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Before the Fall, The Fall, The Promise of a Savior, Jesus as the Fulfillment of a Promise, Mission and Destination
What are the stages of salvation?
The progressive unfolding of God's plan to save the human race from sin and death after the Fall.
This plan gives true meaning to the entire history of the world.
The desire of God for man, woman and all creation to be united with Him in eternity.
True or False?
Salvation is offered freely.
Because salvation is offered freely, human has a role to accept and realize this eternal destiny through Moral exercise of ________ and Moral exercise of ________.
Moral Exercise of Freedom
This means that we can be united with God only by freely choosing to love Him. It is out of our free will to love God. It is of our own accord. It is of our own desire to love God. We are neither forced to love God nor is God forced to love us.
Moral Exercise of Responsibility
This means that a person cannot be united with God unless he commits himself to God's will. To be united with God is to love him through following his commandments. The commandment to love God and our neighbor.
Before the Fall
The beginning. This stage of salvation history is when God created everything that came to exist.
This is the grace for human to share in the divine life of God. As long as human remains in this divine intimacy, one would not have to suffer or to die (Gen 2:15).
This means the inner harmony of the human person. Furthermore, this means the harmony between man and woman, the harmony between man and all creation. In this state, human possesses mastery of self, unimpaired and ordered in his whole being.
After The Fall
The Bible tells us in a quite dramatic way that Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit which eventually led them away from the Garden of Eden. This stage represents their sin as "turning away from God."
Adam and Eve's sin, turning away from God, consequently results in the loss of the __________ of humans.
This is the consequence of sin.
Promise of a Savior
In this stage of salvation history, God, out of His great love desires to forgive us, gives us a second chance, and wants that His creatures will be with him in eternity. While humans repeatedly committed sin, God on the other hand, offered forgiveness unconditionally.
Jesus the Fulfillment of the Promise
In this stage of salvation history, in the fullness of time God sent His son. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a woman named, Mary. We are saved through the Paschal Mystery of Christ: The Passion, Death and Resurrection of Christ.
This is a liberation from one state to another, i.e. from bondage to freedom; an act by which change happens.
Salvation and Redemption as Liberation
In this stage, humanity is redeemed from sin and from the state of eternal death.
True or False?
Salvation is offered for all people. This is not only for a selected few, or a particular religion, or for a particular people.
In the time of _______, the Jewish people became slaves of the Pharaoh in Egypt.
In the time of ______, God freed the Jewish people from slavery and was given a land named Canaan.
Jesus and the Pharisees
In the time of __________, the Pharisees, defenders of the moral order, criticize Jesus and his disciples for plucking grain on the Sabbath, a technical violation of Sabbath rules.
In the time of Moses, God freed the Jewish people from ______.
This is the stage we are in now.
This stage is the continuation of the mission of Jesus Christ. While we are saved, our ultimate destiny to be with God depends on how we respond to the offer of salvation.
This is the transfiguration of the world: New Heaven and New Earth.
In this stage, the form of this world, deformed by sin, passes away, and we will all be with God who created us.
Dignitates Humanae, Gaudium et Sepes
What are the two encyclicals that are applicable to the relationship between the church and the state?
The two foundations on the right to freedom are the ________ foundation and the _______ foundation.
This comes from the mandate of Christ to preach the Gospel and to observe His commandments.