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The 1 Peter 3:15 Project's Faith Questionnaire. 1

May 21 2016 at 1:37 PM
Dr. Peter Boghossian  (Login DrPeterBoghossian)
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The 1 Peter 3:15 Project
Faith is pretending to know things that you don’t know.
“Always be ready to answer everyone who asks you to explain about the true faith, not blind faith, backed by scientific evidences and the correct logic that you have.” (1 Peter 3:15)

Questions about your faith:

On the scale of 0-100, how would you rate your faith?

What is your faith?

How do you define your faith?

How did you acquired your faith?

How did you come to your faith?

Is this method a reliable pathway to truth?

How does this affect your commitment to your faith?

Did you use any assumptions or logical fallacies in developing your faith?

What can people know about your faith?

Are you willing to revise your faith based on new information?

Are you open to revising your faith based on new evidence?

Are you committed to your faith despite evidence to the contrary?

Is there any evidence you would accept that might show your faith is mistaken?

Is your faith involves believing in something without evidence?

Is your faith a knowledge claim about reality?

Is your confidence of your faith is beyond what is warranted by the evidence?

If you have sufficient evidence for something than would you need to use faith in order to belief it?

Is your faith pretending to know things that you don’t know?

Does your faith makes real the things that you hope are real?

Is your faith the proof of what you cannot see?

Is your faith a “blind faith”?

Is your faith a reliable way of knowing about the world in making decisions in life?

Is your faith falsifiable?

Can your faith be tested?

Do you have perfect evidence for your faith?

Is your faith a reliable epistemology?

Is your faith a virtue?

Should you base your philosophical beliefs about human nature, morality and ethics on evidence and reason or your faith?

Should you use your faith when you debate atheists?

Should you become an expert on apologetics?

Exactly, how do you know what you claim to know?

Are you willing to use Socratic Questioning to question your faith?

Do you use reason and evidence in every day interactions but you do not use reason and evidence for your faith?

Are you willing to remain open to the evidence in revealing truth by asking questions?

Are you willing to revise your faith when you discover that you have been using an unreliable epistemology (method used to come to knowledge)?

Does “wisdom begins in wonder”? (Quote from Socrates, a 5th C.BCE Greek Philosopher, known through writings of Plato)

Did you use the “Original” Scientific Method (1.Wonder, 2.Hypothesis, 3.Elenchus (question/answer), 4.Accept or reject hypothesis, & 5.Act accordingly) to develop your faith?

Can you faith pass the “Outsider’s Test”?

Is it possible to differentiate your faith from delusion?

Is it possible that some people misconstrue reality?

If many people have the same faith that you have, does that make it true?

Is it possible to know if a belief is true if it depends on where you were born?

Is it possible to determine which of two mutually-exclusive belief is true by using faith?

Do social attachments affect your desire to know what is true?

How can you be sure you believe in the correct deity?

Are you willing to examine the facts to see if your faith is the underlying justification for knowledge claims?

Are you willing to apply the tools of critical thinking to your faith?

If you really wanted to know the truth, then how would go about finding the truth?

Do you want to believe in what is true?

Do you want to base your faith on true things?

Do you base your faith on facts that are 100% true?

Can you prove that all of the facts that you used to develop your faith is 100% true?

Are you using an unreliable method to develop your faith?

Do you need to revise your faith?

Do you have cognitive dissonance?

Do you have any inconsistent thoughts, beliefs or attitudes relating to behavioral decisions and attitude change?

Is there any evidence that you are willing to accept that would lower your faith level?

Are you willing to say “I don’t know” when you don’t know?

Why do you believe in a deity?

Has everything you've been taught, true?

Do beliefs that give comfort make them true?

How important is faith for arriving at a truth?

Are feelings the best way to know if something is true?

What makes your Holy Book more believable than all those others?

What do you find reliable about faith?

Do you have evidence for your God belief?

How could a person test that prayer actually works?

