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Scripture: Chapter 1 Quiz: God's Desire for Us; Our Desire for God
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the human individual, mad in the image of god; not some thing but someone, a unity of spirit and matter, soul and body, capable of knowledge, self-possession, and freedom, who can enter into communion with other persons and with God. The human person needs to live in society.
the subject of human consciousness and freedom; and body together form one unique nature.
our god given power and ability to know what is good and true. It enable us to come to know God through creation and to know and understand the order that God wills among things.
the book that contains the truth of God's revelation and that were composed by human authors inspired by the Holy Spirit. 46 books of Old testament and 26 in New.
The proper name for the Third divine person the holy trinity; the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the son, and who with the father and the son is adorn and glorified.
The act which the enternal God gave a beginning to all that exists outside of himself. Creation also refers to the created universe or totality of what exists, as often expressed by the formula '
the forgiveness of sins and restoration of friendship with God, which can be done by God alone.
god is this. God-father, son and the holy spirit, out of love for us created the world out of nothing , wanting to share divine life and love with us.
In Scripture, the Sabbath was the seventh day of the week that people of Ancient Isreal were to keep holy by praising God for the creation and the covenant and by resting from their ordinary work. for Christians, the observation of the Sabbath has been transferred to Sunday, The Lords Resurrection.
Same used synonymously for Sunday , the day of the Lord Jesus' resurection
the new dispensation, established by God in Jesus Christ, to succeed and perfect the old covenant. perfection here in earth of the divine law, natural and revealed, called a law of love grace and freedom.
The one true God, eternal, infinite, unchangeable, incomprehensible and almighty, in the divine persons: the father, The son and the holy spirit.
The opposite or absence of good. one form of evil, Physical evil, is a result of the 'state of journeying' toward its ultimate perfection in which god created the world, involving the existence of the less perfect alongside the more perfect, the constructive and destructive forces of nature, the appearance and disappearance of certain beings. Moral evil, however, results from the free choices to sin which angels and men have; it is permitted by God, Who knows how to derive good from it, in order to respect the freedom of his creatures. The entire revelation of Gods goodnesses in Christ is a response to the existence of evil. The devil is called the Evil one.
'Sin is an offense against God as well as against reason, truth , and right conscience' in which a person freely and knowingly choose evil over good. Sin involves a serious lack of effort in meeting duties and responsibilities to God, to others and to oneself. Sins are mortal or venial. Mortal sin is 'When we consciously and freely choose to do something grave against the divine law and contrary to our final destiny'. Venial sin is a less serious offense. See also social sin.
The personal sin of disobedience committed by the first human beings, resulting in the deprivation of original holiness and justice and the experience of suffering and death.
Biblical revelation about the reality of sin in human history. The biblical story begins with the original sin freely committed by the first human beings. This primal event is narrated in figurative language in the Books of Genisis, Which describes this sin as a 'fall' from God's friendship and grace, which they had received from god not only for themselves but for the whole human race. In the 'fall' of angles, Scripture and Church traditions see the emergence of Satan and the 'devil'; the 'fall' of these angelic spirits was due to their freely chosen rejection of God and his reign.
Son of God
The second divine person of the holy trinity. 'The title "Son of God" signifies his relationship with God his Father;he is only son of the Father; he is god himself. To be a Christian, one must believe that
Jesus Christ is the son of God.
both a gift of god and a human act by which the believer gives personal adherence to God and freely assents to the whole truth that God has revealed.
Image of god
we are all made in the image and likeness of God
the raising of ones mind and heart to God in thanksgiving and in praise of his glory. It can also include the requesting of good things from God. It is an act by which one enters into an awareness of a loving communion with god. it is the response of faith to the free promise of salvation and also a response of Love to the thirst of the only son of God.
summarized it in this way: 'The Glory of God is the human person fully alive'
The story of St. Augustine of Hippo
Augustine was born in north Africa in Ad 354. As a young man he lived a wild life and had little time for god or the teaching of Christianity. He followed his ever want and sampled all the pleasure that came his way. He was the despair of his mother, Monica who prayed continuously for his conversion to the way of Jesus christ.
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