Bible

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  • Created on: 12-02-13 12:18
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    • The Old Testament is used by Christians and Jews
    • Christians believe God reveals himself through the Bible
    • Some believe the it to be 'God-breathed' and the literal truth
      • Others that it was inspired by God but written by people, so is open to interpretation
    • The Bible is often used in worship e.g. passages are read and discussed
      • Read at funerals and marriage ceremonies
    • The difference is that Jews think Jesus was a prophet, not the Messiah
    • The Bible tells Christians how God wants them to live
      • And its parables and stories support teachings
        • Jesus is an important moral guide for Christians
      • It gives support and structure to their lives
    • The Bible can be seen as evidence for God's existence
      • The NT gives an account of the life, teachings, death and resurrection of Jesus form their basis of belief
        • The OT describes beliefs about God
    • They may believe views are outdated e.g. attitude to women
      • It is also prejudiced against people from other faiths
      • You can  take a liberal or literal view
        • Scripture can be made more personal and relevant with a lib. view
  • Others that it was inspired by God but written by people, so is open to interpretation

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