a statement of belief; sometimes a collection of creedal statements
worldwide, official assembly of the bishops under the direction of the Pope. There have been twenty-one Ecumenical Councils
Second Vatican Council
most recent ecumenical councils
central mystery of the Christian faith
Blessed Trinity teaches
the three persons in one god: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
term that describes existing without a beginning and forever
an attribute of God that he is everywhere, unlimited, and all-powerful
term that means extending endlessly, having no end or limits
sovereignty of God over events in the lives of individuals and throughout history
term for the practice of "speaking in tongues", a gift from the HS that allows a person to speak in prayer languages that were never learned
monos - one theos- god; belief in one, all-powerful God
Three Greatest Monotheistic Religions
Christianity, Islam, Judaism
belief, in opposition to Christian doctrine, that there are many gods
Hebrew word meaning "wind" or "breath" often used in the OT to refer to God's mysterious and powerful life- giving presence
God the Father
creator of the universe
Doctrine of the Trinity
mystery because we can never truly understand that the three persons in one god are equal, distinct but eternally and harmoniously united by love.
early Church Father wrote "For the Son of God became man that we might become God."
"I, the Lord am your God; you shall not have other gods besides me."
HS came to the followers of Jesus in great power
belief in one God
must be prayed by Jews seven times a day
one divine substance and three divine persons
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