Semester Exam

Theology II

Original Sin

- Before, humans were pure and with God

- When the serpent tricked Adam and Eve into eating from the tree of knowledge

- Was a sin of disobedience

- Gave sin, suffering, pain, death, and separation from God

- God has still not abandoned us

Word Became Flesh

- To make expiation for our sins, reconcile man with God, and restore human nature lost by sin done by Adam and Eve at Original Sin so Christ had to suffer to erase all of our sins

- To manifest the infinite depth of God's love but showing how much he loves us

- To offer a perfect model holiness by giving us a way to live through the bible

- To allow people to share in his divine life so that we can share in God's divine life

The Paschal Mystery

- Christ showing us how to be baptized

- Christ's first mericle at the wedding of Cana

- When Christ was in the desert for forty days and was tempted by the devil three times

- The last supper with his apostles giving us the sacrament o the Eucharist

- The agony in the garden when Christ drank the cup of our sins

- Christ suffering from the whipping, crown of thorns, and carrying of the cross

- Then his death on cross for us

- Descended to the dead to save their souls

- Resurrection to show defeat over death

- Ascension into heaven to be with his father

The Theological Virtues

- The ten commandments given to us by Moses as a way to live a holy life

- The Beatitudes, which describe moral life at its highest

- Faith gives us the ability to seek God's trues he has shown to us

- Hope gives us power to believe and trust in God

- Charity enables us to love God above all things

- Gifts of the holy spirit are put into our souls at baptism which are wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the lord


- Christ taught us how to pray by giving us the Our Father

- Prayer is how we talk to God with in a state of holiness

- Scripture can be a source of prayer by reading it then meditating on it then respond by praying and contemplating on it

- God answers all prayers but they might not always be "yes"

- Vocal prayer is praying using words

- Meditative prayer is used to better understand the life of Christ

- Contemplative prayer puts a person is the presence of God

- Some people don't pray because they think they have a lack of time, its a distraction, or they have spiritual dryness

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The Four Marks of the Church

- We recite the four marks of the church when we say the Nicene Creed: One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic

- One means we are all together or in unity with faith, worship, and leadership

- Holy is what we got from Christ through the holy spirit. This means the church is filled with God's grace that she sanctifies herself.

- The church is catholic in two ways. First, that she is whole which is what catholic means. Second, she receives authority from Christ to fulfill her mission

- The church is apostolic relating to the twelve apostles chosen by Christ. Since the apostles were assistants of Christ, they witness everything he did then gave it to the church through the bible

The Last Things

- The last thing is right when you die your soul gets judged by God then he decides whether you go to heaven, hell, or purgatory

- Particular judgement is when God decides to put into purgatory which is a state redemption and purification to receive the joy of heaven

- Heaven is an everlasting state with God

- Hell is total separation from God eternally and the only way to get there is to fully reject God

- We believe that the final judgement will happen when Christ comes again. This is called parousia and Christ will judge every soul on earth