The nature of God, Christianity

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Beliefs about God

Christians are monotheists > This means that they believe that there is only one god. God is often described as:

  • eternal(everlasting)
  • omnipotent (all powerful)
  • omnipresent (all present)
  • omnibenevolent (all loving) {love spelt backwards in omnibenevolent}
  • omniscient (all knowing)
  • Creator and Judge
  • transendent (beyond this world)
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The Trinity

God can be understood in three different ways. These are by the father, the son, and the holy spirit. They are know as the trinity because, although they can be related to in different ways, they are still the same as each other > three in one:

The father; He created the world and keeps it in existence.

Gives comfort and protection to those in need.

He loves the world the way a father loves his children.

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The Father

The Father; He created the world and keeps it in existence.

Gives comfort and protection to those in need.

He loves the world the way a father loves his children.

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The Son

The Son; He came into the world as Jesus

He lived as a human being and was persecuted. He suffered to save us from our sins and died on the cross

The resurrection- three days later he rose from the dead to show that we will have another life in heaven after we die

He is compassionate and gives Christians empathy because he knows the feeling of suffering and persecution. He provides comfort and understanding, especially in times of need.

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The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit; lives in Christians who have faith in Jesus

Gives Christians comfort, courage and help with decisions

Is often shown as a dove- the symbol of peace

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