Reality: Is there a God? If yes, impersonal or personal? – Yes & Personal
Knowledge: How do we know anything with any degree of certainty? Is truth universal, once and for all time, for me and everyone else? – We know because of God’s revelations through the Bible. God created this world; he said this is good this is good. When he created man he said this is very good, very good.
Human Nature: What is a human being? Do we have a spiritual soul that survives the death of the body? – We are created in God’s image; we are not just a higher form of an animal. Yes we do have a soul that survive after ...view middle of the document...
Human Value: Are human beings more valuable than animals? Should individual human life be protected no matter what its form or age? –Yes. God created the world, but humanity was created special; in God’s image. Yes, life is precious therefore it should always be protected.
Ethics: What should he our guide too right and wrong in individual behavior and in the collective behavior of the masses and the nations? Is the whole discussion of moral truth a meaningless act, since no ultimate, moral truth exists? – There is a universal moral truth.
Suffering: What is the meaning of suffering in our individual lives? Should pain be avoided at all costs? – This is an issue of in. Sometimes bad things happen to good people. No, pain is good.
Meaning of Life: Is human history just the recounting of the same human behaviors repeated endlessly age after age in a cyclical fashion where nothing means anything and history is going nowhere? Or is there a larger story out there somewhere within which the histories of individuals and nations fit? – There is a big story and we are all a part of that story.
Human Desire: Is our recognition of and longing for what is true, beautiful, and perfect just an accident? Is or longing for the ideal a hint of a deeper source and purpose for human life? – It is not an accident. There is a meaning to life.