February 2010

Apologetics Study
Salem First Friends Church

Argument for Design Summed Up
(page 20)

Questions About… Design and Moral Law
3) Creation: Argument from Design


All design implies a


2) There is a great __________________________

A) If there is a universe full of ______________________ then there must be a______________________________ ___________________________.(p 20)

In the universe.

3) Therefore, there must be a

When we see something that has a design to it, we assume (from previous experience) that it came from the _________________________ of a designer. (p20) Examples please…

____________________________ ____________________________ of the universe.

Argument for Moral Law Summed Up
(page 22)

B) Also, we conclude, that if the design is ________________________ then the _________________________ must be greater. - Example: Fridge Drawing and (insert a famous piece of art or architecture.) Picture them?
(Page 21)


All men are conscious of a ____________

_______________ ______________

4) Creation: Argument from Moral Law This law is not found in the natural order of creation, like the previous argument. It is found in the moral arena. Moral law does not ________________________ what is; they prescribe what _________________________ to be. Therefore, the moral law “oughts” are not from the natural universe (where things are described) they come from a _____________________________cause. (p 22-23) Example: You can explain the ________________________ of erosion by describing the forces of wind, water, etc. How do you explain that men think that murder is a not __________________...in other words, it “not ought” to exist or be performed. Objection: Moral Law is _____________________________- defined by each man...but by doing that they are making an ________________________________ statement. Example: Wallet on an Airplane.
(p 23-24)

2) Moral Law implies a ____________________________ ___________________________


3) Therefore, there must be a supreme moral _____________________________

Geisler, Norman, and Ron Brooks. When Skeptics Ask: A Handbook on Christian Evidences Grand Rapids, Michigan:

The Eskimo Nebula from the Newly Fixed Hubble Credit: Andrew Fruchter (STScI) et al., WFPC2, HST, NASA

Explanation: In 1787, astronomer William Herschel discovered the Eskimo Nebula. From the ground, NGC 2392 resembles a person's head surrounded by a parka hood. In 2000, just after being fixed, the Hubble Space Telescope imaged the Eskimo Nebula. From space, the nebula displays gas clouds so complex they are not fully understood. The Eskimo Nebula is clearly a planetary nebula, and the gas seen above composed the outer layers of a Sun-like star only 10,000 years ago. The inner filaments visible above are being ejected by strong wind of particles from the central star. The outer disk contains unusual light-year long orange filaments. The Eskimo Nebula lies about 5000 light-years away and is visible

A Lunar Eclipse in Three Exposures Credit & Copyright: Stephen Barnes

Explanation: Our Moon turned red last week. The reason was that during the night of January 20, a total lunar eclipse occurred. The above digitally superimposed photographs captured the Moon three times during this lunar eclipse, once just as the Moon entered the Earth's shadow, once when the Moon was near the middle of the shadow, and once just before the Moon exited. The red tint of the eclipsed Moon is created by sunlight first passing through the Earth's atmosphere, which preferentially scatters blue light (making the sky blue) but passes and refracts red light, before reflecting back off the Moon. Differing amounts of clouds and volcanic dust in the Earth's atmosphere make each lunar eclipse appear differently.

Patterns A pattern can be a sample, a guide, or model that someone copies such as a pattern for a foundry casting, a machine part, or a piece of clothing. Patterns are also the typical activities of a thing, a person, or a group. Events or qualities can happen in the same way or in the same order. Things sometimes behave according to a pattern. A pattern occurs or can be used over and over again.

Defining Natural Pattern http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/~iany/pat terns/natural.htm Different Definitions for “Pattern”

Occurring according to inevitable laws of construction. e.g. spirally arranged flowerheads, pinecones, seashells.

Directly described by mathematical laws. e.g. regular tessellations, Penrose tilings, turbulent flow, splashes.