Philosophy - Revelation

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What is a revelation?
Shows us something we didn't know
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What is general revelation?
Everyone can see God
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What things are evidence for general revelation and why?
Nature(God created everything), Scripture(Believers read regularly), Religious Leaders(Reflect God in teachings), Reason & Conscience(Can learn about God through intellect)
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What is special revelation?
One person can see God e.g. St Paul/Saul, Buddha, Moses
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What things are evidence for special revelation and why?
Worship(Experience presence of God), Dreams & Visions(God appeared to deliver special message), Miracles of healing(Power of god - Lourdes)
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What does omnipotent mean?
Powerful
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What does omniscient mean?
All knowing
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What does omnipresent mean?
Everywhere
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What does benevolentmean?
All loving
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Who believes there is no God?
Buddhists
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Who believes there is one God and what is this known as?
Christians, Jews, Muslims, Sikhs. Known as 'monotheism'
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Who believes there are multiple Gods to represent one and what is this known as?
Hindus. Known as 'monistic'
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What power and impact to revelations have?
Proof of God's existence, Start a religion, Know how God wants people to live, Life changing(e.g. Saul)
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What are the strengths of general revelation?
Available to everyone, Access to sacred texts, Any time any place, Conscience guides behaviour and understanding of God
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What are the strengths of special revelation?
Reveals all God wants you to know, Direct and immediate effect, Increase confidence in God
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What does immanent mean?
God's presence felt in world(close)
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What does transcendent mean?
God is beyond the world(distant)
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What are alternatives to revelation?
Temporal lobe epilepsy(Ellen White), Wishful thinking, Nothing special(interpretation), Fraud(David Koresh), Conscience isnt from God
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What could mean a revelation is reality?
If it happens to a group(not all lieing), Why would you lie?, Similar experiences
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What could mean a revelation is an illusion?
Alcohol/drugs, Is it a trustworthy person?, Mental illness, Desperate, Contrasts between religions
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What is general revelation?

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Everyone can see God

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What things are evidence for general revelation and why?

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What is special revelation?

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What things are evidence for special revelation and why?

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