Session 1–On Existence and Being

Handouts

1.1 On Belief in God

1.2 Faith and Reason

1.3 On Truth Goodness and Beauty According to the Church

1.4 – SESSION NOTES – Does God Exist

1.5 – SESSION NOTES – On the Nature of Being Key Concepts

1.6 – SESSION NOTES – On the Nature of Being (Charts I and II)

Additional Resources

 

Multimedia Resources

Answering Atheism

Ken Hensley

Session Questions

Who made us?

God made us.

Who is God?

God is the Supreme Being who made all things, visible and invisible.

Why did God make us?

God made us to know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him in this life, and to be happy with Him forever in eternal life in heaven.

What is Man?

Man is creature made in the image (with Intellect) and likeness (with Free-Will) of God; Man is a composite of a Material Body and a Spiritual Soul; and Man shares in the creative power of God’s love.

Why do Human beings have dignity?

Human beings have dignity because we are made in the Image and Likeness of God. This means we have an Intellect (the ability to know what is right or wrong) and a Free-will (the ability to freely choose what is right or wrong).

If we are created with such a great dignity, what happened?

We are created to be free so that we can love. In our freedom, we sometimes make choices that are contrary to God’s loving plan for creation. When we make choices that we know oppose God’s loving will for us and others, this is called sin.