Essential Theology – Lesson 02


Part two of the Essential Theology Series led by Pastor Scott Craig, Landmark Community Church, Rapid City, SD

Members of the Argument for God “Bundle”

-A Universal Belief in the Existence of God
Humankind everywhere has a belief in the supreme being(s) to whom they are morally responsible The one they must make up to for all the bad they have committed. It is an inate sense thoughout all humanity.

– Cosmological (cosmology -a division of philosophy that is concerned with the nature and order of the universe.)
When we see a thing we, naturally, ask for the “cause” of that thing. Is it self generating or is it’s existence a result of some external cause. Humankind is an effect, we did not always exist.

– Teleological (Design)proves a thing exists for a purpose by a designing mind.

– Ontological -the study of existence; the argument from being. How does an imperfect mind know it is imperfect?

– Anthropological The Moral Argument; . The study of humankind’s value, culture and history.
because we have an intellectual, moral nature; our designer/creator had to have intellect, morals, is a judge and is a lawgiver. There is a universal belief in right and wrong.

– The Argument of Congruity a quality of agreement and appropriateness. Where things clearly line up or agree.

– The Argument of the Testimony of other people. The Bible gives testimony of God. The authors of all the passages tell of their experiences with God. Scripture declares that the knowledge of God is universal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bice8… A Case for a Creator
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EducationPart two of the Essential Theology Series led by Pastor Scott Craig, Landmark Community Church, Rapid City, SD

Members of the Argument for God “Bundle”

-A Universal Belief in the Existence of God
Humankind everywhere has a belief in the supreme being(s) to whom they are morally responsible The one they must make up to for all the bad they have committed. It is an inate sense thoughout all humanity.

– Cosmological (cosmology -a division of philosophy that is concerned with the nature and order of the universe.)
When we see a thing we, naturally, ask for the “cause” of that thing. Is it self generating or is it’s existence a result of some external cause. Humankind is an effect, we did not always exist.

– Teleological (Design)proves a thing exists for a purpose by a designing mind.

– Ontological -the study of existence; the argument from being. How does an imperfect mind know it is imperfect?

– Anthropological The Moral Argument; . The study of humankind’s value, culture and history.
because we have an intellectual, moral nature; our designer/creator had to have intellect, morals, is a judge and is a lawgiver. There is a universal belief in right and wrong.

– The Argument of Congruity a quality of agreement and appropriateness. Where things clearly line up or agree.

– The Argument of the Testimony of other people. The Bible gives testimony of God. The authors of all the passages tell of their experiences with God. Scripture declares that the knowledge of God is universal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bice8… A Case for a Creator
Category
Education