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Explain the Christian idea of God. How is this idea of God reflected in the teachings and practices of the church?

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RS1: Explain the Christian idea of God. How is this idea of God reflected in the teachings and practices of the church? In Christianity the nature and character of God is explained in Christian holy texts. From these texts you can see that there are three main beliefs of God, these are: God is uncreated, God is the creator and God is triune. In the following I will explain the idea of God in Christianity and how these teachings are reflected in the practices of the church. God Is The Creator Christianity is a monotheistic religion, so has one God. (It is a great commandment to worship one God.) The following quotes explain this: "... ye are my witness, saith the lord... before me there was no God formed (nothing formed of God), neither shall there be after me..." This quote above from the Bible (Isa.43.10) explains that there is only one God. The quote supports the idea that God was not created (or is uncreated) and explains God was always in existence and there was never a time when he was not being. Some of this quote fits in with the idea of God being three; the supporting view in this quote is "...before me there was no God..." (This agrees with Trinity). This is because there was only Jesus and the Holy Spirit after God not before. There is also a colliding view in this quote, which is "...neither shall there be after me..."Indicating that there is never going to be more than one God so rejects the idea of there being three Gods but agrees with the triune (three components) ...read more.

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After he head redeemed the lost souls, he was resurrected b the Holy Spirit and accepted in to heaven where he watches over the earth. In a revelation by John there are references to Jesus saying that he may return to the earth to judge the people on Apocalypse and face the anti-Christ. The Holy Spirit is the messenger of god. With help of the Holy Spirit the Christian scriptures were revealed. The Holy Spirit is usually portrayed as a dove of light. The Holy Spirit is the giver and sanctifier of life. It is responsible for bringing freedom, faith, goodness, joy and peace to the world. The trinity means three in one: Tri-means three Unity-means one RS2: How does a Christian show their belief in God's authority in their everyday life? How might a Christian follow this authority as well as the authority of the state? (Use examples to state your answers) Christians show their belief in God's authority by always abiding by the commandments of God. Because these are the basic rules Christians should abide, the authority of the state should come after the authority of God. Christians believe that Jesus has always been part of God. He was in the form of man who could communicate to God, and he was crucified because he broke the laws of the state (anyone who shall commit Blasphemy will be executed) by following the laws of God. Jesus declared that he was Messiah, which was an offence to the law of the state. ...read more.

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the list is growing. The list above does not give sufficient reason to believe that there is no God, or God is evil because God was not the one who picked up a gun and pull the trigger. God allowed the bullet to penetrate the bone and damage the organs of the victim. The ultimate reason why we have such long lists of terrible events is because the ideological systems that were implemented in the last century show that they have failed to fulfill their objectives (to create a civil society) and do not satisfy human nature. The suffering of individual people in the world can put the very existence of God at question. This is because God cannot be evil enough to create a situation where people are at such a low position their life is threatened. This does not define the situation terrible. As sadness is relative to happiness (your attitude to happiness is dependant whether you have experienced sadness. An example is in the movie Matrix the crops of humans were lost in the first matrix where everyone was only experiencing happiness. And because they did not experience sadness they felt their world was terrible & they began a mass genocide. Practical Spirituality: Space for God, By David Runcorn, Published by Daybreak LTD, London, 1990 World Faiths: Christianity Millennium Edition, By John Young, published by Hodder & Stoughton, 1999, London The Nature and Character of God, By W.A.Pratney, Published by Bethany house publishers,1988, Minneapolis U.S.A Page 1 of 3 Christianity- God By Ajmel Younes Mr. Hilton R.E ...read more.

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