Key Teachings - Christianity and Islam

These are the teachings from the AQA R.E GCSE Unit 'Thinking About God and Morality' on Christianity and Islam

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The Nature of God

"There is ONE GOD, but he exists as the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit."

Christians believe in the Trinity. This shows God has three parts.

"So God created human beings, making them to be like Himself."

Christians believe God is personal. He has human characteristics.

"God is ONE, but we can learn about his characteristics through his 99 names."

Muslims can learn about the nature of God through his 99 names.

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Evil and Suffering

"All suffering is a test from God."

Muslims believe we suffer for a purpose. God tests our faith.

"The Garden of Eden was created perfectly by God, it was the freewill of Adam and Eve that caused evil and suffering, when they chose to disobey God."

Christians believe Adam and Eve brought suffering into the world. When we disobey God we are punished. Everyone has free will which makes them choose between right and wrong.

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Prejudice and Discrimination

"Love your neighbour as yourself."

Christians believe we should treat others the way you would treat yourself.

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War and Peace

"Do not kill."

Christians believe killing is wrong, it is one of the 10 commandments.

"To those against whom war is made; permission is give to fight."

Muslims believe if someone is prejudice to your religion, you have the right to fight.

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God."

Christians believe the peacemakers will be blessed by God as they brought peace into the world.

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Sex, Marriage and Divorce

"Either keep your wife honestly, or put her away from you with kindness. Do not force a woman to stay with you who wishes to leave."

Christians believe that they should not commit adultery because a woman is your property.

"What God has joined together, let no man separate."

Christians believe that you should not spoil your marriage, if you do you spoil the covenant with God.

"Do not commit adultery."

Christians believe committing adultery is wrong.

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World Poverty

"He is not a believer who eats his fill while his neighbour remains hungry by his side."

Muslims believe we should pay Zakah, provide for others that are more needy, then you will be a true believer.

"Go and sell all you have and give money to the poor."

Muslims believe we should give to the poor, help eradicate poverty.

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The Natural World

"The Lord God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to cultivate and guard it."

Christians believe it is our responsibility to look after God's creation, we are stewards.

"To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and the Earth."

Muslims believe it is our responsibility to look after God's creation, we are stewards.

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Abortion

"Do not kill."

Christians believe killing is wrong.

"No severer of womb relationships will enter paradise."

Muslims believe it is wrong to kill the unborn, unless the mother's life is at risk.

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