Heaven and Hell

Heaven and Hell

Nature of God

  • Omnipotent: This means that God is all-powerful and is able to do anything.
  • Omniscient: God is all-knowing, He knows everything that has happened and will happen.
  • Omnibenevolent: God is all-loving, showing unlimited or infinite kindness.
  • Omnipresent: God is present everywhere at all times.
  • Transcendent: God is beyond and outside life on earth and the universe.
  • Immanent: God is present and involved in life on earth.


  • Creation ex nihilo: Argument that God created the world out of nothing.
  • The Genesis creation stories: Two different accounts of the creation story in the Bible.
  • Stewardship: The belief that believers have a duty to look after environment on behalf of God.
  • The Fall: The moment when Adam and Eve disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden.

Jesus Christ

  • Incarnation: The belief that God took human form in Jesus Christ.
  • Crucifixion: Jesus’s death on the cross, seen as a sacrifice for humanity’s sins.
  • Resurrection: Jesus’s rise from the dead on Easter Sunday.
  • Ascension: Jesus’s return to God, the Father in heaven, forty days after his Resurrection.


  • Sin: Any action or thought that separates humans from God, behaviour against God’s laws and wishes.
  • Repentance: The feeling of sincere regret or remorse about one’s wrongdoing or sin.
  • Redemption: The action of being saved from sin.
  • Grace: A quality of God which God shows to humans by providing love and support which they do not deserve.

The Afterlife

  • Resurrection of the body: The Christian concept that when Christ comes again, he will judge all people who have lived and the risen saints will live forever with Christ.
  • Immortality of the soul: Belief that the soul lives on after the death of the body.
  • Judgment day: The day when God will judge everyone according to their actions during their life.

Heaven and Hell

  • Heaven: The place of eternal peace ruled over by God.
  • Hell: The place of eternal suffering or the state of being without God.
  • Purgatory: The intermediary state where souls are cleansed in order to enter heaven.