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What is Omnipotent?

All powerful

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What is Omniscient?

All knowing

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What is omnibenevolent?

All loving

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What certain truths does the creation story reveal about God?

1. he created everything
2. He is responsible for order in the universe
3. Everything created was good
4. Human’s are made in God’s image

5

What is Justice?

Everyone gets what they deserve

6

What is transcendent?

God is apart from the rest of creation

7

What is the problem of evil?

If God is all powerful, all knowing and all loving - why is there still suffering in the world?

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What are 2 solutions to the problem of evil?

1. God gave us freewill
2. Suffering is a test

9

Summarise the story of pentecost

Jerusalem filled with pilgrims, holy spirit blessed the disciples with the gift of speaking many different languages with flames upon their head

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How does the holy spirit change lives?

Giving them courage, gift of healing the sick & tongues

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What is incarnation? (+why it’s important)

God taking on the form of a man, proves he loves us

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What is Matthew & Luke’s version of the incarnation?

It was literally true

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What is John’s version of the incarnation?

‘The word became flesh and dwelt among us’

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What is atonement?

A relationship being restored

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Why is the crucifixion important to Christians?

It’s one huge sacrifice for all our sins

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What 4 things does the resurrection show?

1. Jesus is the son of God
2. Life after death is possible
3. God is more powerful than death
4. Jesus understands what it’s like to be human

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What is the point of life after death?

It makes life fair

18

What proof is there for life after death?

Resurrection, near death experiences, out of body experiences

19

What is arbitrary?

God picking at random

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What is partisan?

God picks favourites

21

Give 3 different interpretations of the afterlife

1. Day of Judgement
2. Soul immediately goes to heaven/hell
3. Purgatory, sins

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What are heaven & hell like? 3 things

1. Desirable to each person
2. Separated / eternity with god
3. Same place

23

How do we get into Heaven?

By doing good works ; helping the most vulnerable members of society

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How does the afterlife influence us today? 5 things

1. Try to live a good life
2. Grateful for Jesus’ sacrifice
3. Easier to cope with bereavement
4. World seems like a fair place
5. Helps with difficult times

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What is worship?

Showing God that he is worthy of praise

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Give 4 details about Liturgical Worship

1. Follows the same pattern every week
2. Catholic & Anglican
3. Set passages from bible
4. Hymns & symbolic actions

27

What are 2 advantages to Liturgical worship?

Unchanging, reminds them of childhood

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Give 4 details about Non-Liturgical worship

1. No prayer book
2. Baptist or Methodist
3. More participation
4. Still similar from week to week

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What is a disadvantage to Liturgical worship?

Could be seen as Boring

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What are 2 advantages to Non-liturgical worship

Welcoming, feels like a community

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Give 4 details about Informal worship

1. Quaker or House churches
2. Spontaneous
3. Silent
4. Prayer in Tongues

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What are 2 advantages to informal worship?

Personal, how first christians prayed

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Give 4 advantages to Private worship

1. Relationship with God
2. Whenever
3. Not forced
4. Flexible

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What are Sacraments?

Symbolic actions

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Give 2 examples of Sacraments

Baptism, Eucharist

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Why do Christians get baptised?

They’re following Jesus’ example ; beginning a new life committed to God

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What are the two types of baptism?

Infant (Catholic) / Believers (Baptist or Pentecostalist)

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Give 2 features of infant baptism

Holy Water in a cross shape on the forehead, Godparents

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Give 2 features of Believers Baptism

Full immersion in water, telling the congregation why they are christian

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What do Protestants do to celebrate Holy Communion?

Remembering the last supper - bread & wine served from an ordinary table, passed around the congregation

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What do Catholics do to celebrate Holy Communion?

Believe the bread and wine ACTUALLY became Jesus, held on a holy altar to value Jesus’ sacrifice (in a tabernacle) Only the priest can serve

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Give 6 opinions that oppose the Sacraments

Meaningless, Jesus more interested in people, Cause a division, get in the way of faith, more effective ways of remembering Jesus, Everyday should be a fresh commitment

43

Name 2 Christian Festivals

Christmas (incarnation of Jesus) and Easter (Jesus' crucifixion)

44

Give 4 things Christians may do to celebrate Christmas

White candle lit, Carol singing, school nativity plays, gifts given

45

Why is Easter more important than Christmas to christians?

It shows Jesus' love for humans

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Give 4 significant parts of Easter

Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Maundy Thursday, Easter Sunday

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What is a Pilgrimage?

A physical & spiritual journey to feel closer to God

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Give 5 reasons why a christian may go on a pilgrimage

forgiveness, guidance from God, cure an illness, cure mental health, spend time with other christians

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Give 2 Examples of pilgrimages

Lourdes, France and Iona, Scotland

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Why is Iona considered a religious place?

A monastery was set up there, remote and feels as though the barrier between natural and spiritual world is thin

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Give 3 differences between Lourdes and Iona

1. Iona full of nature, Lourdes very commercialised
2. You go to Iona to appreciate God's glory, Lourdes to receive a cure
3. Level of People that attend each varies greatly

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Why is Lourdes considered a religious place?

Bernadette had a vision of the Virgin Mary there

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What is Persecution?

Hostility and ill-treatment because of race, political or religous beliefs

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What religious quote would you give for Persecution?

"Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness"

55

Give 3 examples of religious persecution

Higher taxes, unemployment, attacks

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Give 2 quotes in response to religious persecution

"turn the other cheek" "Do not overcome evil with evil, but overcome evil with good"

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Give 5 ways Open doors help christians who are persecuted

theological training for pastors, vocational training for women, trauma counselling, refugee support, radio broadcasts

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What is Reconciliation?

Restoring of harmony after relationships have broken down

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Give 2 examples of how christians have demonstrated Reconciliation

Coventry Cathedral 'Father Forgive us', Desmond Tutu chair of Truth and Reconicilation comission

60

What do Christians believe about Poverty?

It's a sanctity of life issue

61

Give 3 ways Christian Aid help LEDCs

Emergency Relief, Long Term Aid, Campaigning

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How might the church follow Jesus' teachings in their everyday life?

Help those less fortunate (sheep & goat), help those who are marginalized, agape love

63

Give an example of a Foodbank

Trussell Trust

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Give 3 ways Street Pastors help society

prevent anti-social behaviour, arrange for drunks to get home, relieve pressure on emergency services

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What is Evangelism?

The mission to spread good news to non-believers that Jesus is the Son of God

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What is the Great Commission?

Jesus telling the disciples to convert the world to christianity

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What are Missionaries?

Evangelists working in other countries carrying out humanitarian work

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What is the Alpha Course?

A missionary that explores the meaning of life and offers opportunities for questions about the Christian faith

79

What is Epiphany?

The wise men coming to visit Jesus 12 days after Christmas

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What is Palm Sunday?

Jesus pronouncing himself as the messiah

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What is a march of witness?

a member of the congregation carries a wooden cross through the streets followed by a silent procession representing Jesus' crucifixion