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  • THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE CHRISTIAN MIND Tim Stafford First Baptist, Eustis, FL. Cross Training - July/August, 2009 ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  • SESSION 4 – CONCEPT OF TRUTH: PART I The Foundations of the Christian Mind ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  •  But in your hearts set apart Christ as I Peter 3:15-15 Lord. Always be prepared to give an (NIV) answer to everyone who asks you to Key verses for the give the reason for the hope that you foundation of our study have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  •  But in your hearts set Christ apart as holy [and acknowledge Him] as Lord. I Peter 3:15-15 (AMP) Always be ready to give a logical defense Key verses for the to anyone who asks you to account for foundation of our the hope that is in you, but do it study courteously and respectfully.  [And see to it that] your conscience is entirely clear (unimpaired), so that, when you are falsely accused as evildoers, those who threaten you abusively and revile your right behavior in Christ may come to be ashamed [of slandering your good lives]. ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  • What is a worldview? ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  • The Christian Worldview in Crisis  PEERS stuff here ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  • Noetic Structures (The glasses of worldview) The differing degrees of certainty, Characterized by firmness, and the way its beliefs conviction with are related. which people hold their beliefs. The kind of The sum total of influence or control everything that they have over the person believes. rest of the beliefs in that structure. Noetic Structures ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  • Noetic Structures: Example #1 ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  • Noetic Structures (I Am Legend) The differing Emotional Virtually equal degrees of certainty, Characterized by Faith vs fervency; yet firmness, and the way its beliefs Emotional conviction with one is more are related. which people hold Empiricism domineering their beliefs. The kind of Thesum total of The existence everything that influence orvs. they have control Hopeover the personGod of believes. Hopelessness rest of the beliefs in that structure. Noetic Structures ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  • Noetic Structures: Example #2 ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  • Noetic Structures (I Am Legend) The differing The Bible tells degrees of certainty, Characterized by me so vs. Equal fervency firmness, and the way its beliefs seeing is conviction with of belief. are related. which people hold believing their beliefs. The existence Effects the The kind of The sum total of of pre-man influence or control significancethe of everything that they have over age/ Old Earth person believes. position (Priest rest of the beliefs in vs. Young Earth Noetic vs. Scientist) that structure. Structures ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  • Truth in Philosophical Context Types of Truth/Falsehood Relative Absolute Absolute Truth Truth/Falsehood Falsehood ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  • Truth in Philosophical Context Definition of Types of Truth/Falsehood Truth that Truth that Falsehoods is always is that are true all of true/false never true the time in context anytime ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  • Truth in Philosophical Context Examples of Types of Truth/Falsehood Jesus is Coke is Absolute the only better truth way to than does not God Pepsi exist ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  • Truth in Philosophical Context Ramifications of Types of Truth/Falsehood Cultural morays and Eternal norms Eternal Ramifications Ramifications (no eternal ramifications) ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  • Evangelism: When Noetic Structures Collide A collision of noetic structures causes philosophical tension and crisis (Reactions will follow) A conversion is when A collision of noetic something within a structures forces a noetic structure decision undergoes change (Holy Spirit rules here) A collision of noetic structures causes further questioning (They will be back) ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  • Conclusion: Example of a Noetic Structure Conversion ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  • REMEMBER: ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! The Foundations of the Christian Mind ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved