Christianity - The Nature of God

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Beliefs about God

  • Trinity - One God, three persons - God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit
  • Monotheism (no family, ONE etc)
  • Omni words - Omniscient, omnipotent, Benevolent etc
  • Apostles' Creed - "I believe in God, the Father Almighty..." (You will get extra marks for mentioning this. REMEMBER you don't have to quote it exactly, even a close reference will do!)
  • Jesus is 'God's incarnate' (God in human form)
  • God is seen as a judge and forgiving

Example Part A Question

Outline Christian beliefs about God (8)

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Why do people believe in God?

  • Logical arguments - Cosmological (How did the world get here? God must have brought it here), Theological (Design. It is too intricate to have just 'happened'. It must have a designer - God)
  • Upbringing - if you have been taught to live in Christianity then more than likely you will carry on that way
  • Experiences (If you have experienced a 'miracle' then it is likely that you will believe that God created the miracle and therefore will bellieve in God)
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Activity of God in the world

  • Jesus (everything He did when he was on Earth)
  • Miracles - modern miracles and Jesus' miracles
  • But who deserves miracles? Why aren't big problems like HIV in Africa solved yet?
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Authority of the Bible

  • Symbol of faith - frames peoples' whole living
  • Comfort - eg Bereavement
  • It comes from God and symbolises the TRUTH
  • It's a guide to life. How to be a follower (Christian)


Example Part C Question

'Sacred texts should be written in modern languages so that everyone can understand them'

  • Do you agree?
  • Give reasons to support your answer
  • Show that yo uhave thought about different points of view
  • Refer to Christianity in your answer (5)
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