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Six Steps Part 1


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Overview of the Six Steps to Spiritual Truth

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Six Steps Part 1

  1. 2. D o e s God “ Do you really believe that what you believe is REALLY real?” - Dr. Del Tackett
  2. 3. D o e s God <ul><li>“ I believe that one should be agnostic when: </li></ul><ul><li>Belief . . . is mere idle speculation, incapable of verification. </li></ul><ul><li>When belief is held merely to gratify desires, however deep-seated. </li></ul><ul><li>When belief may be taken by others to be more firmly grounded than it really is and so come to encourage false hopes or wrong attitudes of mind. </li></ul><ul><li>I hold, then, that all our life long we are oscillating between conviction and caution , faith and agnosticism , belief and suspension of belief .” </li></ul><ul><li>- Julian Huxley </li></ul>
  3. 4. D o e s God
  4. 5. D o e s God <ul><li>Does absolute truth exist? </li></ul><ul><li>Do reason and religion mix? </li></ul><ul><li>Does God exist? </li></ul><ul><li>Can we know God? </li></ul><ul><li>Is Jesus God? </li></ul><ul><li>Does God care about me? </li></ul>
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  7. 8. D o e s God <ul><li>“ There is one thing a professor can be absolutely certain of: almost every student entering the university believes, or says he believes, that truth is relative…” </li></ul><ul><li>Allan Bloom, The Closing of the American Mind </li></ul>
  8. 9. D o e s God Truth is 1. That which corresponds to reality. 2. That which matches/corresponds to its object. 3. Simply telling it like it is – what is really real.
  9. 10. D o e s God <ul><li>“ Faith means not wanting to know what is true.” </li></ul><ul><li>Frederick Nietzsche, Nihilist Philosopher </li></ul>
  10. 11. D o e s God
  11. 12. D o e s God “ Facts have nothing to do with religion.” – Immanuel Kant, Philosopher
  12. 13. D o e s God 1. Logical Consistency 2. Empirical Adequacy 3. Experiential Relevance
  13. 14. D o e s God “ People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof but on the basis of what they find attractive” – Blaise Pascal
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  15. 16. D o e s God “ Why do we have something rather than nothing at all?” – Martin Heidegger
  16. 17. D o e s God <ul><li>Something exists </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t get something from nothing </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore a necessary and eternal being exists </li></ul><ul><li>The only two options are an eternal universe and an eternal Creator </li></ul><ul><li>Science has disproven the concept of an eternal universe </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore, an eternal Creator exists </li></ul>
  17. 18. D o e s God Plain “ Open your eyes, there it is!” – Romans 1:19 The Message
  18. 19. D o e s God Eternity is long time to be wrong
  19. 20. D o e s God Do all roads lead to God…? … Actually they do