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Chapter 1- The Original State of Man; Original Sin and its Consequences

Of all visible creatures only man is "able to know and love his creator." He is "the only creature on earth that God has willed for its own sake," and he alone is called to share, by knowledge and love , in God's own life. It was for this end that he was created, and this is the fundamental reason for his dignity. The consequences of original sin were immediate. Adam and Eve lost their state of original holiness and justice well as their friendship with God; they were consequently expelled from the Garden of Eden. They also lost the ability to live forever.

Chapter 3- The Word Became Flesh

To make expiation for sins, reconcile man with God, and restore human nature lost by sin.

To manifest the infinite depth of God's love.

To offer a model of holiness.

To allow people to share in his divine life.

Chapter 4- The Paschal Mystery

From the earliest Christian era, the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ have been called the Paschal Mystery. It relates to original sin because he is trying to save us by dying on the cross for our sins.

Chapter 6- The Theological Virtues

Faith, Hope, and Charity. A virtue is an habitual and firm disposition to do the good. It allows the person not only to perform good acts, but to give the best of himself. The virtuous person tends toward the good with all his sensory and spiritual powers; he pursues the good and chooses it in concrete actions. The goal of a virtuous life is to become like God.

Chapter 7- Prayer: How We Communicate With God

We can communicate with God through prayer but sometimes we have distractions like lack of time, distraction, and spiritual dryness. You can also communicate with God through meditation or any form of prayer.

Chapter 5- The Four Marks of the Church

One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic. One or unity, of the church primarily refers to the establishment of one church by Jesus Christ and oneness of the church's teaching and ministry. Holy, The holiness of the church comes directly from Christ and consists in a direct participation in his life achieved through his redemption. Catholic is from the Greek universal. The Kingdom of God proclaimed by Jesus Christ is universal. Apostolic, The apostolicity of the church refers to her having been founded on the Apostles.

Chapter 7- The last Things

Death, Judgment, Heaven, Hell. Heaven is the state of eternal communion with God, the perfect life with the Most Holy Trinity. Judgment those who are in a state of grace are assured of eternal life with God in Heaven. Hell is a state of eternal self-exclusion from communion with God and the blessed in Heaven. To die in mortal sin without repenting and accepting God's merciful love means remaining separated from him for ever by our own free choice. Death when your soul leaves your body and you go to heaven or hell. Parousia is an ancient Greek word meaning presence, arrival , or official visit. Parousia is the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. Parousia, the end time, and the Second Coming of Christ.