This GCSE RE Christianity quiz takes a look at the Christian life. How should the life of a Christian differ from anyone else’s? If the believer does not find that their faith has a positive effect on their lifestyle and choices, then something would be amiss. Not only ought they to have taken on board a rich lore of values and examples, but true Christianity (remarkable as it may seem to those outside it) is essentially about a direct personal relationship with, and experience of, God through Jesus and His Holy Spirit. Such a change of emphasis and loyalty are bound to show out in the life of the believer, and the decisions and priorities by which they conduct themself.
There should also ideally be a seamlessness in their life, whereby daily activities and devotional times overlap into one another.
Of course there will be special times of worship, Bible study and private prayer, but the precepts picked up and nurtured here will have direct bearing on the everyday; while even in the least of one’s activities, one can be doing God’s purpose and glorifying Him.
It has been said of Christians (by St Paul, no less) that while they are ‘in’ the world, they are not ‘of’ it ~ rather like citizens with dual nationality who are making the best use of their time and opportunities in this life, while ultimately awaiting another place and existence. Two cardinal points in our earthly life should therefore be to love, honour and serve God (in daily witness, charitable good deeds etc.) and to ‘let [y]our light so shine before the world, that others may behold God’s glory’. Which may seem a tall or even fanciful order, but it is in that spirit that the Christian faces whatever life may bring, knowing God is with them at all times.
This GCSE RE quiz explores how this works out in principle and practice!