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Genuinely

really
Sincere

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Dligence

earnest
sincere
painstaking pursuit
a thorough effort

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Accountable

answerable to
expected to give a reason

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Rational

reasonable
easily understood
agreeable

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integrity

having good morals

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Godly characteristics

no hypnotizing, crazy person
authors thoughts on miracles
difference between + and other religions

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skeptical

inclined to doubt
tending not to believe

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intolerant

not accepting the value of
unwilling to endure

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alleged

suggested
supposed
unproven charge against

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exclusive

not including others
omitting some

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ambiguous

not clear
obscure
open to several interpretations

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paranoia

mental disorder of excessive fear and distrust of others

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spirituality

having to do with the moral or religious nature of a person

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shamans

a witch
a go between for the natural and supernatural

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miracles

actions without explanation attributed to the supernatural

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cult

system of unorthodox religious worship based on works

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According to Lee Strobel, what is the big difference between Christianity and all other religions?

Other religions are based on people doing something to earn the favor of God. Christianity is based on what Christ has already done on the cross. Jesus offers eternal life as a free gift.

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What are the 5 attributes that Jesus had to live up to?

Omniscience - all knowing
omnipresence - everywhere present
omnipotence - all powerful
eternality - no beginning or end
immutability - unchanging

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how did Mr. Strobel approach an act described by others as being a miracle?

he considered it supernatural and would look for every possible cause before believing it was a miracle.

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what 3 things would suggest that Jesus did not use hypnotism in performing his miracles?

-many people are resistant i big groups (Jesus fed 5000)
-the volunteers have to be willing (miracles were witnessed by Jewish leaders who were skeptics
-hypnotist has to be in direct communication with th volunteers (when Jesus turned water into wine he had no direct communication w guests or even suggested that it was wine.

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describe 3 symptoms that psychologists look for to determine whether a person is mentally unbalanced. how many of them did Jesus demonstrate?

-inappropriate emotions (depression with no cause-irrational anger)
-misperceptions or paranoia (fear of imagined threats)
-thinking disorders (condition where you can't carry on a logical conversation)
Jesus demonstrated none of these!