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Arts and Humanities
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What is salvation history?
the pattern of specific events in human history in which God clearly reveals his presence and saving actions. Salvation was accomplished once and for all through Jesus Christ, a truth foreshadowed and revealed throughout the Old Testament
What is Divine Revelation?
God's self-communication through which he makes known the mystery of his divine plan. It is most fully realized in the Passion, death, Resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus Christ.
How is Divine Revelation connected to salvation history?
It's what it's all about
What does God want to enable us to do through divine revelation?
Enables us to share in his divine nature, the eternal life of God
Even though God reveals himself through divine revelation, what can we never do regarding God?
Fully grasp him
Prayer is the voice of human being to God. What is divine revelation in regard to prayer?
The voice of God to man
What is God trying to do through divine revelation?
Get our attention and attract our souls
What does God want us to know through divine revelation?
Truth, beauty, goodness, and peace, which can only be found in Jesus Christ
When did salvation history begin?
With out first parents, Adam and Eve
To what did God invite our first parents?
Intimate communion with himself and clothed them with resplendent grace and justice (sanctifying grace)
What is Original Sin?
Two things: 1) the sin of the first human beings, which caused them to loose holiness and to become subject to death; 2) the fallen state of human nature that affects every person born into the world.
What did God do for Adam and Eve when they turned away from him?
He remained faithful to them and promised them salvation and offered them a covenant
How does salvation history continue with Noah?
He gives him instructions on how to build an ark that will save him and his family from disaster
God makes a covenant with Noah. What is a covenant?
A solemn agreement between human beings or between God and a human being in which mutual commitments are made.
Abraham is a patriarch of Israel. What is a patriarch?
The father leader of a tribe, clean or tradition.
How does salvation history continue with Abraham?
God appears to him in a vision and promises him descendants more numerous than the stars.
How does salvation history continue with Moses and Exodus?
He frees the Israelites from Egyptian slavery and gives them the law at Mt. Sinai, which is summarized in the Ten Commandments.
When the Israelites were unfaithful to the covenant at Mt. Sinai, God sent prophets to them. Who were the prophets?
A person God chooses to speak his message of salvation. In the Bible, primarily a communicator of a divine message of repentance to the Chosen People, not necessarily a person who predicted the future.
What is wisdom literature?
The Old Testament books of Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, Sirach, and the Wisdom Solomon.
What is the purpose of wisdom literature?
Speaks of a God who intervenes and discloses himself in the events of people's lives.
Where does the personification of wisdom find its realization?
In Jesus Christ, the Son of God
What do the Scriptures mean when they refer to Jesus as the Son of God?
He has a unique relationship with God the Father, and he is God himself
Jesus Christ is the Fathers one, perfect, and unsurpassable Word. What does this mean?
In Jesus, the Father has said everything; there will be no other word than this one.
All salvation history, as contained in the Sacred Scriptures, speaks one single word. Who is this?
God himself, the Second Divine Person of the Trinity. all of the Scriptures speak of him.
God is a Trinity. What is the Trinity?
Refers to the central mystery of the Christian faith that God exists as a communion of three distinct and interrelated divine persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It is a mystery that is inaccessible to human reason alone and is known through Divine Revelation only.
What do we see in the life of Jesus?
The glory of God
From what can Jesus, the Word, free us?
All the enslaves us and takes away our freedom.
What did Jesus Christ command the apostles do?
To tell people and nations what they heard and seen regarding the salvation of God.
What did he entrust to the Apostles?
the gift of the Holy Spirit
Why did God entrust the Apostles with the gift of the Holy Spirit?
To empower them authentically to teach and interpret the sacred truths revealed through his teachings and actions
The Apostles obeyed Jesus' command through Sacred Tradition. What is Sacred Tradition?
Refers to the of passing on the Gospel message. It began with oral communication of the Gospel by the Apostles, was written down in the Scriptures, and is interpreted by the Magisterium under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
The authority (to teach and govern the church) of the original Apostles is passed on through Apostolic Succession. What is Apostolic Succession?
The uninterrpreted passing on of apostolic preaching and authority from the Apostles directly to all the bishops. It is accomplished through the laying on of the hands when a bishop is ordained in the Sacrament of holy Orders as instituted by Christ.
How are the bishops able to fulfill their mission, which is given to them by Christ, to teach and govern the Church?
They are guided by the Holy Spirit.
What is Sacred Scripture?
the inspired, written Word of God
What is Sacred Scriptures relationship to Sacred Tradition?
They make up a single sacred deposit of the Word of God.
What is the Deposit of Faith?
The heritage of faith contained in Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition. It has been passed on from the time of the Apostles. The Magisterium takes from it all that it teaches as revealed truth.
What is the Magisterium?
The Church;s living teaching office, which consists of all bishops, in communion with the Pope.
What is dogma?
Teachings recognized as central to Church teaching, defines by the Magisterium and accorded the fullest weight and authority.
Why do Catholics have beliefs and practices that are not in the Bible?
Because the Bible itself does not communicate everything God reveals through Sacred Tradition.
What does Tradition help us to do?
Understand the Scriptures.
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