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CRST 290 - EXAM 1
Study Guide for the First Creation Studies Exam
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What is apologetics?
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The branch of theology which deals with the defense of doctrine. It is the study of the Christian beliefs.
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What is I Peter 3:15?
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"...always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have but do this with gentleness and respect." (NIV)
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What is Acts 25:8?
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Then Paul made his defense...
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What is Psalm 14:1?
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The fool has said in his heart, There is no God"
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What is the Theory of Evolution?
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1. Process by which species aries and change over time. The idea that all organisms have descended from common ancestors. Offered to explain the origin of all life, the universe, and everything. Differences arise through mutation and natural selection.
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What does the Evolutionary Tree suggest?
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ALL living things share a common ancestor.
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What does the "Creation Orchard" suggest?
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Different kinds of organisms were created with a range of variability. This allows for change, adaptation, and radiation since creation.
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What is Romans 1:18-25?
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For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.
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What Germany policies were influenced by evolution?
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Encouraging certain individuals to have more offspring, Sterilization of those with genetic defects such as being "feebleminded" or handicapped, blind, alcoholics, etc. Actively killing those considered to be "unfit" or "unworthy of life".
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What is the outcome of applied evolution?
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Authenticated and documented during the Nuremberg Trials, 11 million people considered subhuman, unworthy of life, or dissidents, were killed.
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Who was a victim of forced sterilization in 1927?
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Carrie Buck
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How many people were affected by Eugenics?
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More than 40,000 people classed as insane or "feebleminded" were sterilized by law in 30 states by 1944. Another 22,000 were sterilized from then until 1963. Similar laws in Sweden, France, and Australia.
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How is Eugenics carried out now?
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Abortion
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Who was Ota Bega?
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He was an African Pygmy who was put on display in the Bronx Zoo with an Orangutan as the "missing link".
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What is Acts 17:26?
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From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.
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What is Acts 10:35-36?
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I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right.
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What is Genesis 3:20?
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Adam named his wife Eve because she would become the mother of all the living.
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What are the conclusions of Evolution by Natural Selection?
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Since all living things have a common ancestor no species is "better" than another. Since evolution occurs by mutation, it is an "accident" that humans evolved at all. In natural selection the "fit" survive and the "unfit" die off. To prevent this process is to circumvent evolution.
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What gives human life value?
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Created "in the image of God". Each and every person is someone for whom Christ died. This is intrinsic value and worth not based on ability, age, characteristics, or quality of life but given by God. Therefore every human life is sacred.
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What is Proverbs 18:17?
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The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him.
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How can prove that creation is true?
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Both the evolution and creation views depend on assumptions.
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What verse is evidence from general revelation?
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Romans 1:20 "For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
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What verses are evidence from special revelation?
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Matthew 16:15-17 "He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Simon Peter answered, "You aer the Christ, the Son of the living God." And Jesus said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven."
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What are some truths about assumptions?
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One supposes it to be true, A fact taken for granted, assumptions/presuppositions inform how you will look at and interpret data, they exist before investigation begins
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According to mtDNA, how old is the Earth?
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6,500 years old
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What are empirical sciences?
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Experimental studies, hypothesis confirmed or rejected based on experimental studies, repeatability
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What are historical sciences?
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Assumptions and models, multiple competing hypotheses, one time events
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What is the scientific method?
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1. State the problem 2. Develop hypothesis 3. Test hypothesis, repeat (experiment), 4. Evaluate, 5. Accept or modify hypothesis
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How are historical event "proven"?
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Eye witness accounts
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What are three types of models?
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Substitute (when original cannot be used or observed), Framework (complex system used to define,describe, and interpret data), & Mutually Exclusive Models (evidence against one model supports its alternative)
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What are the creation assumptions about the world?
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God exists and created things. He told us how he made everything; by His word in 6 days
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What are the evolution assumptions?
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There is no God, only natural laws and processes can be used to explain origins
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What do creationists believe?
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Direct supernatural acts of God, young age for Earth/universe, scripture as primary source of truth, scripture is inerrant (contains no errors), human philosophy second
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What do evolutionists believe?
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Natural laws & processes only, very old Earth and universe, theories subject to change, and scientific/historic observations only source of truth
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What is the appearance of life based on creation?
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Life only from life
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What is the appearance of life based on evolution?
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Life from non-life
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How are fossil records viewed from a creationist's mindset?
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Systematic gaps, distinct ancestors of each kind
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How are fossil records viewed from a evolutionist's mindset?
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Transitional forms and common ancestors
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Can you prove the concepts of origin?
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It is impossible to prove scientifically that any concept of origins is true.
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How must the theories of creation or evolution be accepted?
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By faith
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What is the theory of evolution built upon?
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Naturalistic presuppositions
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What is the concept of creation built upon?
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Biblical assumptions
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What verse enforces the Bible's stance on faith?
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Hebrews 11:4
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Who wrote Genesis 1 to 2?
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God
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Who wrote Genesis 2 to 5?
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Adam
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Who wrote Genesis 5-11?
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Noah & Sons
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Who wrote Genesis 11-50?
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Abraham & Sons
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What does Toledot mean?
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"This is the account of..."
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Who complied and edited Genesis?
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Moses
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How was history transmitted?
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Word of mouth
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How was history transmitted?
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Word of mouth
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How many men are between Adam and Abram?
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2
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What was created on Day 1?
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Heavens and earth, Light and dark
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What was created on Day 2?
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Firmament, Separated waters above and below
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What was created on Day 3?
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Land and plants
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What was created on Day 4?
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Celestial bodies, sun, moon, and stars
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What was created on Day 5?
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Sea creatures & birds
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What was created on Day 6?
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Land animals and Man & Woman
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What was happened on Day 7?
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God rested on the seventh day and blessed it.
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What verses enforced the view that Christ was involved in Creation?
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John 1:1-3 & Colossians 1:15-16
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When was the Fall?
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Very soon after creation and before Adam & Eve conceived
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When was death introduced?
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Before the Fall
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What is the sequence of Evolution?
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Big Bang, origin of matter/Solar system, sun, & planets/Land before oceans/Sun earth's first light/Marine organisms first, then plants (fish before trees)/Reptiles before birds/Struggle and death before man
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What verses are about the biblical view of death?
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Genesis 2:17, Romans 6:23, 1 Corinthians 15:22, 26, Romans 5:18-19, Genesis 1:29-30
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What was the second curse?
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The flood
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What is the evidence for Noah's flood?
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Fossil graveyards, sedimentary rock, fossil fish in mountains
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Where can a historical account be found?
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The Book of Genesis
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What was the actual size of the ark?
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437 ft. by 72.92 by 43.75
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What animals did the flood kill?
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All the land animals
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What established languages?
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The confusion at the Tower of Babel
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Where is the evidence that the Chinese knew of biblical concepts?
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The symbols