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nature of God

omni - benevolent
omniscient
omni - present
omni - potent
eternal

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what is the genesis 1/2 story

the creation story

3

what is the nature of human beings

we were created in Gods image to look after creation

4

imago dei

made in Gods image. Humanity shares characteristics with God and has the ability to enter into relationships with others and with God, unlike other creatures
Genesis 1:26 "they will be like us and resemble us"

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freewill

the ultimate gift from God, the power to make our own decisions
Genesis 2:17 "if you eat the fruit of that tree, you will die the same day." Gods intentions were not to scare humans but to warn them that the personal relationship they have with him will be lost forever if they violate his word.

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Stewardship

Humans were created 'imago dei' to look after Gods creations
Genesis 1:28

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Augustine

believed that humans have a moral compass
- God knows everything
- Humans aren't controlled
- we need to learn from mistakes

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Genesis 3

the story of the fan

9

The fall

Adam and Eve in Gods eye lost their innocence and were thrown out of the garden of Eden

10

Alienation

alienated from God - anorexia
alienated from each other - war
alienated from the rest of creation - illness
story of the fall Genesis 3:23 "the lord sent them out of the garden of Eden"

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ministry

the example of his life and the spiritual teachings of Jesus whilst on earth

12

miracle

A supernatural or unexplainable event

13

parable

A story with religious meaning or teaching a moral lesson

14

christ

anointed one, blessed by God

15

Messiah

A saviour, blessed by God, come to liberate people

16

Son of God

Both Adam and Jesus are referred to as sons of God, as creator he had special relationships with them so this special status was conferred upon them

17

Sermon on the mount

A collection of sayings and teachings of Jesus which emphasise his moral teachings
Matthew chp5-7

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Salvation

being saved from harm or consequences of sin

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Atonement

The reconciliation of God and mankind through the death of Jesus Christ
John 11:25

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Romans 6

"for sins pays its wage - death; but Gods free gift is eternal life in union with christ Jesus our lord"
Romas 6:23

21

John 11

"those who believe in me will live even though they die"
John 11:25

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Resurrection

Christian belief that Jesus rose from death after 3 days

23

1 corinthians 15

backs up physical resurrection "and if christ has not been raised from death, then we have nothing to preach and you have nothing to believe"

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Acts 9

back up idea of spiritual resurrection

25

analysis for imago dei

strength - special privileged position and gives the potential for an amazing life

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evaluation for imago dei

has merit as humans do amazing things, help each other and create beautiful lives for others

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analysis for omni - benevolent

weakness - so much suffering going on in the world today (covid 19)

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evaluation for omni - benevolent

has merit as this is the reason people don't believe in god

29

belief that God created everything

God not only creates but also continues to support and provide for the world he created. God is a purposeful creator and he intended his creation to be perfect and good - each day ends with 'and God was pleased with what he saw' genesis 1

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ex nihilo

created everything from nothing. everything owes its existence to God. Genesis 1 "when God created the universe, the earth was formless and desolate" Genesis 1:1