God, Jesus and the holy spirit

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  • RE Revision - Jesus, God and the Holy Spirit - By Henry Ogoli
    • Monotheism
      • Christians believe there is one God
    • Trinity
      • they believe that God can be experienced in 3 ways
      • this refers to three persons in one
      • the three persons of the trinity are: God the father God the son God the Holy Spirit
    • Creator
      • the apostles creed states that christians believe in God the father almighty, creator of heaven and earth
      • Christian believe that  God is the creator of the universe - Genesis 1 and 2 describe the creation of the world
        • some christians believe these are chapters are literal descriptions of how god created the world
        • Most christians believe these are symbolic stories that explain why the world exists
    • Father
      • they believe this because Jesus called God father in the Lord’s prayer
      • they also believe this because christians think that God created everything in the world including human beings
    • Son/Jesus
      • Incarnation
        • Christians believe that Jesus is the son of God they believe that Jesus is the incarnation of God
          • which means God was born in a human body
      • christian believe that Jesus is God the son
        • fully human and fully divine
    • Virgin Birth
      • christian teach that Mary was a virgin who became pregnant by the Holy spirit
      • the apostles creed states the christian belief in Jesus Christ his son who was born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead and buried: He descended into hell, The third day he rose again from the dead, He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty, From thence he shall come to judge the living and the dead.
    • Crucifixion
      • christian believe that the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus was the ultimate and perfect sacrifice because Jesus was without sin, this is why he is called the Lamb of God.
      • crucifixion was a very common roman form of execution in those days
        • which involved being roped or nailed to a cross
        • the criminal would die of suffocation
    • Resurrection
      • christian believe it is one of the proofs of eternal life
      • the bible states that Jesus appeared to the disciples and many others over a period of 40 days and nights. At the end of this time he gave the disciples the great commission, then went up into heaven
      • the resurrection is the belief that Jesus came back to life again
      • christian believe that the resurrection is the most important miracle of Jesus because it shows that he had power over death, it showed Christians that they need not be afraid of dying because death is not the end.
    • Asension
      • his departure to heaven is known as the ascension
    • Holy Spirit
      • he is also known as the comforter and the guide
      • christians believe the Holy Spirit inspired the writers of the bible, and continues to work in the church in different ways today - as God’s presence on earth
      • christians believe that the  Holy Spirit was poured out on the Church at pentecost
        • the apostles were then filled with courage and were able to go outside and preach in many different languages
      • in his letters Saint Paul wrote about the fruit and the gift of the holy spirit - these gifts can help christians life out there faith
      • there are three main symbols of the holy spirit and these demonstrate some of the holy spirit’s qualities
        • FIRE. fire is a symbol of purification metals are put to a fire to remove any impurities. Christians therefore believe that the holy spirit purifies people
        • WIND. It is first mentioned in acts. - the wind is invisible yet powerful. In the same way christians believe that holy spirit is God presence throughout the earth - which is powerfully felt thought the lives of christians. They believe that the holy spirit inspires people and fills them with God’s presence
        • THE DOVE. Noah sent out a dove in the Old Testament and it brought back an olive branch a sign of hope and that the waters were receding, and a sign of the peace that had returned to the earth. Also when Jesus was baptised the spirit of God descended upon him like a dove. The dove therefore represents that the holy spirit brings peace, hope and new life to the world

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