Christian Worldview Study Guide (3)

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A main idea according to the textbook is that the history of humanity is characterized by a departure from what?
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Wisdom, and working towards redemption
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Which book of the Bible begins with the story of Moses?
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Exodus
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What kind of prayer is found in Nehemiah 9 and how does it contrast God and the people?
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The prayer is a retentive prayer. Nehemiah 9 talks all about the Israelites confessing their sins to God and asking for Him to be in their lives again.
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What metaphor does the textbook use to describe idolatry?
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Idolatry is the ascribing of ultimate value or worth to anything besides God.
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According to the textbook, what was the primary message of the Old Testament prophets?
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The prophets’ primary message was to get the people to flee from idolatry and return to God.
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List the names of Israel’s first three kings.
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Saul, David, and Solomon
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After Israel divided into the northern kingdom and the southern kingdom, the southern kingdom of Judah endured much longer but eventually fell to what nation?
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Southern
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According to the textbook the wisdom literature (Job through Ecclesiastes) has what central theme?
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Wisdom
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According to this topic’s assigned reading \”The Mystery of Original Sin: We Don’t Know Why God Permitted the Fall, But We Know All Too Well the Evil and Sin That Still Plague Us,\” by Marguerite Shuster, what is the problem with the world?
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The article discusses the Christian theological doctrine of original sin, or the idea that each person is born a sinner and will manifest that sinfulness in his or her life. It mentions passages in the Bible that indicate how sin could have invaded and pervaded the world that God made good. Ways in which the story of Adam’s fall in the book of Genesis provides an insight into the nature of sin are also addressed. (From the article)
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According to that same Shuster article, why might God want us \”to believe, trust, and obey him even when there is not a reason to do so that we can wrap our minds around?\”
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God is the center. To trust, believe, and obey Him we have to dive into the Bible to find out about Him. That is the only way we will be able to wrap our minds around it.
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Summarize Isaiah 59:1-2.
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Man has been separated from God because of sin.
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The textbook and lecture make mention of Judges 21:25, \”in those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes\” (ESV). This is a common refrain in Scripture (Deut 12:8; Prov 12:25; 26:12). What does this refrain indicate about the spiritual state of the people?
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Everyone was following their own ways and not Gods ways.
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What is the prophecy in Genesis 3:15 known as and what does it mean?
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Satan would strike the seed of the woman (Jesus) on the heel; He would strike Satan on the head − a mortal blow (Gen 3:15). So even from the earliest of time, God gives us hope that He is in control and will ultimately triumph. (From lecture 3)
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Although created in the image of God, after the fall humanity became sinful by nature. How extensively does this \”original sin\” or \”depravity\” affect us according to Romans 3:10-23?
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Cannot be righteous in Gods sight because of sin.
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How did the Fall (sin of Adam and Eve) affect the world according to Genesis 3:16-19?
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The affects of sin will take over. Nothing would be easy. There will be pain and death.

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