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Nature of God

God is...

Omnipotent, omnibenevolent, omniscient, omnipresent, transcendent (beyond human understanding), eternal, creator of the Earth.

God is omnipotent which is shown with the story of the ten plagues e.g. plague of flies and the plague of darkness.

God is omnibenevolent because he sent Jesus to earth so people could have an eternal life.

There's evil in the world - how is this possible - inconsistent triad.

Story of Job: 

Satan challenges God and torments Job killing his children and floc and then afflicts him with sores. However, Job continues to believe in God → God is transcendent

The Trinity:

Made up of three persons:

  • God the Father
  • God the Son
  • God the Holy Spirit

God the Holy Spirit:

Christians believe that once Jesus has left the Earth God sent Holy Spirit to guide and sustain life on Earth which strengthens faith.

The Apostles Creed:

Christians belief in everything thats in the creed regardless of denomination. 

 "I am the father and the father is in me"

Creation

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the Earth"

Fundamentalist - believe the creation story is true in every detail

Literal - believes a day in Genesis is 24 hours

Non-literalist - day could be millions of years

Creation story:

God created:

1) Night and day

2) Heavens

3) Land and plants

4) Sun, moon and stars

5) Birds and fish

6) Living creatures (inc. humans)

7) He rested

Adam creates Eve from his rib

God told them to not eat from tree of knowledge because then they'd be as knowledgable as him

Adam and Eve tempted by devil to eat from tree of knowedge

Eves gives in and offers fruit to Adam

They confess and sent out of Garden of Eden

There's now sin and death in the world

Humans are born with original sin and Jesus died to pay for human sin.

Jesus Christ

"You will... give birth…

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