Quarantine Questionnaire: The Difference Between a Fact and an Inference

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Take advantage of the quarantine to learn more about the case for God’s existence, the reliability of the Bible and the nature of the Christian worldview

Why It’s Important to Understand the Difference Between Facts and Inferences (Video)

Why do some people look at the evidence for a particular claim but come to very different conclusions? What forces (in addition to the evaluation of evidence) are in play when someone makes a decision?

Why Do Two People See the Same Evidence Differently?

If you’re considering the evidence for something (even the evidence for God’s existence or the Deity of Jesus) take the time to examine your own history of hurts and joys, desires and presuppositions. Sometimes the thing standing between you and the truth is just you.

1. What do we typically mean when we use the term, “facts”?

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2. Define the term, “inference”?

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3. Why do you think people sometimes confuse the two terms (facts and inferences)?

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4. What are the forces in play that cause two people to come to different conclusions, even when evaluating the same evidence?

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5. What, in your opinion, is the most powerful presupposition that impacts the way that people evaluate the evidence for God or the evidence for Christianity?

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Download all the Quarantine Questionnaires HERE. The PDF files have active hyperlinks you can use to access the videos and the articles, and you can print them to complete your responses!

For more information about the reliability of the New Testament gospels and the case for Christianity, please read Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels. This book teaches readers ten principles of cold-case investigations and applies these strategies to investigate the claims of the gospel authors. The book is accompanied by an eight-session Cold-Case Christianity DVD Set (and Participant’s Guide) to help individuals or small groups examine the evidence and make the case.

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