Flashcards in Lesson 2 Deck (20):
An Apologist is a person who writes defenses of the Christian faith
One of the most famous early Apologists was Justin Martyr.
Justin Martyr was best known for his great preaching and soul winning ministry.
Justin Martyr is also referred to as a philosopher.
Justin Martyr used the terms and ideas of philosophy to explain Christianity to pagans.
Justin Martyr was a priest in the church
From Nero A.D. 60 until A.D. 313 there were ten major persecutions.
Some of the most severe persecution was under Decius, Valerian and Diocletian.
The doctrine of the "Logos" translated in English means "water"
The Greeks believed that "Logos" was the "reason by which the universe was sustained".
The Greek understanding of "Logos" and John's explanation of "Logos" are very similar
The doctrine of the "Logos" is the beginning of personal differentiation of the Godhead.
The Greek Apologist never promoted a holiness lifestyle
The main problem with the Apologists were they presented Christianity in a philosophical, rationalistic way, instead of allowing the Bible to speak for itself.
The Greek's Apologist made no distinction between the Father and the Son or "Logos".
Ebionites were Jewish Christians that held onto Jewish customs.
Gnosticism was a powerful force that helped give Christianity meaning.
The Gnostic term "Demiurge" meant Creator
The Gnostics believed there were three kinds of men: spiritual, carnal, and earthly
True if earthly means "physical" otherwise False