5. What kind of person does James 1:26 speak about? He speaks of people who do not hold their tongue they speak their minds because they feel God does not exist, Atheism. 6. Summarize Proverbs 8:10-11. It’s saying take my knowledge over jewels, knowledge will get you further in life over material items. 2
7. What is the difference between private and shared worldviews? Private Worldviews are formed by one’s own personal views, life experiences social and culture context and personal to them. Shared is when a group of people share the same views. 8. Briefly describe the three worldview tests. Coherence test checks to see if one’s specific views and beliefs contradict other worldview beliefs. Correspondence test, does it correspond with my reality? Does it match my real world experiences or just my perception of the real world? Practice test, Can I live this view, is it satisfying is it lacking anything? Does it live up to the hype? 9. Match the following worldview elements (Ultimate Reality, Nature of the Universe, Human Nature, Knowledge, Ethics, and Purpose) with the correct question below: a. Is there absolute truth? Knowledge b. Is there a God? Ultimate Reality c. How do we know right from wrong? Ethics d. Is there a spiritual part to the universe? Nature of Universe e. Does life have meaning? Purpose f. Are humans merely higher orders of mammals? Human Nature 10. When discussing worldviews, what is the difference between an open system and a closed system? 3
An Open Systems allow us to believe there is something or someone in existence who can help us form our opinions and belief system. Open minded. Closed systems cannot be influenced because there are no external forces, nothing else exists. Closed is just that closed to the possibility of there being anything to influence their belief system, closed minded.
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