When did you last honestly question your God belief?

What if you were taught something that wasn't true?

Can doubt ever be beneficial?

Does one need a God belief in order to be good?

If your God belief was mistaken, how would you discover that?

Is personal experience always reliable?

Would you rather have evidence or faith for your God belief?

Would this country be better if we all believed true things?

Are you willing to relate your discrepancies back to your initial claim of your faith?

Are you willing to accept your initial claim of your faith due to your discrepancies?

Are you willing to revise your initial claim of your faith due to your discrepancies?

If you do not believe in God by faith, but through evidence than your belief in God will stay intact. It is a matter of being honest with yourself. Are you willing to being honest with yourself?

The goal of the 1 Peter 3:15 project is to teach the members of the Church of Christ how to apply the tools of critical thinking to foundational beliefs (faith) through kind, authentic, open, sincere, engaging, civil, open, cordial, productive, respectful, effective, sincere, authentic and honest interventions, help members of the church of Christ to re-examine the processes they use to come to knowledge, become more reflective about their beliefs (faith), to discover the discrepancies in their faith, liberating the members of the church of Christ from their ignorance and break through dogmatism.

The method that the 1 Peter 3:15 Project uses is dialectically based, grounded in the Socratic method and modified by recent evidence-based advances in across a wide spectrum of disciplines, such as motivational interviewing, applied philosophy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

The Core Principles of the 1 Peter 3:15 Project:
• Reason-based processes – utilization of the most demonstrably reliable processes.
• Belief on the basis of evidence.
• Not pretending to know things one does not know.
• Doxastic Openness – willingness to revise one's beliefs when presented with sufficient evidence.
• Focus on questioning and understanding, not debating the members of the church of Christ.
• Attempt to avoid putting the members of the church of Christ in a defensive posture.

Special Note to Elders (Acts 20:28):

A member of the church of Christ has nothing to lose in an intervention with the 1 Peter 3:15 Project and possibly learn new ways of thinking that lead to actual knowledge, not just uncritical acceptance of information handed down from others.

So . . . do you anoint the sick with oil (James 5:14)?

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Donnie Cruz
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Re: The 1 Peter 3:15 Project's Faith Questionnaire. 1

May 22 2016, 1:29 AM 

This "Project's Faith Questionnaire" consists of 80 questions.

The "Church of Christ" or "church of Christ" is mentioned 6 times. What's that supposed to mean?

Where and how do we send the response sheet?

Are we to know the results and analyses later on?


Just some of my observations.... [d.c.]

Good questions below from Curly and Scripture.

Check out his website (by his name). There is an interesting TITLE of his book advertised: "A MANUAL FOR CREATING ATHEISTS" and "Atheos - the APP!" [we know the word "theos" and what happens when "a" prefixes a word]. Check out the PSU (Portland State University) site also.

So, is this about "critical thinking" vs. the Bible?

This message has been edited by Donnie.Cruz from IP address on May 22, 2016 3:03 PM

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Please no Mythlogy

May 22 2016, 11:06 AM 

Thanks to the head moderator...Thanks!

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John, Peter and Paul maybe?

May 22 2016, 11:33 AM 

Dr. Peter, are you connected with John Anchorberg's ministry?

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Re: The 1 Peter 3:15 Project's Faith Questionnaire. 1

May 22 2016, 2:17 PM 

Dr, please prove that you exist.

Prove that you are more than an imagination in all of our minds.

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Re: The 1 Peter 3:15 Project's Faith Questionnaire. 1

May 22 2016, 2:53 PM 

Dr, you didn't specify what you mean by "sick." Do you mean physically, physically as described by a Doctor of Medicine and not yourself, mentally, or sick in thought?

Does "anointing with oil" to be taken literally with motor grease, or 3 in 1 oil, or is this giving the sick a bath, and do you mean administering medicine to them?

And how old does one have to be to be an "elder." Are you talking about an office, or someone that is no longer a teenager, or one past childbearing age.

