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"Defenders" class - Sun 7pm ET

Postby Zera » Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:02 pm

You are hereby invited to the "Defenders" class!
(Not a sermon class, but a get-all-your-questions-answered class)

Sun 7pm-8:30pm @ Teamspeak3 server CGAlliance.org, no password, channel "Defenders" class - Sun 7pm ET

“Defenders” Class Summary

”Always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you. However, do this with gentleness and respect” 1 Peter 3:15 HCSB

Three Class Purposes

1) To train Christians to understand, articulate, and defend basic Christian truths
2) To reach out with the Gospel to those who have not yet come to know Christ, always being ready to give a defense to anyone who should ask for a reason for our hope.
3) To be a heart-warming fellowship of mutual encouragement and care.



Teaching Content

Christian Doctrine
… what the church believes and teaches
Apologetics
… to provide rational reasons for the truth of Christianity’s claims



Outline
1. Foundations of Christian Doctrine & Apologetics (What it is, Why to study it)
2. Doctrine of Revelation (Authority, General & Special Revelation, Biblical Inerrancy, Bible Canonicity)
3. Doctrine of God (Knowing God, Self-Existing, Eternal, Omnipresent, Immutable, Immaterial, Omniscient, Holy, Loving)
4. Existence of God (Leibnitz argument from Contingency, Kalam Cosmological Argument, Teleological Argument from Fine-tuning, Moral Argument from Absolute Moral Values, Ontological Argument, Properly Basic Belief, Problem of Suffering)
5. Doctrine of the Trinity (One God, Three persons: Father Son Holy Spirit, History of Explanations, Possible Model)
6. Doctrine of Christ (Deity and Humanity of Christ, History of Explanations, Possible Model)
7. Doctrine of the Holy Spirit (Deity, Personhood, Role in Salvation, Ministry to believers)
8. Doctrine of Creation (6 Days and/or not, Evolution and/or not, Reasons from Physics + Chemistry + Biology)
9. Doctrine of Man (Made in God’s Image, Where we come from, Why are we here, Where we go when we die)
10. Doctrine of Salvation (How Jesus’s death can be a substitute payment for our own guilt penalty)
11. Doctrine of the Church (The role of believers as the body of Christ)
12. Doctrine of the Last Things (Jesus Second Coming, Resurrection of the Saints, the New Heaven and Earth)

Resources
http://www.reasonablefaith.org
Christian Doctrine and Apologetics in general
http://www.reasonablefaith.org/defenders-2-podcast
Outlines, Podcasts and transcripts of most class material
http://www.reasonablefaith.org/defenders-1-podcast
Outlines and Podcasts of most class material

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Re: "Defenders" class - Sun 7pm ET

Postby Zera » Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:29 pm

Hey, just a reminder that this Bible Study is still going.
Today's edition starts in 1h 40m.

Hope to see you there

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Re: "Defenders" class - Sun 7pm ET

Postby ccgr » Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:01 pm

sorry weekends are rough with kids

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Re: "Defenders" class - Sun 7pm ET

Postby Kwan » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:34 pm

Ah, sorry I missed it. I live on the West Coast, so it would be like 4pm. I'll see if I can make it next week.

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Re: "Defenders" class - Sun 7pm ET

Postby Zera » Sun May 19, 2013 5:32 pm

I apologize for not announcing the class being skipped last week because of mothers day.
We are having the Bible Study class today.

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Re: "Defenders" class - Sun 7pm ET

Postby Zera » Sun May 26, 2013 5:23 pm

Understanding Roman Catholicism: Is it really much different from Biblical Christianity?

Special Event – Sun, May 26, 7 pm
@ Teamspeak3 server CGAlliance.org, no password, channel "Defenders" class - Sun 7pm ET

The Roman Catholic Church has undergone many substantive changes – especially in the USA – since the Second Vatican Council (“Vatican II” 1962-65) was convened to seek ways to bring that Church into the modern era. A major result from Vatican II was to encourage dialog with other faith groups – Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Protestants, others – to find common ground and help develop an ecumenical spirit that minimizes the differences in faith and practice.

