Revelation Revelation I am learning: • What revelation is. I know I am successful if: • I can explain all forms of revelation with examples. • Different types of revelation • I can evaluate how revelation has impacted upon my life. What is revelation? • Revelation means to show us something we did not know or see before. • In Christianity revelation refers to the way in which God reveals himself . • Revelation does not only happen to saints or ‘holy people’. • You are responsible for listening to God’s word in order to see how God is revealing himself to you. 3 Types of Revelation: • General • Special • Divine Divine • God reveals himself in ways that are beyond our natural reason. This is divine revelation. • We know divine intervention through Scripture. • Jesus revealed divine truths and these were written down for us by the apostles. • God inspired men to write down his revelations. What is God’s purpose for you? • You are special. Made in the image and likeness of God. You are an individual. • From divine revelation you can explore what God’s purpose is for you. • You have a responsibility to listen to His word and to work out this message for yourself. General • General revelation is revelation that everyone can experience. Can you think of some examples? Acts of Nature Acts of Conscience Acts of Morality The work of Religious leaders Special • Special revelation is where something is revealed to an individual person or select group. Think back to 1st year and primary RE. Can you name some people who have experienced this and how they experienced it? Abraham Examples of how: • Worship • Visions/ dreams • Miracles How would I feel? Revelation and me… • • • • • Choose a focus Choose a witness Explain their story Reflect on your choice Evaluate how their experience has made an impact on your life.