This GCSE RE Christianity quiz takes a look at the Christian God. 'Who, or what, is God?' The concept of God is at once so huge and wonderful, yet surprisingly hard to 'pin down' within our limited human understanding, since we (as beings) are finite: there are limits to the scope of our life, in terms of our dates of birth and death and the reach of our senses, whereas God can have no 'edges' in space or time beyond which He does not pervade.
Any God worthy of worship must presumably be demonstrably powerful and probably benevolent ~ a permanently angry and vengeful god, in whose eyes we could do no right, would be a frustrating and futile focus for our affections. Yet He (or indeed She) would also need to embody some form of justice and fairness, in order to command our respect.
The Christian God, as revealed and understood in the Trinity, reconciles justice and mercy in a very particular, astonishing way and which is accessible to all people, whatever their gender, ethnicity, upbringing or other circumstances. Christians believe He became incarnate (made flesh) in human form ~ at Christmas ~ to experience the worst that earthly life can throw at anyone (e.g. being virtually 'born a refugee'; and, later, betrayed by a chosen friend, and a grim death sentence on a trumped-up charge, after a trial that ought never to have taken place) … and yet to break and reverse even the power of death. A God with power over all that, through the Resurrection victory at Easter, is surely a God worth reckoning with, and who can be known two thousand years later in the person of His Holy Spirit.
This quiz will do its best to help you gain a grip on who and what Christians understand God to be, both in their common and different traditions.
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