Ch. 1 religion
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Name some ways human reason can reveal w/ certainty the existence of God.
1) humans know there is an almighty, all-good Creator
2) there is "First Cause" that exists
What is the necessity of Divine Revelation?
We need God to come and enlighten us about things that we cannot understand.
A sacred promise God makes with His people.
What is the sacred "deposit" of the Word of God, or faith?
Sacred Tradition passed down from Lord and Holy Spirit to Apostles.
What is the function of the magisterium?
serves Word of God by listening, guarding & explaining it faithfully
to become flesh
Why does the human heart long for God?
God made us in His image & implanted in us a great desire to be w/ him; need Him to help us understand things we cannot
What is Divine revelation?
God's self communication whereby He makes known the mystery of His divine plane.
Where can we find the deposit of faith?
Sacred or Apostolic Tradition of the Church & in Sacred Scripture (Bible.)
What is Salvation History?
The story of God's saving activity in human history.
How must the Magisterium interpret Scripture?
1) read it w/ attention to content & unity of the entire Bible
2) reading it within living Tradition of the Church
3) paying attention to analogy of faith
What are the meanings of the terms Incarnation & dogma?
Incarnation: core Catholic teaching that the Son of God took on human flesh in the person of Jesus Christ
dogma: A central truth of Revelation that Catholics are obliged to believe.
Who were the Docetists? What follows from their false concept about Jesus?
Docetism was a heresy teaching Jesus only SEEMED to be a man, a ghostly figure appearing to instruct us about the divine. This concept is a danger because it basically says He never died or resurrected either, leaving no hope for our resurrection and our belief in Him, either.
List one benefit of the incarnation for mankind.
provides a fullness of Divine Revelation, revealing to us God's love for us
Jesus was born with several names, list 2 of them.
Jesus bar Joseph, Jesus the Carpenter, Jesus of Nazareth
When was Jesus born?
What does "Bethlehem" mean?
house of bread
List the five ways we can meet Jesus today
1) Sacred Scripture
4) In others