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Adv Creation Apologetics

ADV-Creation-CourseAdvanced Creation Apologetics Course

Course Description
This course is designed to provide the Christian with biblical tools for evangelism.
The course consists of learning how to break down strongholds (2 Cor 10:5) using questioning techniques, presuppositional apologetics, and recognizing logical fallacies used in discussions and how to respond to them.

Course Format
Lecture, class participation, and exercises

Target Audience:
Since this is an advanced course it is recommended that the student have a basic background in biblical creation or critical thinking skills. This could include any one of the following:
- Attended a creation seminar sponsored by organizations such as CTI, Answers in Genesis, Institute for Creation
- Viewed various DVDs on the subject
- Attended the one-day Christian Leader/Teacher training course from CTI
- Completed one of the Answers in Genesis online courses (Apologetics 101, or Apologetics 111 or Apologetics 201)
- Be familiar with the contents in the Answers in Genesis Answers Books 1, 2,  and 3

Course Length
1 ¼ days (Friday 6:00 – 9:00; Saturday 8:30 – 5:30)

Course Cost
$65 per student

Course Outline
Chapter 1: The Need for Apologetics

- Truth under attack
- Biblical warnings
- Biblical mandates
- The purpose of apologetics
- Components of a bilbical worldview

Chapter 2: Presuppositionalism

- Proof and persuasion
- Some examples
- The chair
- Two presuppositions (Atheism and a Creator God)

Chapter 3: Life-Long Learning Tools

- Critical thinking questions
- Understanding definitions
- Fuzzy words and magic words
- Red-flag words
- Chapter challenges

Chapter 4: The Value of Good Questions

- Five reasons for asking questions
- Answering questions with questions
. Do you believe in evolution?
. How old do you think the earth is?
. How could people live to be 900 years old?
- Class workshop

Chapter 5: The Transcendental Argument for God’s Existence (TAG)

- Introduction
- What is transcendental?
- TAG and the Bible
- Three key areas of TAG
- Using morality to illustrate TAG
- TAG and logic
- Seven conclusions
- Class workshop

Chapter 6: Does God Exist?

- Background: some common challenges
- A premise
- Five evidences
-  (1) Cosmological evidence
-  (2) Design
-  (3) The moral argument (right and wrong)
-  (4) The existence of non-material entities
-  (5) The reality of God’s Word
- Chapter challenges

Chapter 7: Knowing How to Answer Questions About Rights

- A Christian view of rights
- Three questions to ask non-Christians
- Three answers to give non-Christians
- Rights and the Gospel
- The challenge for the church

Chapter 8: The Gospel, Apologetics, and Evangelism

- What is the Gospel?
- False Gospels and half Gospels
- Cab the Christian be neutral?

 

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