Flashcards in Christianity Deck (14)
what are the principal beliefs of christianity?
-the humanity and divinity of Jesus
- the trinity and the nature of god
-the death and resurrection of Jesus
what is Christianity's variants?
what is prayer?
prayer is personal devotion to god and the expression of willingness to serve god.
what are Christianity's core ethical teachings?
-the ten commandments
- The Golden Rule
what are some types or prayer?
these forms of prayer often cross over with one another, they are not distinct
what is Jesus golden rule?
Jesus' golden rule is "love your neighbor as yourself". this statement acts to sum up all christian moral law in a very condensed way.
it is also challenging as it not only forces Christians to love others but also their enemies.
what is the bible?
the bible is a collection of writings believed to be of divine and human origin .
it derives belief and practice
it is split up into the old and new testaments
what are some reasons as to why the bible is significant for the tradition and in the lives of adherents?
-beliefs are in the scriptures
-source of core ethical teachings
-story of Jesus' life is entailed
-used for liturgies, rituals
-basis for prayer
-role in theology
why is the death and resurrection of Jesus important for Christians?
-Jesus died for all sins
-also is a reflection of the belief of eternal life, that is, Jesus had suffered and died, and then transformed into a victorious, glorified state, a state all Christians can aspire to achieve
-validates who Jesus was claimed to be, the son of god
-it proved Jesus' sinless and divine character
what is revelation ?
the transmission of knowledge from the divine to the human, that is, from God to all Christians
describe the christian understanding of Salvation
the belief that humans require deliverance by god from the power of sin and darkness
what are the three main features of salvation?
there are three main features of salvation
- the fruits of salvation can be experienced in the present life, but is only truly revealed once one reaches eternal life in heaven
- it is only through the grace of god through which humans can attain salvation due to life's obstacles
- Jesus Christ is the center for salvation, as it is through his death, life and Resurrection god has offered the world salvation
why is Jesus the model for christian life?
-he lived a life of prayer
-he lived of service to others
-he acts as an advocate for the poor
-he loves and forgives others