Beliefs about God - unity and trinity.
God as the unity and trinity:
- Helps christians understand different ways God has shown his presence in the world. Father - power and creativity. Son - care for the world, help Chrstians uderstand love for God, leads to salvation. Holy spirit - presence.
- Baptism of Jesus recorded in Gospel.(bible example). God is trinity.
- Apostolic tradition. Must believe the tachings of St Peter and St Paul.
- Teaching of the church.
- In the catechism
- Teachings of the bible.
- First of the 10 commandments.
- Taught by Jesus.
- Teaching of the Church, Creeds and Catechism.
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Beliefs about God - Father
God as the Father:
- Father - child relationship
- God creates human life
- God will provide for his children
- God will provide daily bread abd protect from evil (the 'Our father')
- Turn to God when in need.
- Bible shows that jesus referred to God as the father
- In the Creeds
- Allows christians to have a personal relationship with God.
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Beliefs about God - Creator
God as the creator
- God created the universe - life is not an accident
- he is all powerful
- God is good = universe is good
- humans were egods ultimate creation.
- Creadted by God - Good purpose
- Life is sacred - God is the creator
- Gave Humans a purpose to life
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Beliefs about God - Jesus is the son of God
Jesus is the Son of God
- Jesus is God incarnated
- both fully Human and divine
- Gods powers on Earth
- Jesus death was a sacrifice - bringing salvation
- Only the Son of God could bring salvation
- Chance to see what God is like
- makes his teachings and life more important
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Beliefs about God - Holy Spirit
Believing in the Holy Spirit.
- Third person in the trinity
- How God communicates with Humans
- Assists Church
- Third person of the trinity
- Church teachings
- Sacraments - relationship with God
- Guidance to the church when electing the pope
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