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Flashcards in Creation Deck (37):
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Creator

The one who makes things and brings things about

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Creation

The act by which God brought the universe into being

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Genesis 1

The 1st story of creation (common one)

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Genesis 2

The second story of creation in which God personally creates humans

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Common messages between genesis stories

1) God made everything
2) Everything that God made is good
3) Humans are the high point of God's creation

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Quote for Genesis 2

"Then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the became a living being"

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Omnipotent

Almighty, having unlimited power, a quality of God

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Omniscient

God having unlimited knowledge

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Omibenevolent

All-loving, or infinitely good

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Adam + Eve

The first man and woman. Adam was made from the mud and breathed life into Adam whilst Eve was made from Adam's rib

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Michaelangelo

Michaelangelo Buonaretti (1475-1564) was a famous Italian painter and sculptor

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Creation of Adam

Part of the painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican in Rome which shows God giving life to Adam

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Free will

Belief that God gives people the opportunity to make decisions for themselves

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Stewardship

The idea that believers have a duty to look after the environment on behalf of God

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Sanctity of life

All life is Holy as it is created and loved by God; human life should not be misused or abused

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Bible

Christian Holy Book of worship

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Testament

A lesson/teaching

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Old testament

Stories of the bible before Jesus was born

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New testament

Stories of the Bible after Jesus' birth

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History books

These show God guided his people and how the people often refused to listen. Help later generations avoid same mistakes eg. Joshua, Ruth

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Wisdom Books

Including prayers, psalms, books of advice and poems which show people how to use God-given talents to do what is right, in order to be able to stay close to God eg. Psalms, Ecclesiastes

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Law Books

The first five books which show how the Jews became the people of God eg. Genesis, Exodus

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Prophetic books

Containing the words of inspired figures who were sent by God to teach people about how God is active in the world eg. Moses, Ezekial, Jeremiah

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Gospels

Good news. 4 books which summarise Jesus' life and teachings. Matthew, Mark, Luke, John

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The Acts of the Apostles

(A continuation of the Gospel of Luke)which tell of some of the events in the early church up to about 60CE

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The epistles

(Letters) which show Christians how to live by Jesus' teachings and what it means to be a Christian

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The book of revelation

An apocalyptic book written by John featuring his own mystical visions, which some Christians believe describe the end of the world. A prophecy

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Magisterium

The teaching authority of the Catholic Church, exercised by the Pope and the bishops

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Myth

A story that intends to convey a deep truth or message but not in a literal way

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Sacred Scripture

The Holy writings of a religion that are believed to be inspired by God

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Fundamentalist

Someone who believes the Bible is a factual record that describes events exactly as the happened; fundamentalists believe that the Bible is divinely inspired and without error

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Natural law

Moral principles and values that are considered to be inherent to all humans

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Natural law - Primary Precepts

Preservation of life. Reproduction. Education. Civil society. Worship God

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Interdependence

Relying or depending on each other as a change to one thing affects other things as well

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CAFOD

The official aid agency for the Catholic Church in England and Wales. The aim of CAFOD is to work with the poorest peoplemto achieve a more just world

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Sustainability

Only using natural resources at a rate at which they can be replaced

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Interpreting Genesis creation stories quotes

"The Big Bang... does not contradict the divine act of creating, but rather requires it" - Pope Francis in 2014
"The right way to read sacred scriptures is to read it prayerfully" - Youcat 16