Standing Firm (Biblical Worldview/Apologetics)
Equipping Christians to give a logical defense of the faith, identify stumbling blocks in society, and influence our culture for Christ.
Speaker: Stephen Williams
Only 19% of self-professing Christians have a Biblical worldview – The Barna Group
Questions we will explore over the course of several sessions:
Part 1: What is the problem?
- Many Christians are not ready to give a logical defense of the Christian faith to skeptics.
- Over 50% of Christian youth are walking away from their faith when they leave home.
- There is a worldview crisis within the body of Christ.
Part 2: Is the Bible reliable?
- The Bible is the most reliable document in all of antiquity. (Bibliographic/Manuscript Evidence)
- The Scriptures are historically and archaeologically accurate. (External evidence for Christianity)
- The authors of the Bible were eyewitnesses who were detailed and accurate. (Internal Evidence)
- Ways to respond to skeptics.
Part 3: What is a worldview and why should we care?
- Our worldview impacts everything we do, say and think.
- A Christian worldview is the most rational, reasonable, logical, and historically reliable.
- Arguments for God can be made in accordance with reality on every level including logic, cosmological, teleological, and moral.
Part 4: How is history being changed and what are the results?
- Historical revisionism happens through biased presentation, omission and lack of primary source references.
- Revisionist history causes an increase in hostility towards Christianity.
- The gospel and a Christian worldview has positively influenced every culture it has touched.
Part 5: Are science and Christianity compatible?
- Are science and Christianity compatible?
- Why do atheists attempt to use “science” in attacking a Christian worldview?
- Why is Darwinian evolution a religion and how is this failed theory being used to undermine Christians?
Part 6: Godly Sexuality
- How has today’s sex-saturated society impacted Christians?
- What is the Bible’s definition of gender, sexuality, and purity, and how are these being distorted in culture?
Part 7: Discipleship
- Why is being involved in discipleship so critical to every believer?
Part 8: Influencing Culture
- What would happen if the 60 million Bible-believing Christians in America decided to influence and impact the culture around them?
- How can Christians impact their spheres of influence in schools, workplaces, communities and social issues and who is God calling to be His hands and feet?