Christianity keywords

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  • Created on: 03-11-18 15:36

Catchetism

The official teaching of the Catholic church

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Eucharist

A sacrament commemorating the Last Supper,  also called Holy Communion or Mass

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Nicene Creed

Statement of Christian belief, accepted by most Christians

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Salvation

The act of delivering from sin or saving from evil

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Conservative Christians

Those who believe the bible is the word of God, but not his actual words, it may not have the literal truth

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Human dignity

The idea that humans are people not things and have self-knowledge and free will

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Liberal Christians

Believe the bible is a book of words about God, so it needs reinterpreting in the modern world

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Literalist Christians

Believe the bible is the actual word of God

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Self-knowledge

Knowing who you are and why you are here

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Stewardship

Looking after something so it can be passed on to the next generation

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Ascension

The return of Christ to heaven

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Blasphemy

Speaking disrespectfully about God or sacred things

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Pontious Pilate

The Roman governor of Judea

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Resurrection

rising from the dead

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Sanhedrin

The supreme religious authority in Israel in the time of Jesus

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Atonement

Reconciliation between God and humans

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Grace

God's gift, which gives the strength to be good and Holy

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Law

The 613 commands given to Moses by God

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Original sin

The sin committed by Adam and Eve, which some Christians believe is passed on to all people at birth

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Reconciliation

Bringing two people, who were opposed to each other, together

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Eschatology

Religious beliefs about death, judgement and life after death

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Immortality of the soul

The idea that the soul lives after death

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Purgatory

A place where Catholic Christians believe souls go after death to be purified

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Moral Suffering

The suffering caused by the actions of humans

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Natural suffering

The suffering caused by nature not humans

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Omnibenevolent

All-loving

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Omnipotent

All-powerful

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Omniscient

All-knowing

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Intercessionary prayers

Prayers asking \god to help other people

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Vale of soul making

The belief that God gave us this life to prepare our souls for heaven

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