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Why is the crucifixion important for christians today?
1.belief that jesus died to overcome original sins separating people from God.2Jesus was sent by God to show people way back to himself.3others think there is no way back to God.4Or God was offended by the sins so jesus has to repay the debts.
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What is the significance of the resurrection for christians today?
1.it proves the identity of jesus as son of God.2.confirms jesus' work.3.everyday significance because jesus is alive and lives with his followers.4.It brings the power over death.
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What is baptism?
confessing sins and being immersed in water as a sign of purity
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Why does the transfiguration bring problems for christians today/
1.difficult to accept the story at face value.2.how can characters of 100 years ago appear with jesus?.3.maybe the disciples had a vision of the event.4.others take it literally for 'nothing is impossible for God'.
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Why does the calming of the storm create problems for christians today?
1.against the law of science.2.these people may have interpreted the miracle as an allegory, where the storm represented the persecution faced by christians.3.The sea has been an symbol for chaos overcome by God in the old testament times.
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What are the different views about the feeding of the five thousands for christians today?
1.people in crowd saw jesus sharing so they shared theirs too.2.could anyone have conjured enough food for the number?3.maybe it was a to illustrate a message4.people only got a small scrap of bread.5.mark exaggerated the number.5.jesus literally did
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Why does jesus walking on water cause problems for christians today?
1.jesus was walking near the sea not on it.2.the disciples made a mistake, jesus was not walking on water but there was a hidden raft.3.mark made it to illustrate a link.4.maybe the whole event happened just as mark reported
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Why does the healing of legion cause problems for christians today?
1.story of the pig was added later as a criticism towards romans.2.jesus made pigs run away to convince the man he had been healed.3.jesus didnt kill the pigs but were stampeding.4.It was the demon who killed the pigs.5.jesus doesn't show respect
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What are the problems for christians about the raising of jairus' daughter?
1.it happened exactly as reported.2.others think she was sleeping just as jesus had said.3.why did jesus bring this girl from the dead but no0t others.5.others believe it is unnecessary to think the story is true, it is an illustration of a message
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Jesus-the messiah. What is the significance for christians today?
1.God is at work in jesus.2.for christians, jesus the messiah will guide them through their problems.3.
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features of religious upbringings
1.Baptism.2.Worship.3.Adulthood.4.being part of the community.5.school
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What is conversion?
when life is changed by giving yourself to god
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How does the design argument help belief in God e.g. Paley's watch
The world is ordered and everything is balanced, it is beautiful making it a whole, so the world therefore must have been designed by a designer, and the only omnipotent is God, so God must exist
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How does the causation argument help belief in God
Nothing can happen by itself, everything must have been caused by something, so the universe could not have 'just happened' by itself, the powerful force must be God, therefore God must exist
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How do christians respond to the scientific explanation of the world
1.some reject the scientific explanation, because God is omnipotent and believe the bible is a FACT.2.others believe the meaning of the bible is truth but some stories are representatives.3.physical form of the world can be without God but not beauty
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Christian response to evil and suffering
1.planned from the beginning of time after adam and eve disobeyed God.2.evil and suffering is a test from god.3.evil is not god's fault-humans have free will.4.God knows why these things happen but we do not.5.It allows us to follow jesus' examples
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Why do christian believe in life after death?
1.basis of christianity is jesus rose from the dead so there is life after death2.many verses of the bible mention afterlife3.christian churches teach about life after death4.It is part of the creeds of the churches5.paranormal experience6.meaning
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How does the belief in life after death affects the way of living?
1.many protestant christian believe after death the body will stay but the soul go straight to God for judgement2.others believe the body and soul stay until the end of the world3.Roman catholic believe both the resurrection of the body and long soul
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Why does some non-religious people believe in life after death?
1.near-death experience (out of body experience).2.Ghosts.3.Contacting the dead using mediums who claims to be able to contact the dead.4.Reincarnation (after death the soul is reborn in a new body)
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Why some non-religious people do not believe in life after death?
1.How can there is more after death, if death is the end.2.there is no evidence.3.Religion offers no good reason.4.It may be harmful.5.Mediums trick people.6.Should not believe in non science.7.the body decays, how can we live again?8. it is impossbl
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What does the UK law say about abortion up till 24th week of pregnancy?
1.Continuing pregnancy will pose risk of the women.2.physical/mental health of the women will pose the child to suffer.3.A risk to the women, evidence the baby will be severely handicapped.4.risk of physical/mental injury to the women
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What are the christian attitudes towards abortion?
1.against abortion (roman catholics)2.oppose abortion but allows it in some cases (the church of England)3.Oppose abortion but consider it the lesser of two evils (other liberal christians)
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What is assisted euthanasia?
providing seriously ill person with the means to commit suicide
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What is euthanasia?
Painless killing of someone dying from a painful disease
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What is voluntary euthanasia?
ending life painlessly when someone in great pain asks for death
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What is non-voluntary euthanasia?
ending someone's life painlessly when they are unable to ask, but you have a good reason for thinking e.g. switching off a life-support machine
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The rights of choosing euthanasia
1.allows patient to die a gentle pain-free death.2.the patient dies with dignity.3.saves medical cost.4.medics focus their attention on patients who have a chance of recovery.5.Relives family emotions and financial business
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christian attitudes to euthanasia
1.most christians believe it is wrong.2.some christians would allow the giving of powerful pain-killing drug.3.Other christians allow the turning off of a life-machine
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What are the causes of world poverty?
1.natural disaster.2.War.3.Corrupt leader.4.Debt.5.Lack of health and education.
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Why do christians work to end world poverty?
1.help the poor because of the teaching of the bible.2.Jesus taught his followers they should have compassion towards the poor 'love your neighbour as you love yourself'.3.Justice, that everyone has the right.4.Stewardship,using wealth wisely to help
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