Key Words- 1.
1. atonement- reconciliation between God and humanity.
2. catechism- the official teaching of the Roman Catholic Church.
3. compassion- the feeling of pity which makes one want to help the sufferer.
4. creeds- official statements of Christian beliefs.
5. faith- firm belief without logical proof.
6. incarnation- the belief that God took human form in Jesus.
Key Words- 2.
7. monotheism- belief in one God.
8. repentance- the act of feeling sorry for wrongdoing and deciding not to do it again.
9. salvation- the act of delivering from sin, or saving from evil.
10. Trinity- the belief that God is three in one.
11. Unity- God's way of being one.
12. Virgin Birth- the belief that Jesus was not concieved through sex.
- Trinity-belief that God is three in one.
- Unity-God's way of being one.
- Trinity and unity can be represented using a shamrock-a leaf which has 3 parts.
- Trinity-it is like how a man can be a father, uncle and husband all at the same time but still is one person-unified.
- It proves monotheism.
- In the Nicene Creed it says "I believe in one God."
- It says so in the Catechism- "The Trinity is one" #253.
- It proves God is omnipotent (all powerful) that he can be a Trinity and a Unity at the same time.
Belief-God as Father.
- Enables a father-child relationship with God.
- Shows that God is omnibonevolent- (all loving) and has a relationship of love and care with his creation.
- In the Lord's Prayer we say "Our Father" and ask him to provide "our daily bread."
- God guides us and Christians can turn to him in time of need just like a child to a father.
- Jesus told his disciples to call God Father through the 'Our Father' prayer-without Jesus, no Christianity.
- The creeds and Catechism say to teach Catholics to call God Father. Apostles' Creeds: "Father Almighty".
- Christians can have a close, personal relationship with God.
- If God was not the Father, Jesus wouldn't have been sent for salvation.
Belief-God as Creator.
- God created humans in his image so humans must be special.
- God is omnipotent-he created the universe out of nothing.
- The universe must be a wonderful creation if God created it.
- If God created everything, there must be a meaning and purpose to it, given by God.
- It shows God really is omnipotent.
- It shows that God is our Father because human fathers also 'create' children.
- The Apostles' Creed says "Creator of heaven and earth."
- It shows the universe is not an accident.
- It proves that the creation of the universe was too complex to be just coincidence.
Belief- Jesus as the Son.
- Jesus is the incarnataion of God-he is God on Earth.
- Christians believe he was fully human and fully divine-he could feel pain and anger, but he could work miracles.
- He had God's powers on Earth, because he is God's son, which explains why he could perform miracles.
- His death was to replace the punishment human sin deserved, but through his sacrifice salvation was achievable.
- Without Jesus, there would have been no salvation and only the Son of God could do this.
- It is a teaching of the Creeds and Catechism.
- Without Jesus as the son, there would be no Christianity.
- Believing in Jesus as the Son allows Christians to see the love shown by God's son, helping them share God's love with neighbours.
- The third person of the Trinity.
- God's presence on earth today.
- 7 gifts- courage, awe and wonder, reverence, wisdom, understanding, right judgement, knowledge.
- Inspired writers of the Bible.
- Proves that the Bible is the Word of God because the Holy Spirit inspired the writers of the Bible.
- In the Creeds it says "I believe in the Holy Spirit."
- The gifts it gives help people do wonderful things- Maximillian Kolbe offered his life to save another man's life-this took courage.
- It inspires the teachings of the Church so the teachings should be followed as if they are God's teachings
- Sin-it is an action that breaks God's law and makes it difficult to be in contact with God-builds a wall between a person and God.
- Salvation is the act of delivering from sin and saving from evil.
- Without salvation, a person's unforgiven sins will send them to hell or to purgatory.
- Salvation is the reason why the Church and the sacraments are important.
- It saves people from being sent to hell and helps people have eternal life with God.
- Without it, there was no purpose for the death and resurrection of Jesus.
- It also gives Christians a reason to try to live a holy life.
- Without salvation, there would probably be no Christianity.
Loving God & it affecting Christian lives.
- It can be shown by following the teachings of the Church and living a Chrisitan life.
- It can be shown by praying.
- Jesus said that loving God is the greatest commandment and it is the first Commandment.
- God showed his love by sacrificing his son to save humanity, so the least we can do in return is to love him.
- Using talents/abilities to show love of God can affect choice of career, use of money, marriage partner.
- Following vocations and taking holy orders.
Love of others.
- The Parable of the Good Samaritan is an example of this-shows that loving neighbours can make a huge difference.
- Parable of the Sheep and the Goats-Christians should show love to everyone in need.
- Jesus said it was the second greatest commandment, and to "Treat others as you would like to be treated."
- The Parable of the Good Samaritan is important because it shows that you should love your neighbour whatever race they are-it supports anti-racism.
- In the Parable of the Sheep and the Goats Jesus says that those who help people in need will "go to heaven" and those who don't will "go to hell."
- Showing love of your neighbour is showing love of God (greatest commandment.)
Religious Community-Love of God.
- They take the evangelical counsels to show love of God.
- They celebrate the Eucharist each day.
- They do manual work.
- They spend almost 12 hours a day in pray and worship.
- They follow the Carmelite Rule-they meditate day and night on the Word of the Lord.
Religious Community-love of others.
The Missionaries of Charity
- Founded by Mother Teresa-1950.
- As well as taking the evangelical counsels, they also vow to serve the poor.
- For about 12 hours a day, they love others by working in the centres run by the religious order.
- They also run orphanages, AIDS hospices and care for lepers, refugees and victims of disasters.
Love of God & others in the local area.
- A Church provides worship.
- It provides sacraments so people can show their love of God.
- Regular Bible readings and homilies are given to help them understand an learn more about God.
- By making sure Catholic children grow up around people who love them and share the same beliefs.
- Parents teach their children the faith.
- By supporting local Catholic schools and helping with school liturgies.