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Sin

  • Acting against the will or laws of God.
  • For example: Adultery

2

Absolutism

  • The belief that there are certain actions that are always right or always wrong.
  • The belief that moral laws exist eternally and are not just human inventions.

3

Relativism

  • The belief that there is no moral law and that the rules that govern what is right and wrong are human inventions and change from place to place and from age to age.
  • For example Capital Punishment used to be legal in the UK.

4

Punishment

  • The consequences of a wrong decision.
  • A penalty imposed by a person in authority on the person who has committed wrongdoing.

5

Forgiveness

  • The act of pardoning someone for the offences they have caused you.
  • Overlooking a person’s faults.

6

Salvation

  • The belief that through Jesus’ death and resurrection humanity has achieved the possibility of life forever with God.
  • For example: we now have the chance to join God in heaven if we say sorry for our sins.

7

Evangelism

  • Literally means spreading the “good news” which we translate as Gospel.
  • The sharing of the Gospel and life of Jesus with others.

8

Eucharist

  • Meaning “thanksgiving”.
  • The name Catholics use to describe the rite where the bread and wine become the body and blood of Jesus and is received by the people.
  • Also the name for the real presence of Jesus in the Sacrament of Holy Communion.