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Directions:  1)  First, click on the link  Christian views on Hell and skim some of the information.  This is to give you some concept of  how Christians understand hell.  Also read Pope Benedict XVI’s view on hell by clicking on the link, Hell Exists.  The late Pope John Paul II at the General Audience of Wednesday, 28 July 1999,  said that care should be taken to interpret correctly the images of hell in Sacred Scripture, and explained that “hell is the ultimate consequence of sin itself… Rather than a place, hell indicates the state of those who freely and definitively separate themselves from God, the source of all life and joy”. (Source)

2)  Answer the question below. Your answer should indicate that you learned something from the readings above.  The rubric used is called Reflection Rubric and is found in the pages on the right.  Answer the question in a word document, save it, and either print it off and hand in or e-mail it to me.

 

Reflection Question:
Rachel Brown, the fiancée of Bertram Cates , while on the witness stand said, “At the funeral, Pa taught that Tommy didn’t die in a state of grace [a basic definition] because his father won’t allow him to be baptized.”

Mr. Cates then shouts to Rachel, “Tell him what your father really said.  That he was dammed in hell fire.”

Does God throw people into hell?  Explain your thinking on this question.

Note: It is not what you believe that is important.  What is important is why you believe what you believe.  I want to see some thinking.

Directions:  Select ONE s of the two questions below and answer the question.  Your answers must reflect what you have learned in class.  The rubric used is called Reflection Rubric and is found in the pages on the right.  Answer the question in a word document, save it, and either print it off and hand in or e-mail it to me.

1.  While Matthew Harrison Brady is on the witness stand, Henry Drummond asks, “Now listen to this.  This is Genesis 4:16, Then Cain went away…and Cain’s new wife…  Now where the hell did she come from?”

Mr. Brady responds,            “Who?”

Mr. Drummond,             “Mrs. Cain.  If in the beginning there was just Cain and Able, Adam and Eve. Where did this extra woman come from?  Did you ever stop to think about it?”

Mr. Brady                         “I do not think about things I do not think about”.

Mr. Drummond,:             “Do you ever think about things that you do think about?”

How would you answer Mr. Drummond’s question about Cain’s wife?    What did Mr. Brady mean by, “I do not think about things I do not think about”?

 

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2.  The following dialogue occurs when Matthew Harrison Brady is on the witness stand.

Brady:            “A well known biblical scholar, Bishop Usher determined the exact time of creation.  It occurred 4004 B.C…In fact, he determined the Lord started creation on the 23rd of October, 4004 B.C. at 9 A.M.”

Drummond:            “Is that Eastern Standard time or Rocky Mountain Time?  It wasn’t Daylight Savings Time, because the Lord didn’t make the sun until the 4th day”.

Brady:            “That is correct.”

Drummond:            “That first day.  Well, what do you think it was?  24 hours long?”

Brady:            “The bible says it was a day”

Drummond:            “There was no sun.  How do you know how long it was?”

Brady:            “The bible says it was a day”

Drummond:            “Was it a literal day?  A normal day?  A 24 hour day?

Brady:            “I do not know.”

Drummond:            “What do you think?”

What is Mr. Drummond trying to tell the jury?  What is he saying about scripture?  Does he mean to say that scripture is incorrect?  Explain.

 

Many everyday phrases were first used in the Bible. Match phrases to meanings.

1. a drop in the bucket (Isaiah 40:15)
2. At their wits’ end (Psalms 107:2)
3. A man after my own heart (I Samuel 13:14)
4. Give up the ghost (Job 3:11)
5. As old as the hills (Job 15:7)

a. Unable to handle anything more
b. A kindred spirit
c. A small amount of a plentiful commodity
d. Very, very old
e. To die, to cease working

Abraham was the first prophet of Judaism. According to the Book of Genesis in the Bible, when Abraham was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and made a covenant, or agreement, with him.

God asked Abraham to do certain things. In return, he promised to take special care of Abraham’s descendants and to give them the land of Israel.

Abraham is sometimes called the patriarch of the Jewish people. A patriarch is a father or founder. In what way was Abraham the patriarch of Judaism?

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