Revelation is the transmission of knowledge from the divine to the human. It is knowledge given by God to human beings about people, events and things previously hidden or only partly known.
Includes biblical revelations and revelations evident throughout the whole of human history.
Christians believe that revelations are not only God's self-communication to human beings, but also a loving and utterly free invitation to join in friendship with God.
God's self-revelation is utterly centred on Jesus Christ yet this does not neglect the essential roles of the father and of the Holy Spirit.
God's fullest revelation takes place through the words, deeds and events associated with the person of Christ.
Revelation continues to happen as God continues to speak throughout human history- through its historical events, through Christianity, through world religions, through all the joys, hopes and frustrations of the entire world.
God is only source of revelation
God is intimately involved with all aspects of human life and thus God is revealed to humankind in and through the experiences of human history.
Understood to be an ongoing process.
Revelation takes place through a number of vehicles.
One vehicle is God's Spirit that dwells within human beings which enlivens the faith of Christians by bringing them a knowledge of God
The Nature of God and the Trinity
The Doctrine of the trinity states that God is one existing as three people- Father, son and Holy Spirit
Belief in trinity is a central tenet of Christianity
God's promise of salvation has fulfilled through life, death and resurrection of Jesus
God the father is revealed in Hebrew scriptures
Son revealed in Christian scriptures
Spirit revealed in Church
Divine essence is common to all three; however have attributes/ properties which distinguish them.
Death and resurrection of Jesus
Christians have traditionally believed that Jesus died for our sins
Appreciating the importance of the death of Jesus are
Seeing death of Jesus as evidence of unconditional love of God
Seeing Jesus's selflessness as a model of discipleship
Fundamental Christian belief in the resurrection is evident in Nicene Creed
Jesus resurrection and ascension are depicted differently in Gospels and stress the importance of resurrection
It is the belief that human beings require deliverance by God from the power of sin and darkness.
It is also the process or way in which human beings are saved or brought to fullness of life in God.
Has three main features