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paragraph and its a practice GCSE question that is worth 15 marks, i have them in two years so my teacher set this for us to answer and i don't know how to and she told us that we have to answer it in 15 minutes
I would usually write a balanced arguments for evaluating statement's questions and then my own opinion at the end. That would be hard to condense down into one paragraph tho.
(John3v5-8, Acts 2v4, 33, 37-39)
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For: Everything Christians do is to be united with God after death. All the pain on earth they believe is conditioning them for heaven so believing there is an end to pain helps them. They are told to ‘store up treasures in heaven’ so believing in life after death is clearly the point in life.
Against: as NJA said life after death is not exclusive to Christianity so therefore the most important belief is that Jesus is the Christ, not that they can life after death. ‘I am the way, the truth and the life’
Remember to argue around most important you can make a judgment by saying for example that ‘life after death is an important belief for Christians however believing that Jesus is the way to obtain it is more crucial’
P1- for/ against. point. explain.quote( u don have to but this gets u top grade). how quote relates. evaluate( make sure u r always evaluating within ur paragraphs so u dont forget at the end and this is the main focus of a 15 marker. they want u to include ur own views too.)
P2- same as paragraph 1 make sure u swich ur argument now. if u did for , do against now.
P3 - either for/ against
Conclusion- "To encapsulate, I believe.../I agree/disagree with the statement to an extent) - summarise christian beliefs about the statement and include ur final view