Five decades later, including twenty five years led by a highly charismatic Pope (John Paul II) who effectively implemented a winsome outreach to the rest of the world which is not Roman Catholic, there are many evangelical, Bible-believing Protestants who believe the differences are now so minimal that Catholics have essentially the same faith as Protestants. One could surmise that the issues which caused the Reformation are now moot, since Rome has changed that much.
In fact, Rome now calls Protestants “separated brethren” rather than pagans and infidels who must convert to “Holy Mother Church” for salvation, as was their teaching for centuries before Vatican II. But the term “brethren” implies we have the same spirit and follow the same gospel. But do we? Are Catholics our co-laborers in Christ or a mission field to be evangelized? This is a vitally important question.

Come out and join us on Sun, May 26, 7 pm, as John Kuspa will present the case that the issues of the Reformation remain, and that Rome still teaches a different plan of salvation, hence a different gospel, hence follows a different Jesus. John was a devout Roman Catholic for 25 years, and became a born-again believer at age 47. He has been teaching these differences for about ten years, and in retirement this is his main Christian ministry. Hope to see you there!

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Re: "Defenders" class - Sun 4pm PST / 7pm ET

Postby Zera » Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:43 pm

Hi guys,

this original post got lost as outdated I think.
Our Bible study is still going on every Sunday.
Next Sunday we are starting a new section on creation and evolution. We will look in detail how science and the Bible are not in conflict, but also how there are a lot problems with evolution that you were never told in school. We will give all different points of view a fair representation, but in the end will see which one is most reasonable to belief.

Hope to see some of you join.

God Bless!
Zera

PS: here is the original announcement:

You are hereby invited to the "Defenders" class!
(Not a sermon class, but a get-all-your-questions-answered class)

Sun 7pm-8:30pm EST / 4pm PST @ Teamspeak3 server CGAlliance.org, no password, channel "Defenders" class - Sun 7pm ET

“Defenders” Class Summary

”Always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you. However, do this with gentleness and respect” 1 Peter 3:15 HCSB

Three Class Purposes

1) To train Christians to understand, articulate, and defend basic Christian truths
2) To reach out with the Gospel to those who have not yet come to know Christ
3) To be a heart-warming fellowship of mutual encouragement and care


Teaching Content

Christian Doctrine
… what the church believes and teaches
Apologetics
… to provide rational reasons for the truth of Christianity’s claims

Outline
1. Foundations of Christian Doctrine & Apologetics (What it is, Why to study it)
2. Doctrine of Revelation (Authority, General & Special Revelation, Biblical Inerrancy, Bible Canonicity)
3. Doctrine of God (Knowing God, Self-Existing, Eternal, Omnipresent, Immutable, Immaterial, Omniscient, Holy, Loving)
4. Existence of God (Leibnitz argument from Contingency, Kalam Cosmological Argument, Teleological Argument from Fine-tuning, Moral Argument from Absolute Moral Values, Ontological Argument, Properly Basic Belief, Problem of Suffering)
5. Doctrine of the Trinity (One God, Three persons: Father Son Holy Spirit, History of Explanations, Possible Model)
6. Doctrine of Christ (Deity and Humanity of Christ, History of Explanations, Possible Model)
7. Doctrine of the Holy Spirit (Deity, Personhood, Role in Salvation, Ministry to believers)
8. Doctrine of Creation (6 Days and/or not, Evolution and/or not, Reasons from Physics + Chemistry + Biology)
9. Doctrine of Man (Made in God’s Image, Where we come from, Why are we here, Where we go when we die)
10. Doctrine of Salvation (How Jesus’s death can be a substitute payment for our own guilt penalty)
11. Doctrine of the Church (The role of believers as the body of Christ)
12. Doctrine of the Last Things (Jesus Second Coming, Resurrection of the Saints, the New Heaven and Earth)

Resources
http://www.reasonablefaith.org
Christian Doctrine and Apologetics in general
http://www.reasonablefaith.org/defenders-2-podcast
Outlines and Podcasts of most class material


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