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Recap knowledge - ALL IN ONE - Trinity, Creation, Humanity and Incarnation all in one giant soup.
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Name the persons of the Trinity.
Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Which is more accurate: who or what is the Trinity? Say why.
Who - they are persons.
Three persons but one God. What is the word for one God?
True or false - the term 'Trinity' never occurs in the Bible
True - but the idea is there.
Give at least two examples from the Bible that illustrate the Trinity.
Jesus' baptism where all three are present. After Jesus is resurrected and he commissions his followers to Baptise new followers in the name of the Trinity.
When someone becomes a new Christian they are 'encased' in the Trinity. Explain what this means.
Encased - embedded in the values and loving relationships of the Trinity. A community defined by love in the way the Trinity is.
How does the Father impact daily worship or practice?
He's got the whole world in his hands. Believers bring their cares to him in prayer.
How does the Holy Spirit impact daily practice or worship?
He is the comforter, the presence of God, the guide. They believe he enables them to experience and behave better as believers.
How does Jesus Christ impact daily practice or worship?
They believe he is the fully God/fully Man saviour who bridges the gap between us and God. Worship is joyful and thankful because he has provided the pincode to heaven.
What does the term doctrine mean?
A doctrine is an important idea or teaching from the Bible. Eg. The Trinity or the Incarnation.
What is a Creed?
A Creed is a formal summary of doctrines or teachings. EG The Apostles Creed or the Nicene Creed.
What is a heretic?
A heretic is someone who tries to changes doctrines and undermines the Church foundations as a result. Eg Arius in in the 3rd Century who undermined the Trinity and the Incarnation.
What is the Nicene Creed?
It was a response to heresy about the Trinity. It summarises important FOUNDATIONAL ideas about the Trinity and the Incarnation.
What does the term 'eternally begotten' mean in the Nicene Creed?
It means that Jesus has always existed. Eg The Word that pre-existed.
What kind of tensions exist for people who believe in the Bible creation account?
There can seem to be a conflict between science (or human reason) and divine revelation.
Name three Creation stories and briefly explain what they say.
Genesis 1 is a wide picture of the 7 days. Genesis 2 is narrower and shows God interacting with Humans. John 1 depicts Jesus as the Word - the one who was personally involved in making everything.
In what ways does the Creation account show God to be powerful?
He makes everything by speech. He creates everything out of nothing (also called 'Ex Nihilo')
What is special about Humans?
They are made in the image of God or Imago Dei.
What does 'Imago Dei' mean?
It means made in the image of God - or that we are a reflection of God.
In what ways do we reflect God?
We are creative, moral, communal. We can receive and give love, show logic and rationality., we can have connections with others. We are more than physical - we are spiritual.
What two key ingredients were there when Humans were made by God - and how does this relate to what we are?
We are physical - made from the dust. We are spiritual - God breathed life into us.
What are the two extreme interpretations of the creations account?
Metaphorical and literal.
What is the term for a person who might take the account of Creation literally?
What is the term for someone who might believe God was behind the evolutionary process?
In John 1 it talks about the Word. Give three characteristics about the Word.
Was with God in the beginning. Was God. Made all things. Became flesh and dwelt among us.
Explain how the image of God might link to our happiness as human beings.
If we have community, freedom to express ourselves creatively, live in a moral or just world it can bring security. Without those things it is a little like the holocaust.
Give two responsibilities that were given to humans in the way that they are to relate to the created world.
Dominion (ruling over) and stewardship (taking care of).
Give an example of how dominion might spoil the world if taken too far.
Resources depleted. Ecological disasters.
Give an example from your own life of how stewardship works.
Anything will work dude - like borrowing a library book and having to look after it - or someone lending you their phone.
What are ethics?
Ethics are right and wrong moral decisions.
What is the 'sanctity of life'?
When life is sacred and precious and needs to be protected and nurtured.
What does the word incarnation mean? Why?
God in the flesh or meat - carne is meat.
Explain how many natures Jesus has and why this is important to Christians?
Two - fully God and fully man - important because it means that we can have our bridge back to God restored.
Why is the Virgin birth important?
Because it means Jesus was born sinless, and also that he is perfectly God/human.
Can you name any of the miracles in John's gospel?
9 dude - there are 9. You should be Abel to do at least three - the 'I am' ones?
How is John 1:14 important to the argument that God exists?
"The word became flesh" is all about the fact that God became a human and revealed God to us through his actions.
Hebrews 1 - Jesus is the 'e_____ r_______' of God.
Exact representation. What he says, God is saying. What he does, God is doing.
Colossians 1 Jesus is the 'i_____ of the i________ God.'
Image of the invisible God. Although we can't see God - we can when we se what Jesus says and does.