Chapter 4: Are We Accountable to God?

Text: The Reason Why Faith Makes Sense by Mark Mittelberg, Tyndale House, Carol Stream IL, 2011. ISBN 978-1-4143-1581-2

After viewing the video A Short Course in Apologetics 4, please read Chapter 4 of the text, Are We Accountable to God? and give short answers to the following questions:

  1. What is the evidence that the author provides that human beings are sinners and not like the God of the Bible who is presented as “holy” (apart and morally untainted)?
  2. What moral failure or “sin” does the author suggest is the most dangerous and why?
  3. Why does the author suggest God has not set too high a standard for holiness?
  4. What balances out God’s holiness and his prerogative to judge human beings?
  5. In order to appreciate the good news of the Gospel, what must we realize first?