RE - christianity

1 Nature of God
God is everywhere,God is neither male nor female,God is one,God is just,God treats all people fairly and is incapable of making wrong judgement
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2 The trinity
Father son and holy spirit
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3 The trinity quote
"Likewise the spirit helps us in our weakness"
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4 What is a fundamental christian?
Christians who believe the statements of the Bible are literally true as the word of God.They often dedicate alot of their time to going to church
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5 What is a liberal christian?
Those who believe the Bibles authors were guided by God but not everything they wrote is a literal account of what actually happened.They will choose a balance of work and religion and therefore may do things such as recycle
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6 The creation story
Day 1 - light and darkness Day 2 - sky and dry ground Day 3 - land and ocean Day 4 - bright lights Day 5 - Birds and vegetation Day 6 - animals and humans Day 7 - heavens and earth and rest
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7 The creation story quote
"let there be light"
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8 St Johns Gospel - creation
God created everything,Father is the creator in the holy spirit
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9 St Johns Gospel - creation quote
"All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made"
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10 What is resurrection?
When a spirit or person lives on after death by coming back to life.
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11 What is immediate resurrection?
Resurrecting immediately after death
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12 Immediate resurrection - quote
"Each man receives his eternal retribution in his immortal soul at the very moment of his death"
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13 What is judgement day resurrection?
Resurrecting on judgement day
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14 Judgement day resurrection - quote
"The last judgement will reveal even to its furthest consequences the good each person has done or failed to do during his earthly life"
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15 What is physical body resurrection?
That the flesh will resurrect (like Jesus)
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16 Physical resurrection - quote
"We believe in the true resurrection of this flesh that we now possess"
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17 What is spiritual resurrection?
The resurrection of the spirit
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18 Spiritual resurrection - quote
"raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body
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19 Beliefs about Heaven
All christians aim to live their eternal life after death with God in heaven
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20 Heaven quote
"In my fathers house ... I will prepare a place for you"
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21 Beliefs about purgatory
Where souls receive their place in heaven, souls are cleansed and purified.
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22 Purgatory quote
"He will forgive us our sins to cleanse us all from unrighteousness"
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23 Beliefs about Hell
Eternal existence without God,suffering,'spiritual desolation'
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24 Hell quote
" a place of burning sewage" "but the cowardly,the unbelieving..." will go here
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25 Beliefs about judgement
God is just, resurrection, decided whether you go to heaven or hell on judgement day
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26 What is incarnation?
The belief that Jesus is God on earth
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27 Incarnation quote
"The word became flesh and made his dwelling among us"
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28 What is crucifixion?
form of execution and torture,was in public and nails were used.Jesus was put on the cross as he claimed to be the son of God but was not believed
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29 Crucifixion quote
"Forgive them father for they know not what they do"
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30 What is ascension?
When jesus returned to God forty days after resurrection
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31 What was lukes account of the crucifixion?
Felt guilt,anger and shock.Saw women weeping and Jesus being given vinegar for his wounds.Heard people mocking Jesus and questioning God
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32 What is sin?
Any action or thought that goes against the wishes or principles of morality of God
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33 Original sin
Passed through generations.Transmitted from father to child through women and it transmits both humanity guilt for adams crime and the sickness or defect that gives human beings a sinful nature
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34 What is salvation?
Being saved from the consequences of sin and to be granted eternal life with God
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35 What is sin and how has it affected humans?
Sin has separated humans from God and salvation enables humans to get close to God again
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36 Salvation - works (deeds)
Faith is not enough to be righteous, must show sacrifice or deeds through your religion
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37 Salvation - holy spirit
enlightens your mood, helps us have guilt for our sins and without him christians wouldn't understand the word of God
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38 Salvation - grace and faith
Gods choices save people and grace is gained by eternal life through sacrificial works
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39 Salvation quote
"For wages of sin is death, but the gift of God in eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord"
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40 What is atonement?
