APOL 220 Quiz 1


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APOL 220 Quiz 1 Liberty University Answers

Set 1

  1. According to Psalm 19:1–6, the heavens act as an apologist for God! This is an example of which apologetic type?
  2. God’s primary biblical apologetic for suffering is grounded in his own anguish on a cross.
  3. The authors state that apologetics, in its most basic form, is “the practice of making an appeal and a defense for the Christian faith.”
  4. This statement “In the Old Testament world, the primary question was not whether or not a god or gods existed, but which god was true” highlights which apologetic type in Chapter 1?
  5. One can accurately understand what Peter says about defending the faith from just reading 1 Peter 3:15 itself.
  6. 1 Peter 3:15 serves as a proof-text for apologetics.
  7. In 1 Corinthians 2 Paul alludes to a movement of his day known as sophism. Sophists were rhetoricians who maintained public careers based on their ability to speak and follow oratorical conventions.
  8. Paul uses pagan sources during his speech at Mars Hill.
  9. Many issues which were formerly left to the halls of the academy are now being introduced to the masses, often by skeptics.
  10. A defensive apologetic is a response to some contention a person may have towards Christianity or a reason why he/she does not believe Christianity is true.
  11. The Bible often uses questions as a rhetorical device in order to disarm false beliefs
  12. The Bible often uses questions as a rhetorical device in order to disarm false beliefs
  13. The lives of Jesus Christ’s followers ought to make an apologetic impact.
  14. In 1 Kings 18, when Elijah challenges the prophets of Baal, this is an example of which apologetic type?
  15. Persecuted and afflicted believers are not persevering in vain, because God has a glorious plan for their future. This is an example of which apologetic category?

Set 2

  1. Apologetics is meant to clear the debris that obstructs an accurate view of the gospel, and it is meant to be grounded in and be a servant to the gospel.
  2. Out of the three kinds of doubt—historical, emotional, volitional—which did Habermas say was the most common, most painful, and least dangerous?
  3. 1 Peter 3:15 can be considered a proof-text for apologetics.
  4. Doubt is:
  5. The tone and conscience of an apologist matters little, but the content matters greatly.
  6. According to the reading, apologetics
  7. Faith and doubt are mutually exclusive.
  8. According to the reading, the gospel can be summarized as: God’s accounts of his saving activity in Jesus the Messiah, in which, by Jesus’ death and resurrection, he atones for sin and brings new creation.
  9. In our age of skepticism and doubt, often people will not listen to the “what” until you give them the
  10. There is no need to pit apologetics against
  11. Apologetics is only an individual activity.
  12. According to Peter, God has called believers out as a community to suffer well for the gospel.
  13. There is a difference between truth and the ability to which we can know it.
  14. According to Habermas, if the deity, death, and resurrection of Jesus are true, then _________ is true.
  15. Part of a definition of the gospel is saying that apologetics is the gospel.