Apologetics Class 10-18-2015

Currently, we are reading the book Unsilenced: How to Voice the Gospel by James Boccardo.  It is a great book about evangelism that also includes some information about Apologetics.

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Hi All,

Great class today!  Great interaction/discussion.  We read pages 105-111, which covered ‘problems’ 14-16.  Here were the questions associated with those sections:

  1. (pg. 105) Problem #14: A Lot of People Have Had Followers Like Jesus.
    1. (pg. 105-106) How are Jesus’ followers different than those of the likes of David Koresh (Waco, TX)?
  2. (pg. 107) Problem #15: I’ve Done a Lot of Good Things.
    1. (pg. 107) What example could you give to cast doubt on the idea that people who do more good things than bad things go to heaven?
    2. (pg. 107) Why is it important to make a person see that doing good things has nothing to do with being forgiven of a crime?
    3. (pg. 108) Why does the “fine have to be paid” in order for the sin to be removed from your record?
  3. (pg. 110) Problem #16: There Are “So Many” Contradictions in the Bible
    1. (pg. 110) What question could you ask someone who claims there are a lot of Bible contradictions?
    2. (pg. 110-111) Several common examples of contradictions brought up by skeptics could be understood as ______________ rather than _______________.  What is an example?

Just prior to reading and discussing problem #15, we watched this short witnessing clip with Ray Comfort of Living Waters:

Good Works Don’t Save (5 ½ min video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7G2-FW-1C0

Here are the few additional items we talked about today and that I said that I’d send to you:

  1. On Guard Conference: Gary Habermas – The Resurrection of Jesus. This was the video that was mentioned when we were talking about 1 Corinthians and Galatians and how secular (skeptical) historians treat these letters as valid historical sources (1 hour 40 min video lecture, but a good one): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNdmSQKyzgc
  2. Demolishing Supposed Bible Contradictions: Volume 1 – Introduction (Dr. Jason Lisle):   https://answersingenesis.org/answers/books/demolishing-supposed-bible-contradictions-1/introduction/

Next week we will probably finish up the ‘Problems’ chapter with 17-19.

Have a great week and I pray that we may have opportunities to use this information as we witness to those God brings into our paths!

Blessings to you all

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