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Friday, January 15, 2016Origins: Ultimate RealityWho is God and what is He like?Ultimate Reality ObstaclesOrigins?Proof?Afterlife?SufferingDifferent from usHowFactual evidenceHell?EvilMorality?Silent?Freedom?Origins ReflectionIntroSummary Gen 1-2InterpretationImpact on the worldConclusion1-3 ResourcesWednesday, January 20, 2016Cont. Origins: Ultimate RealityHow do we know Ultimate Reality?We cannot know anything with certainty?We must create our own ideas?We must experience something we cannot explain?We must receive communication from a divine being?How do we answer this question?Options: monotheism, polytheism, deism, pantheism, ect.Criteria: evidence, faith, ect. Divine Revelation (The way theist should think)Only way to know God trulyQuestion “Who is God?” becomes…“Who has God reveled himself to be?”Who is God?Divine RevelationNew question, based on revelation“Which source accurately records God’s self-revelation?”Christians point to 2 sources:General RevelationWhat God reveals about himself using general means.Special RevelationWhat God reveals about himself using special means.Sources of Revelation
General Revelation: CreationNatural universe (Psalm 19:1)ReasoningSpecial Revelation: Word of GodBible- personal, recorded revelation of God (2 Peter 1:21)Jesus- personal, relational revelation of God (John 1:1)What is God like?God is:Eternal Creator of EverythingOmnipotent (All-Powerful)Omniscient (All-Knowing)Spirit& OmnipresentSovereign (In Control)Transcendent (out there) & Immanent (all around)RelationalFriday, January 22, 2016Prayer What is prayer?A form of communication between God and humanity, with the implicit belief that God hears and responds to human requests.