Restoring the relationship between people and god through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ
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41 atonement quote
"He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins"
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42 What is liturgical worship?
A pattern of worship used by a congregation e.g.:holy communion.Some prefer services to follow a set pattern.People receive forgiveness from God through action of the priest.Unity through gospels being read and chanted together.
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43 What is liturgical worship 2 ?
Used by anglican,orthodox and roman catholics, People receive living presence of Jesus in Holy communion.Shows unity and verbal comms but is formal and restricting in terms of expressing yourself and following a set pattern
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44 What is non liturgical worship?
Service that does not follow a set text or ritual, more emphasis on the word of God in the Bible.Quaker worship is mainly silent and people speak when they feel Gods spirit moving.Pentecostals includes clapping, dancing and calling out.
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45 What is non liturgical worship? 2
Believers feel it is easier to experience Gods holy spirit when its informal.Takes place in a methodist and baptist church. it has no ritual so its different every time however people may feel obliged to feel and think a certain way
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46 How is the bible used?
Used as guidance, in written form, used in services and ceremonies, channel to God and can be used liturgically and non liturgically
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47 How does the bible teach?
Teaches suffering and worldly issues, basic principles,parables (stories of morals) and about heaven, hell and judgement
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48 What books are in the bible?
66 chapters, revelations,genesis and gospels
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49 Can it be trusted and is it reliable
founded upon historical texts,Jesus is mentioned in other holy books, word of God so shouldn't be questioned
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50 messages from the bible - quote
"Draw near to God,and he will draw near to you" (James 4:8)
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51 messages from the bible - quote 2
'...bow down:let us kneel" (psalms 95:6)
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52 What is prayer?
communication with God either silently or through words of praise usually for confession/ for Gods help for guidance
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53 What are set prayers?
prayers that have been written down e.g.:lords prayer
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54 What is informal prayer?
prayer that is made up by an individual using his or her own words (non-liturgical)
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55 What is non-conformist prayer?
An english protestant who does not conform to the doctrines or practices of the established Church of England
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56 Explain what ACTS stands for
A - adoration. C - confession. T - thanksgiving. S-supplication
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57 prayer quote
"through prayer you experience God's peace that surpasses all understanding"
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58 suffering prayer quote
"he gives strength to the weary"
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59 What are the 7 roman catholic sacraments?
Baptism,confirmation,reconciliation,annointing of the sick, marriage,holy orders and eucharist
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60 What is a sacrament?
St augustine described it as 'an outward and visible sign of inward and invisible grace"
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61 Actions of infant baptism
pouring blessed water over the head of the baby, outlining the sign of the cross on the babies head, dressing the child in white,annointing with oil and lighting a candle very year at easter
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62 what is pilgrimage?
a journey to a sacred place as part of a spiritual or religious practice
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63 Where are some of the main pilgrimages?
lourdes,jerusalem,iona,nazareth,bethlehem and rome
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64 Explain the pilgrimage of lourdes
near pyrenees mountains in france,Bernadette soubirous was healed a she knew about 'imacculate conception'.Christians can confess their sins and its believed to cleanse sins and illness
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65 Explain the pilgrimage of iona
On the coastal edge of scotland,george made a monastery and many believe that the coastal edge of scotland is the edge of the world
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66 state 3 christian charities that respond to world poverty
CAFOD,christian aid and tear fund
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67 giving to charity - quote
"faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by an action,is dead"
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68 What is a mission?
the vocation or calling of a religious organisation or individual to go out into the world and spread their faith
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69 What is a missionary?
a person sent on a religious mission to promote christianity in a foreign country
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70 what is the great commission?
jesus' instruction to his followers that they should spread his teachings to all nations around the world
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71 What is evangelism?
spreading the christian gospel by public preaching or personal witness
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72 What is reconciliation?
A sacrament in the catholic church,restoring harmony and agreement
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73 reconciliation quote
" for if, while we were God's enemies, we were reconciled to him"
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