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  • 1.  http://www.godtube.com/view_video.php?viewkhttp://www.godtube.com/view_video.php?viewk  http://www.tangle.com/view_video.php?viewkeyhttp://www.tangle.com/view_video.php?viewkey
  • 2. Criticisms of ChristianityCriticisms of Christianity
  • 3. Criticisms of ChristianityCriticisms of Christianity  Christianity and Science don’t go togetherChristianity and Science don’t go together – Miracles?Miracles?  Walking on waterWalking on water  Raising people from deathRaising people from death  Virgin birthVirgin birth  Jesus was fully man and fully God at the same timeJesus was fully man and fully God at the same time
  • 4. Criticisms of ChristianityCriticisms of Christianity  How can a God of love condemn people to eternalHow can a God of love condemn people to eternal punishment in hell?punishment in hell?  How can God allow bad things to happen to thoseHow can God allow bad things to happen to those who follow him?who follow him?  The Bible is full of contradictions and has beenThe Bible is full of contradictions and has been misinterpreted.misinterpreted.  Christianity is intolerant of other religions.Christianity is intolerant of other religions.  There are so many different denominations inThere are so many different denominations in Christianity that can’t even agree with each otherChristianity that can’t even agree with each other
  • 5. Alternate views on ‘Christianity’Alternate views on ‘Christianity’  Jesus is not equal with God, he was createdJesus is not equal with God, he was created by God.by God.  Jesus was not fully human.Jesus was not fully human.  Jesus was not fully God.Jesus was not fully God.  There is no Trinity.There is no Trinity.  Jesus had no idea who he was while onJesus had no idea who he was while on earth.earth.
  • 6. What is Apologetics?What is Apologetics?  A verbal defense of your faith.A verbal defense of your faith.  1 Peter 3:15 – “But in your hearts set apart1 Peter 3:15 – “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to giveChrist as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to givean answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. Butthe reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”do this with gentleness and respect.”
  • 7. Why is Apologetics Needed?Why is Apologetics Needed?  The Bible commands it.The Bible commands it.  To defend your worldview.To defend your worldview.  To be able to answer questions aboutTo be able to answer questions about Christianity.Christianity.  To defend Christianity against attacks (but itTo defend Christianity against attacks (but it can also be offensive).can also be offensive).  To strengthen personal faith by being ableTo strengthen personal faith by being able to explain what you believe.to explain what you believe.
  • 8. WorldviewWorldview  Definition-Definition- – The perspective from which one sees andThe perspective from which one sees and interprets the world.interprets the world. – It is a system ofIt is a system of beliefsbeliefs that guides yourthat guides your ACTIONSACTIONS  There are many types of worldviews.There are many types of worldviews.  What is a Christian worldview?What is a Christian worldview?
  • 9. 7 Key Beliefs of Christianity7 Key Beliefs of Christianity
  • 10. A Christian WorldviewA Christian Worldview  How does a ChristianHow does a Christian see…..?see…..?
  • 11. A Christian WorldviewA Christian Worldview  How does a ChristianHow does a Christian see…?see…?
  • 12. A Christian WorldviewA Christian Worldview  How does a ChristianHow does a Christian view…?view…? Self
  • 13. Characteristics of JesusCharacteristics of Jesus  Jesus is omniscient (all knowing).Jesus is omniscient (all knowing).  Jesus himself claimed to be God.Jesus himself claimed to be God.  Jesus knew what is mission was.Jesus knew what is mission was.  Jesus had a will/ a choice of his own and was notJesus had a will/ a choice of his own and was not just a puppet of God.just a puppet of God.  Jesus is omnipresent (everywhere)Jesus is omnipresent (everywhere)  Jesus himself claimed to be salvationJesus himself claimed to be salvation  Other people believed that salvation was found inOther people believed that salvation was found in JesusJesus  Jesus is eternal.Jesus is eternal.
  • 14. How was this a perfect time for theHow was this a perfect time for the Church to start?Church to start?  Roman road systemRoman road system  Pax RomanaPax Romana  Universal Greek languageUniversal Greek language  Greek Philosophers cast doubt on GreekGreek Philosophers cast doubt on Greek and Roman religious beliefsand Roman religious beliefs  Persecution strengthened and spread thePersecution strengthened and spread the churchchurch
  • 15. The Earliest ChurchThe Earliest Church  Had no organizational structure (JesusHad no organizational structure (Jesus never set one up)never set one up)  Still worshipped in the Temple because theyStill worshipped in the Temple because they thought of themselves as Jewsthought of themselves as Jews  Lived CommunallyLived Communally  Had communion in each others housesHad communion in each others houses  Initially thought Jesus’ message was onlyInitially thought Jesus’ message was only for the Jews.for the Jews.  Suffered 3 centuries of sporadic persecutionSuffered 3 centuries of sporadic persecution