702 Christian Apologetics Mid Semester Exam2013_14


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702 Christian Apologetics Mid Semester Exam2013_14

  1. 1. Christian Apologetics (702) Mid Semester Exam page 1 of 2 ! ! Christian Apologetics (702) Mid Semester Exam 2013-14 % ______ xxxx February 2014, 0900-1100 Final Mark____/80 Use only the space given for each answer. This exam is looking for clear, concise answers. Use lists and bullet points where appropriate. You must use your Bible in this exam - Biblical references are expected to be used in answering each question and their use will result in higher marks being awarded. Student’s Name:_______________________________________________ ! There are 7 questions, each worth 20 marks - select and answer only 3
 ! 1. In conversation with a friend at your home church you mention that you have taken a course in Christian apologetics. They have no idea what it is and ask you to explain what it is and what benefit it might be to them in their walk as a disciple. (20 marks) 2. In conversation with a Muslim friend they are certain that Jesus did not in fact die on the cross but only swooned. How would you explain to them your belief that Jesus could not have swooned and had to have died. (20 marks) 3. Talking about the divinity of Christ, Kreeft and Tacelli state, “Christians ought to realise how difficult, how scandalous, how objectionable, how apparently unbelievable and absurd this doctrine is bound to appear to others.” How would you defend the divinity of Jesus Christ to someone believes he was just a good man? (20 marks) 4. “If Jesus rose from the dead, then you have to accept all that he said; if he didn't rise from the dead, then why worry about any of what he said? The issue on which everything hangs is not whether or not you like his teaching but whether or not he rose from the dead.” Tim Keller
  2. 2. Christian Apologetics (702) Mid Semester Exam page 2 of 2 ! ! Provide good, well reasoned arguments for the physical resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. (20 marks) ! 5.“We can ignore even pleasure. But pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” C.S. Lewis In discussion with a non-believing friend they ask you, "If there is a good God, why are there pain, suffering and death in the world, how can they be ‘good’?” How would you answer them? (20 marks) 6.“Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.” Isaac Asimov “When I think of all the harm the Bible has done, I despair of ever writing anything equal to it.” Oscar Wilde Explain to these famous men why they should believe that the Bible is historically reliable and a trustworthy record of God dealing with humanity. (20 marks) 7. Discuss the illustration, “An Atheist’s view on Life”, with an emphasis on how the Christian faith deals with the atheists view of life.