What is troublesome or confusing about christianity

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Question 1: It is interesting to note that this is not the only prophecy fulfilled by Jesus' death and resurrection. Indeed, we can see from scripture how the resurrection fulfilled many promises and prophecies from God the Father in the Old Testament and from God the Son (i.e. Jesus) in the New Testament. Can you think of any other examples from scripture of promises or prophecies of God which were fulfilled by Jesus' life, death, and/or resurrection? 250-500 words

Question 2: According to the Christian worldview, how does one gain eternal life? Use Bible verses to support your response. How does the Christian concept of hope for the afterlife differ from that concept in other worldviews? 250=500 words

Question 3: Write a 1,250-1,500-word essay using at least two course resources (textbook, lectures, the Bible) and at least two other sources from the GCU Library to support your points. Remember, the Bible counts as one reference regardless of how many times you use it or how many verses you cite. Begin your paper with an appropriate introduction, including a thesis statement to introduce the purpose of the paper. Organize your paper with the following sections using the seven underlined titles for subheadings.

The Christian Worldview: Describe the beliefs of the Christian worldview with regard to the following components corresponding to Topics 2-5. Write at least one paragraph for each component using the underlined title for a subheading.

God: What is God like? What are God's characteristics? What is his creation?

Humanity: What is human nature? What is human purpose? What is the root cause of human problems?

Jesus: What is Jesus' true identity? What did Jesus do? Why is Jesus' identity and work significant for the Christian worldview?

Restoration: What is the solution to human problems according to the Christian worldview? What role do grace and faith play in Christian salvation? How do Christians think that the transformation of self and society happens?

Analysis: Analyze the Christian worldview by addressing each of the following questions:

What are the benefits or strengths of Christian belief?

What is troublesome or confusing about Christianity?

How does Christianity influence a person's thinking and behavior?

Reflection: Reflect on your worldview by answering one of the following questions:

If you are not a Christian, what similarities and differences are there between your worldview and the Christian worldview?

If you are a Christian, how specifically do you live out the beliefs of the Christian worldview?Conclusion: Synthesize the main points, pulling the ideas of the paper together.

Question 4: Jesus made many absolute statements such as the following: John 14:6: "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me" (NIV).

Matthew 7:13-14: "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it" (NIV).

How would you answer someone accusing Christianity of exclusivism? 250-500 words

Question 5: How would you explain how a good, loving, and all-powerful God allows suffering and evil in his creation? Cite a specific example of suffering and/or evil that you have seen or experienced. 250-500 words.

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