← Review for test on Divine Revelation Export Options Alphabetize Word-Def Delimiter Tab Comma Custom Def-Word Delimiter New Line Semicolon Custom Data Copy and paste the text below. It is read-only. Select All What is Divine Revelation? Divine Revelation is the communication of truth by God to a rational creature by supernatural means. In what way is Divine Revelation necessary for man? For a man who has the use of reason, Divine Revelation is absolutely necessary in order to be saved, because a supernatural end requires supernatural means; Because of man's fallen state (original sin), Divine Revelation is also morally (that is, practically) necessary to observe the natural law here on earth. Protestants say they believe in sola Scriptura - the Bible alone. What do Catholics believe in this regard? Catholics believe in Revelation alone - that is, we believe that God has revealed to us all that we need to know in order to be saved, but this Divine Revelation is not contained only in the Bible. It is also contained in Divine Tradition, and all of Divine Revelation is brought to us by the teaching of the Church. Which ecumenical council taught the most concerning Divine Revelation? The ecumenical council that taught the most concerning Divine Revelation was the first Vatican Council, held in 1870. What is the name of the canon of the Scriptures? The canon of the Scriptures is the official list of books which the Church holds to be divinely inspired and which therefore belong in the Bible. Where and when was the canon of the Scriptures declared? The canon of the Scriptures was solemnly defined by the Council of Trent in 1546 and reaffirmed by Vatican I in 1870. But this same list was taught by the Magisterium several times before and is first found in a decree of Pope Damasus in a Roman synod of the year 382 How did Christians practice their faith before the canon of the Scriptures was declared? True Christians have always practiced their faith by following the true rule of Faith - the living voice of the teaching Church. When was the Council of Trent? 1546 When was Vatican I? 1870 When was the decree of Pope Damasus? 382 Can we know God by any way other than our natural reason? Besides knowing God from our natural reason, we can also know Him from supernatural revelation. How has Divine Revelation come down to us? Divine Revelation has come down to us through Holy Scripture, written down under divine inspiration, and through Tradition, handed down orally from Apostolic times. What is Holy Scriptures, or the Bible? It is the Word of God written by men under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost,and contained in the books of the Old and New Testaments. How is the Bible divided? The Bible is divided into two parts: the Old Testament and the New Testament. Are all truths revealed for us by God found in the Bible? Not all the truths revealed for us by God are found in the Bible; some are found only in Divine Tradition. What is meant by Divine Tradition? By Divine Tradition is meant the revealed truths taught by Christ and His Apostles, which were given to the Church only by word of mouth and not through the Bible, though they were put in writing by the Fathers of the Church.