Essay Guide to Suffering
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6. According to the lecture, what kind of absolute truths require the existence of God?
Moral and Spiritual
7. Briefly define general and special revelation.
General Revelation - the way god has displayed important truths about himself through nature for all humanity to see
Special Revelation - God revealing truths to people as recorded in the Bible and culminating with God Himself coming to humanity in the person of Jesus Christ.
8. From Chapter 8 of the textbook, define exclusivism and pluralism.
Exclusivism - only one way
Pluralism - two or more opposing beliefs can be compatible at the same time in the same way
9. According to Chapter 9 in the textbook, does Job ever find out why he suffered? What is the best explanation from our perspective?
Jobs did not find out why he suffered. Suffering can