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What does it mean when we know something?
it means we are absolutely certain that something will happen.
If we say that we believe or have faith in something, what does it mean?
we are putting trust in our past experiences or in someone else.
What are the four qualities of faith? Explain them.
Reasonable- faith always seeks understanding
Certain- faith rests in God's word, God can't lie
Communal- Faith happens in a community
Free- God doesn't force us to believe
Professed- we express it with our words and actions
What are the 2 truths taught to us by the Genesis writers about humans?
1. We are made in God's image
2. We have an immortal soul.
What did God create man in (know exact quote)
"God created man in his image; in the divine image he created him; male and female he created them"
What does the phrase "in God's image" tell us?
1. God creatded Adam and Eve- as his friends
2. that human being were created with intellect and will. We are intelligent being who can think/choose
What is it necessary for us to accept?
what we find in scripture, together with the findings of science
What is sanctifying grace?
a participation in the very life of God that brings us into an intimate and permanent relationship with the B.T.
what is original sin?
the rejection of God by our first parents, resulting in the loss of sanctifying grace.
What do we mean when we say we are born with original sin?
We mean we are born without sanctifying grace. We have an emptiness and absence of grace. We must be baptized ASAP
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