10.1 Beliefs and Values

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Explain why Christians believe in the Trinity (8 m

  • God is omnipotent, Creator of all
  • We all fulfill different roles in our lives ; Daughter, Sister, Mother, yet we are still one person
  • Christians are called to love God in these three substances
  • Belief in the Trinity is part of the Apostolic Tradition
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Explain why belief in Gods Unity is important for

  • The Old and New Testaments show that there is one God
  • In the Bible God says "You shall have no other gods before me"
  • These all teach about God's Unity
    • Magesterium
    • Creeds
    • Catechism
  • Christians belief God is omnipotent, if there were other gods, God could not be omnipotent
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Explain why belief in the Trinity is important for

  • The Trinitiy expalins how God shows His presence in the world
  • Belief in the Trinity is part of the Apostolic tradition. The teachings of the apostle show a belief in the Trinity
  • These all teach about the Trinity;
    • Magesterium
    • Creeds
    • Catechism
  • The Mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of the Christian faith
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Explain why Christians believe in Unity

  • Christians belief in Monotheism, there is only one God. Unity is God's way of being one
  • Christians believe God is one because the Universe he created shows oneness
  • Christians believe in the Design Argument, that everything must have a creator and this pattern leads to God
  • The believe in Gods Unity because in the Old and New Testaments it shows that there is one God
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The meaning of believing in God as the Father

  • He creates human life like a Father
  • Christians have a father-child relationship with God
  • God provides for his children and protects them from evil
  • Christians can turn to God when they need help
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Importance of believing in God as the Father

  • The Bible shows Jesus referred to God as his Father and told his disciples to do the same
  • The Apostles Creed states that Christians believe in God as the Father Almighty
  • In the Lord Prayer we refer to God as 'Our Father'
  • God sent his son Jesus to save his children - this shows his Fatherly love for Christians
  • In the Bible God says "I will be Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters"
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Meaning of believing in God as the Creator

  • Christians believe God created the universe and all the things in it ex nihilo
  • God is all-powerfull and all-knowing and the Universe was designed rather than being an accident
  • God created the world and as Christians we have a duty to look after God's creation. We are God's stewards
  • God created man in His image and humans were God's most important creation which is why we were last to be created
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Importance of believing in God as the Creator

Believing in God as the creator shows:

  • God is omnipotent and omniscient as shown in the Catechism and the Creeds
  • The Universe was designed and was not an accident
  • Life is sacred because God created us in his image, therefore we must treat it carefully
  • God's love for humans
  • God is continually involved in the lives of His creation (like a father)
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