Home Forums ODBCU Track CA312: Christian Evidences

This topic contains 12 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Gary 1 year ago.

  • Author
    Posts
  • #6423

    garyslavin
    Keymaster

    After you have listened to the lectures for each lesson you need to post a comment about something that you found interesting. You also need to post a follow-up comment on two(2) other students comments on the lectures. (If there are no other students comments in the topic then you only need to post your own comment).

  • #8472

    Gary
    Participant

    Lesson 1 is an introduction that indicates the 3 main areas to be covered by this course include the: a) nature of Christianity, b) verification of Christianity, and c) evidence of Christianity.

  • #8473

    Gary
    Participant

    The instructor indicates that many times people criticize Christianity based upon how people misuses Christianity when the correct way is to evaluate Christianity based on its documentation and fundamental structure (i.e. God’s activities).

  • #8474

    Gary
    Participant

    Lesson 3: Christianity is “final authority”.

  • #8475

    Gary
    Participant

    Lesson 4: This lesson lists the characteristics (i.e. themes) of Christianity.

    Christianity is:

    1) Personal
    2) Historical
    3) Supernatural
    4) Redemptive
    5) Revelatory
    6) Exclusive
    7) Authoritative
    8) Representative
    9) Covenantal
    10) Contemporaneous
    11) Dynamic
    12) Demanding

  • #8476

    Gary
    Participant

    Lesson 5: How do we verify what we believe? This is done via the following 3 philosophical theories:
    1) Correspondence
    2) Coherence
    3) Pragmatism

  • #8477

    Gary
    Participant

    Lesson 6: 3 characteristics found in man throughout history:
    1) Morality
    2) Religious
    3) Ethics

  • #8478

    Gary
    Participant

    Lesson 7: The evidence of Christianity must fulfill at least 3 requirements. That is, the claims of Christianity must be:
    1) Factual and historical
    2) Present a more coherent explanation of the world and life than those systems that stand opposed to Christianity
    3) Would indicate that the origin or source of the evidence itself could only be explained by supernaturalism.

    Prophecy is one of the proofs of the evidence of Christianity.

  • #8479

    Gary
    Participant

    Lesson 8: This lesson demonstrates Jesus’ claims to deity.

  • #8480

    Gary
    Participant

    Lesson 9 deals with the theme that if Christianity is true then we would expect supernatural evidence. It addresses the evidence of the resurrection of Jesus.

  • #8481

    Gary
    Participant

    Lesson 10: This lesson provides evidence from archeology which confirms the Bible. If Christianity is true then we would expect some evidence of this and this is what we find. In numerous areas where the Bible “touches” history direct evidence has been found in archeology which supports the events mentioned in the Bible.

  • #8482

    Gary
    Participant

    Lesson 11: This lesson provides evidence relating to the early writings of the Church. From the writings of the early Church fathers which utilize quotes from the Bible, one could rebuild almost the entire Old and New Testament of the Bible.

  • #8483

    Gary
    Participant

    Lesson 12: This lesson discusses the evidence that is provided by the availability of manuscripts of the Old and New Testaments. There are over 13,000 whole or part manuscripts of the Old and New Testaments.

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.