RS- experiencing God

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  • Experiencing God
    • The Bible
      • God reveals himself through the Bible
        • Literalist
          • Literally God’s word
          • No errors
          • Place Bible over science
          • Manny Protestants and Charismatic Christians
          • Some live strictly according to the Bible
            • Amish
              • No tech/modern culture
          • Some use this to support prejudices
            • South Africa- Dutch Reform Church- racial segregation during 20th c.  Using Genesis 11 to justify apartheid
        • Conservative
          • Inspired by God
          • Written by humans- may be errors
          • Not as relevant today as when it was written
            • Slaves
          • Adam & Eve, Jonah and the Whale & David and Goliath - interpreted as myth
            • Teach us but did not happen
          • Authority comes from God
          • If decisions conflict they should be rejected
        • Liberalist
          • Bible stories- mythical/ symbolic
          • Scientists have better understand-ing
            • Big Bang
          • Writer’s own life - their encounters with Godand impact
          • Source of Guidance and inspiration
          • Not inerrant
          • Find meaning in the Bible- apply to their own lives
            • Authority of Bible lessened
      • Word of God
    • Miracles
      • Jesus resurrected
        • God incarnate
        • Power over death
        • Centre of Christian belief
      • Supernatural event or act
        • When God intervenes
        • Blind from birth- prayed for- gains sight
        • God reveals his power
        • Jesus fed 5000
      • Healing miracles
        • Unwell- immediately returns to health
        • Matthew 8:2-3
          • Jesus reached out and touched the man... Immediately he was cured of his leprosy
      • Miracles over nature
        • Storm suddenly ceases
        • Mark 4:37-39
          • ‘He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it wa completely calm’
      • Raising the dead
        • Declared dead- returns to life
        • Luke 7:12-15
          • The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother
      • Exorcisms
        • Evil spirit sent from body
      • Modern day
        • Many Christians pray for miracles
        • Healing services- Benny Hinn
        • Others argue that God revealed himself through Jesus so further revelation is not necessary
      • Lourdes
        • France- miraculous healing
    • God Revealed through Jesus
      • John 1:4
      • God came to earth in the human form of Jesus
        • Showed love for humanity
        • Showed us what he was like
      • Provided an example
      • Fully human and God
        • Fully perfect
        • Aware of pressures, emotions and realities
      • Romans 5:8
        • ‘God demonstratedhis love for us in this: WHile we were still sinners, Christ died for us’

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