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Religion IV: Chapter 1: Preliminary Notions
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refers to the standards by which we judge our actions to good or evil, and moral law is the phrase used to describe the objective standards authored by God and taught by church authority.
remove obstacles to our union with God on earth in order to go to Heaven
temperance, fortitude, justice, prudence
what are the four cardinal virtues
helps control evil desires and use rightly the things that please our senses
gives us the strength to do God's will in the midst of trials and difficulties
makes us render to each one his due
makes us see what we should do and what we should avoid in order to save our souls, as well as choose the best means to reach Heaven
faith, hope, charity
what are the 3 theological virtues
virtue by which we firmly believe on the word of God, all of the truths he has revealed
is the virtue by which we firmly trust that God will give us eternal happiness in Heaven, and the means to obtain it
the virtue by which we love God above all things for his own sake, and our neighbors as ourselves for the love of God
a supernatural gift of God bestowed on us through the merits of Jesus for our salvation
like a conversation God initiates the dialogue, but if there is no response there can be no faith
Jesus says, "He who__ in me, will also do the ___ I do."
Christian, soul, moral
____ morality transforms first the ____, and then the ____ appearance.
Heart, evil thoughts, desires, affections, grave sins, bad action
The ___ must be kept free from ___, ___, and ____, for they can cause ___ and lead to _____.
senses, control, desire, sin
The ___ must be kept under ___ sense sins begin as a ___, even if sinful desires do not ultimately lead to ___
____ morality encompasses the ____ of the person.
a help from God to do good and avoid evil.
the religion of those who follow the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
God's call to persons to follow his will.
the power to do God's will
a moral system that denies God and views humanity as the highest form of existence.
where the chrisitan life is forged
to know, love and serve God
a share in God's divine life
a habitual and firm disposition to do good.
gospels, divine grace
The ethical requirements of the ___ can only be followed with the aid of ___-
a morality founded in Christ's love with teachings and guidelines to assist moral life
sins of omission
are failing to do what is known to be good, right, or required
the science which responds to human sciences, accepts divine revelation, and examines divine revelation
is participation in the life of grace and free dedication to God's will
One concept that distinguishes Christianity from other moralities is the necessity of God's ___ for ____
moral theology, make it to heaven
the final goal for each person, according to ______, is to ______
who does original sin affect?
Christian- religious bases
secular- no religious bases
how do christian ethics differ from secular ethics
Christianity, God, love
___ finds its beginning and end, in ___, who is _____
moving steadily against difficulties
is Christianity a religious morality?
Actual grace- a help from God to do good and avoid evil.
Sanctifying Grace- a share in God's divine life
what is the difference of sanctifying and actual grace
In ___ we receive sacramental graces to begin a new life in the Holy Spirit
promote an awareness of the value of personal integrity
all choices to commit sin reduce or limit ___ and lead to ___ to sin
dispositions, good or evil
____ to do ___ or ___ repeat themselves as a direct result of habits already formed
single acts, habits and attitudes
a person commits ___, but such acts are the result of previous ___ and _____
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