Presentation on theme: "Zzaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaasw. world·view 1. The overall perspective from which one sees and interprets the world. 2. A collection."— Presentation transcript:
world·view 1. The overall perspective from which one sees and interprets the world. 2. A collection of beliefs about life and the universe held by an individual or a group.
The following statements are to help you understand your worldview. Please indicate on your answer sheet one of the following options for each statement. 1 = Strongly Agree 2 = Tend to Agree 3 = Undecided/No opinion 4= Tend to Disagree 5 = Strongly Disagree.
1. All humans are descendents of Adam and Eve. 2. The theory of evolution provides the best explanation for the different types of animals we see today. 3. God used evolution to create man. 4. Adam and Eve were real people. 5. The days in Genesis could be long periods of time such as a thousand years.
6. The universe is millions of years old. 7. The age of the earth is around 10,000 years old. 8. Evolution and the Bible contradict each other. Both cannot be true at the same time. 9. Plants were on earth before the sun was made? 10. All things were made on earth in 6 literal 24 hour days.
11. Dinosaurs became extinct millions of years before man ever existed. 12. The first chapter of Genesis is not real history. 13. The Bible is the divine Word of God and contains no errors. 14. God has the power and will to prevent evil from happening. 15. There is only 1 divinely inspired word of God.
Apolo-who? The word apologetics comes from the Greek word apologia which means “to give an answer” or “defense.” Apologetics is the art and science of presenting the Gospel in such a way as to overcome the objections of a reluctant person for whom Christ died.
Apolo-who? (continued) Verses that contain the word apologia: 1 Peter 3:15 Acts 22:1; 25:16 1 Corinthians 9:3 2 Corinthians 7:11 Philippians 1:7; 16-17 2 Timothy 4:16
English to Greek Comparison But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, 1 Peter 3:15(NIV) κύριον δὲ τὸν Χριστὸν ἁγιάσατε ἐν ταῖς καρδίαις ὑμῶν, ἕτοιμοι ἀεὶ πρὸς ἀπολογίαν παντὶ τῷ αἰτοῦντι ὑμᾶς λόγον περὶ τῆς ἐν ὑμῖν ἐλπίδος, 1 Peter 3:15 (Greek)
Defensive or Offensive Strategy FALSE OBJECTIONSEXAMPLE ATTACKS ON MEN“I don’t like Christianity because of Pastor Bill.” ATTACKS ON MOVEMENTS“I can’t stand Baptists” ATTACKS ON MINISTRIES“Oh, you are one of them..” ATTACKS ON MISCONCEPTIONS“All Christians are legalists” ATTACKS ON HISTORICAL MISTAKES“People have killed in the name of Jesus.” There are many different ways to approach apologetics: Defensive – Trying to defend against the attacks coming from the other side. Offensive – Your eyes are set on a goal and you are trying to get yourself and your team to that goal.
Contradictions? 2 Kings 1:17 (NIV) 17 So he died, according to the word of the LORD that Elijah had spoken. Because Ahaziah had no son, Joram [a] succeeded him as king in the second year of Jehoram son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah. 2 Kings 3:1(NIV) 1 Joram [a] son of Ahab became king of Israel in Samaria in the eighteenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and he reigned twelve years.
Contradictions?... Acts 9:7 (KJV) 7 And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man. Acts 22:9 (KJV) 9 And they that were with me saw indeed the light, and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me..
Contradictions?... Genesis 1:11-13 God made plants on 3 rd Day. Genesis 1:14-19 God made the sun and moon on 4 th Day.