Maybe you yourself anoint with oil. Or do you not believe in modern medicine.

Prove that medications actually heal anyone. Maybe it's Christianity and faith that leads to healing.

Do you believe that persons without hope are just as likely to recover from sickness as those who are carried by faith and have hope for improvement. Have you tested people empirically to see if faith people are more like to recover from disease? Do they live longer? Where are you statistics?

Should we believe you even more than we believe in God?

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Re: The 1 Peter 3:15 Project's Faith Questionnaire. 1

May 22 2016, 4:52 PM 

Ken, I think it is safe to exit Defcon one. 😀

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Re: The 1 Peter 3:15 Project's Faith Questionnaire. 1

May 22 2016, 9:53 PM 

He will not ansnwer. If this is from him, he would probaly have one of his minions to come here, and they aren't going to respond to any questions or comments. That is beneath them.
Anyone could log on with this name and throw this mess out.

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Re: The 1 Peter 3:15 Project's Faith Questionnaire. 1

May 23 2016, 12:00 PM 

Peter knows too much about "Church of Christ" doctrine.

So this is not the Dr. Peter. . . .

He may be an atheist member-of-the-church-in-hiding.

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Ken Sublett
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Re: The 1 Peter 3:15 Project's Faith Questionnaire. 1

May 23 2016, 12:36 PM 

You remember that Nimrod, a hunter against God, had fifty names. May this is one of Dave's multiple personalities.

However, it would more likely be one of the PROGRESSIVES. The Wineskinners lock up my computer when I try to read something. Matt Dabbs a reincarnation of Rubel Shelly and Jeff Walling used to just say "I don't understand" when I posted a few verses of Scripture. This has turned into a Jay Guinn one-way forum: he specializes in trying to debunk each and every teaching by the Historic Churches of Christ. He has local fans.

Just remember what I have said and said that Jay is not an APT elder because he invites in and refuses to cast out the cunning craftsmen or Sophists: rhetoricians violating the LOGOS or regulative principle, singers, instrument players, actors, dancers or people lusting to do SELF-EXHIBITION for hire.


The lie about God and to God and the fleecees
And they lie in AMBUSH Sending our youth to hear "christian" bands to TEACH OUR-YOUR YOUTH to leave their movement.

Jeff Walling as the WinterPest leader trying to do just that thing: He tells campus and youth ministers that if they cannot prevail they should "leave the church of Christ." He is now the hireling at Pepperdine working with the NACC pledged to deprogram conservative preachers and bond them to a COHORT of wine, women and song. They are too ignorant to know that the COHORT was a murderous team of Gender-Tender warriors. God gives all of the ANTI-BIBLE or Post-Christian Kairos churches names which EXPOSE themselves as a MARK.

The Christian Standard presents the "Renovare" churches which they convince students that means RENOVATE. What they mean is that YOUR church is not up to date and we gonna RENOVATE churches of Christ.

4) The Renovaré Bible attempts to destroy the nature and power of Messianic prophecy. For example, in Isaiah 9:6-7, the Messiah is called “the mighty God, the everlasting Father,” but the Renovaré study notes attribute this description to “human agents” (pg. 997). The whole book of Isaiah (which Renovaré says Isaiah did not really write, pp. 982, 1068, again calling a prophet of God a liar) is called “tradition” (pg. 982-983) and “poetic imagination.”

For these and other reasons, Renovaré is considered by some to be a theologically dangerous movement. Like many parts of the contemplative spirituality movement, Renovaré preys upon the spiritually hungry and points them not to the cross of Christ or God’s inerrant Word but to man’s traditions and emotional human experience. The wise and discerning Christian will examine carefully all claims of the Renovaré movement and compare each with Scripture. That which contradicts the Word of God must be rejected.

So, our antagonist fits the pattern that consistent with the "slinking serpents" they will never come out of the shadows unless they are bonded in a Coven--the Lynn Ancerson circle.

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