Practical test-examines a worldview's workability and practical value in the most important areas of life and experience; Coherence test-examines the internal consistency and rational coherence of worldview assumptions; Correspondence text-examines a worldview's ability to provide a cogent explanation of reality, external Ultimate Reality "Is there a God?" Human Nature
"Are humans merely higher orders of mammals?" Knowledge "Is there absolute truth?" Nature of the Universe "Is there a spiritual part to the universe?" Ethics "How do we know right from wrong?" Purpose "Does life have meaning?" Open System says that there is a spiritual force(s) outside of social interaction Closed System says there is no outside force(s) Parable of the Sower Mark 4: a story of Jesus which describes various responses to the message of God's rule and reign in the hearts of those who repent and believes in Him through Christ Jesus' Temptations found in Mark 4...stones to bread, throw yourself down and the angels will catch you, bow down and worship me and I will give you all the land and the kingdoms Trinity made up of three things- the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Jesus' position in the Trinity is "the Son." He was sent down to earth as flesh and bones but as God. Jesus did things that only God was capable of doing and he spread the Word that God is good and real. Created in God's Image humanity is made in the image of God Good Samaritan A man was robbed, stripped of clothing, beaten and left for dead when he was on his way from Jericho to Jerusalem, a priest passed by him but ignored him, a Levite did the same thing as the priest, then a Samaritan saw him and did not ignore him and instead took him in and took care of him Greatest Command(s)
love yourself, your neighbors, and God Plato/Aristotle/Truth Plato points up (to God as the knower or all absolutes-ultimate truths are, there, present) while Aristotle points horizontally (indicating that truth is observed through interaction with the world and its circumstances and time period) Kingdom of God Jesus' message or the Gospel God's rule and reign on earth; God on earth Mission of God refers to the work of the church as being part of God's work Purpose/Westminster Shorter Catechism the ultimate goal of humanity is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever
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