1. What is the difference in believing in only one God and believing our God is the top God or best God? How does this relate to our view of other non-Christian religions?
2. It is popular today to say the Christian God-the-Father is the same God as all other religions… that “the Father” is Allah, or any other God and Jesus is “our way” of getting to the Father but there are other ways—what do you think of this?
3. What are some mistaken view of God he Father that cold come from our human situation and how would you answer the person who says, “If God is like a Father then I hate Him.”
4. What is the doctrine of providence? How can we say that God provides us with a car and house when we ourselves purchased it with out own hard-earned money?
5. Make a chart of the various answers to theodicy—the problem of evil. If God is almighty how can he let bad things happen? Which one of these answers would you use most in explaining the problem of evil?
6. This book repeatedly claim there are things we can’t explain or prove to unbelievers—we “just believe” them. Discuss the difference between believing on evidence and believing by faith and how both have a role in faith. What have you believed due to evidence and what by faith alone?
7. Have the group read the “What about us” ending to this chapter to themselves as a closing meditation, or have someone prepared to read it aloud for the group. Or perhaps actually have someone read the prayer at the end for the group, or have someone pray based on the lesson a similar prayer.
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