belief and relation to ultimate reality Ethics knowledge of what is right and

Belief and relation to ultimate reality ethics

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belief and relation to ultimate realityEthics: knowledge of what is right and what is wrong, what is good and what is badPurpose: think through about how their view on reality reflects on their view of their purposeOpen System: if god exists and interacts with the world then be considred open systemClosed System: if god exists but he does not interfere with the world (both depend on someone’s belief and relation to ultimate reality)Parable of the Sower: from sower mark 4; a farmer sows seed in a field, seed falls on paths, birds eat it, some seed begins to grow in a place where there are too many weeds, some seed falls where there are rocks and not much soil; farmer=Jesus, seed=good news, places=different people, different result in different peopleJesus’ Temptations: turns stone into bread, throw himself off the temple to test god, bow to the devil for all the power and wealth in the worldTrinity: Father, Son, Holy Spirit; all three members of the trinity were active in creation, jesus was also involved in the creation, god the father oversaw the creation of all things, all things were made through and for jesus who holds all things together, god the spirit was present in the creation narrative showing that he is not only the creator but the lifegiving spirit of the living godCreated in God’s Image: god’s attributes are passed to humans (creativity, love, logic and reason, etc), humanity is to exercise dominion over what god created, god breathed the breath of life into us, god gives us worthGood Samaritan: man on his way from Jericho to Jerusalem, man was robbed and stripped of his clothing, then he was beaten and left for dead, priest looked at him and kept walking, levite looked at
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him and also kept walking, a Samaritan saw him beaten and took him in, the Samaritan cleaned his wounds and took him to an inn Greatest Command(s): love god, love thy neighborNietzsche/Truth: “there is no truth, only interpretations”Plato/Aristotle/Truth: plato is pointing up and Aristotle is point outward, two different concept of truth; plato truth is grounded in universal principles established by god and that those principles govern reality,Aristotle truth is discerned through sensory experience of particular examples found in the worldKingdom of God: hope of god, place of peace, beacon of justiceMission of God: character is one of sending himself, always going, coming, sending in mission, sending and being sent is fundamental to who god is and what god doesPurpose/Westminster Shorter Catechism: primary purpose of humanity is to glorify god, and to enjoy him forever
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