What is the Trinity?
The three aspects in which God can be understood; Father, Son, Holy Spirit
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Involved in the world
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Goes beyond the world
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In the Trinity, how is the Father referred to?
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In the Trinity, how is the Son referred to?
The human form of God
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In the Trinity, how is the Holy Spirit referred to?
The communicator between God and the believer
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"He ______ the Heavens and the Earth"
"He created the Heavens and the Earth" - Father
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"The word made _____"
"The word made flesh" - Son
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"The ____ entered them and they spoke in other languages"
"The spirit entered them and they spoke in other languages" - Holy Spirit
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What do many Christians believe believing in God is down to?
Trust, not knowledge
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What is a theist?
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What is an atheist?
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What is an agnostic?
A person who is undecided
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How may upbringing cause a belief in God?
Always been a Christian and see no reason to reject what has been taught
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What is the cosmological argument?
Something can't come from nothing
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What is the teleological argument?
The universe is so complex it must have a designer
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What is the ontological argument?
God exists because he is perfect - "that which nothing greater can be conceived"
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What is the morality argument?
People have a conscience which comes from God so he must exist
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What is the experience argument?
Many say they have experienced God through visions or dreams
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Can any of the arguments for the existence of God be proven?
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What do many Christians see the Bible as?
A guidebook from God on how to be a good Christian
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What is the fundamentalist view on how the Bible can be interpreted?
Direct word from God, is totally true, and teachings should be applied without question
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What is the conservative view on how the Bible can be interpreted?
Written by people chosen by God who interpreted His word; some errors of judgement; relations to time period
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What is the liberal view on how the Bible can be interpreted?
Written by people inspired by God; not literally true and teachings need to be interpreted
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What is a miracle?
An event said to be impossible according to all known laws
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Example of a miracle in Christianity
God parting Red Sea for Moses; Jesus' conception; Jesus turning water into wine; resurrection
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Modern example of a miracle
Lourdes in France - people claim to have been healed of many diseases, e.g. cancer
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