriage.
If you are dating someone seriously, how peaceful do you feel when you think about marrying that person? Committing your heart to someone is a huge decision.
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RELATIONSHIPS Questions to Consider Before You Get Engaged By Marla Taviano. – The day I married Ashley, I must have been asked more than 50 times whether I was nervous. The barrage of questions surprised me because I had no reservations about giving her my heart.
You are inviting another person to reveal herself or himself to you, to tell you who they are or what they want. Questions to spark stories, draw out a few secrets, trigger a few belly laughs… and hopefully, help you to feel more deeply connected to the people you love. Are there any household chores you secretly enjoy? Which ones — and why? Are there any laws or social rules that completely baffle you? Are you a starter or a finisher?
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This is very embarrassing. Imagine the public mistrust that might result from redoing all those books and displays. The malleability of science allows it to assimilate new evidence into the bigger picture.
Open-Ended Questions • Dating Violence Fact Sheet • Identifying Abusive Behaviors in Dating Relationships As time permits follow up with questions 4 and 7 from the Discussion Questions. Use the answers provided to guide the discussion. Before ending the session, distribute the handouts and the Dating Violence Resources sheet.
The Supreme Court is expected to rule on two key marriage cases before the end of June. And as the nation awaits the decisions to the Prop 8 and DOMA and cases, good people are asking thoughtful questions on why marriage matters. However, it’s not always easy to wade through the research and pundit talking points to get trustworthy information on this important issue.
You might even find yourself in a conversation with a friend who might see things differently than you. This is why I want to share with you a resource you might appreciate: Here’s a sample of the content you’ll find in this e-book. Why does marriage matter to the government? Government recognizes marriage because it is an institution that benefits society in a way that no other relationship does. Marriage ensures the well-being of children. When government recognizes marriage, it protects children by encouraging men and women to commit to each other and to take responsibility for their children.
Government recognizes, protects, and promotes marriage as the ideal institution for having and raising children. Promoting marriage doesn’t ban anything.
By Brad Paul Dating questions can be used for a variety of purposes. They can be used to learn about your compatibility in specific areas. Questions can be used to increase your intimacy and romance.
Two Minute Apologetics. Below are some quick answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) that Catholics get. What does the word “apologetics” mean?
Gabrielle Applebury Marriage is a big step in a relationship. It signifies the commitment and love you have for someone you want to spend the rest of your life with. While having the strong feelings of love toward someone is essential to getting married, there are other important factors to consider before walking down the aisle. Ask the following questions to help you determine if he is the one for you forever.
Questions About Marriage and Children Questions to ask your fiance about children before marriage include: How many kids do you want? What values do you want to install in your children? How do you want to discipline your kids? What would you do if one of your children said he was homosexual? What if our children didn’t want to go to college? How much say do children have in a family? How comfortable are you around children? Would you be opposed to having our parents watch the children so we can spend time alone together?
Logically disproving the Christian God
Asa Gilbert Eddy m. Her father, Mark Baker, was a deeply religious man, although, according to one account, “Christianity to him was warfare against sin, not a religion of human brotherhood. Eddy or “our beloved Leader”—was still included in all articles published in the Christian Science journals. She stood before us, seemingly slight, graceful of carriage, and exquisitely beautiful even to critical eyes.
A List of Frequently Asked Marriage Questions We get e-mails all the time from Christian couples around the world with questions about marriage. To our surprise, many of the questions are the same.
Building a family Christian discusses with his son, Jack , what it takes to be a hero. Sometime in his young life, Christian began dating a woman named Margo. He eventually proposed to her, but Christian’s father told him on his wedding day that he disapproved of their union. Nevertheless, he gave him a watch as a family heirloom on that same day. Christian accepted it, but never wore it.
One such occasion demonstrated the tension between them when a young Jack attempted to defend his friend, Marc Silverman , against a pair of older boys. Christian took this fight as a chance to dispel his son’s heroic nature. Christian explained that Jack should not try to be a hero, because he “didn’t have what it takes”. Christian stated many years later that he was like Jack during his childhood, and Jack himself noted after being rescued from the island that his father had been a good storyteller.
He also taught Jack how to play chess at a young age. Carole became pregnant by him, and she gave birth to Claire , their daughter. Christian saw Claire regularly when she was very young, but stopped visiting because Carole disliked sharing Christian with the Shephard family back in America. Christian’s decision to stop visiting was further solidified when Lindsey , Carole’s sister, became hateful and aggressive.
But he loved hanging out with her. So, I just encouraged him to stay in proximity, to grow in his friendship with her, and to hope something would grow from there. Godliness is sexy to godly people. And so, if you get in proximity, and you see the godliness and character of a woman, you begin to take compatibility and godliness and gospel partnership more seriously than just physical attraction.
Here are + questions to ask your friends, family and dinner companions. Questions to spark stories, draw out a few secrets, trigger a few belly laughs and hopefully, help you to feel more deeply connected to the people you love.
Unlike the Greek words, which are etymologically related to the Greek verb “to be” and connote one’s own personal inherent character, “substantia”, connotes matter as much as it connotes being. The term is also used to describe the common humanity which is shared by all human persons. Thus, Jesus Christ is said to be consubstantial with the Father in his divinity and consubstantial with us in his humanity.
And it was a term that many followers of Athanasius were actually uneasy about. The ” Semi-Arians “, in particular, objected to the word “homoousian”. Their objection to this term was that it was considered to be un-Scriptural, suspicious, and “of a Sabellian tendency”. Meaning that, to Sabellius, the Father and Son were “one essential Person”.
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By Mary Gormandy White Every youth leader needs a bevy of games and activities on hand for youth group. Keeping a ‘stock’ of games and ideas to use in a pinch will prove to be a lifesaver. Design your activities with your group member’s ages in mind, and the kids will have fun no matter how silly or serious the activities are.
Great questions designed to help people in small groups get to know one another. If you could live in any sitcom, which one would it be?
If it can be established that the gospels were written early, say before the year A. If they were written by the disciples, then their reliability, authenticity, and accuracy are better substantiated. Also, if they were written early, this would mean that there would not have been enough time for myth to creep into the gospel accounts since it was the eyewitnesses to Christ’s life that wrote them.
Furthermore, those who were alive at the time of the events could have countered the gospel accounts; and since we have no contradictory writings to the gospels, their early authorship as well as apostolic authorship becomes even more critical. Destruction of the temple in A. This is significant because Jesus had prophesied concerning the temple when He said “As for these things which you are looking at, the days will come in which there will not be left one stone upon another which will not be torn down.
This prophecy was fulfilled in A. The gold in the temple melted down between the stone walls; and the Romans took the walls apart, stone by stone, to get the gold. Such an obvious fulfillment of Jesus’ prophecy most likely would have been recorded as such by the gospel writers who were fond of mentioning fulfillment of prophecy if they had been written after A. Also, if the gospels were fabrications of mythical events, then anything to bolster the Messianic claims–such as the destruction of the temple as Jesus said–would surely have been included.
But, it was not included suggesting that the gospels at least Matthew, Mark, and Luke were written before A.