The Story of Christianity
Theology 2; First Semester Exam
In The Beginning...
The Word Became Flesh
Why The Word Became Flesh:
The Paschal Mystery
Saved us from our sins through his suffering
Accused and killed by his own people.He was not released (released murderer instead). He experienced scourging at the pillar. Went the way of the Cross.
Died on a Cross. Humiliated and beaten. He felt all alone. He died after 3 hours.
The stone was moved. Angels were waiting. He visited his disciples. He gave the Holy Spirit. He was in a glorified form.
He rose, body and soul, into heaven. He was witnessed by his disciples.
We are saved from all sin. We can now enter Heaven.
It is believing in God and all he has revealed to us. It elevates our minds and our way of thinking
It is the desire for the kingdom of heaven. It allows us to trust in God.
We freely love God above all things and our neighbor as ourselves. It enables us to give to the less fortunate without sorrow.
Vocal Prayer - Simple conversation with God . You Can use common prayers like the Our Father your own words
Meditative Prayer - Attempting to learn God's will or to better understand a theological truth. You can use Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition, or a spiritual writing.
Contemplative Prayer - simply abiding or resting in God's presence.
Blessing and Adoration - Gives praise to God.
Petition - Makes a request.
Intersession - Praying on behalf of someone else.
Thanksgiving - Gives thanks to God and shows him gratitude
Praise - Gives God glory because he is God.
Contrition - Showing that you are sorry for your sins
Four Marks Of The Curch
Holy - The Church receives her Holiness through the Holy Spirit. The Church is filled so much with Grace that it itself becomes holy, even with its unholy members.
Catholic - The Church is global. The Church is open to all.
Apostolic - The Church's foundation is the twelve apostles. Also She teaches the teachings of the apostles and she holds the successors of the Apostles, the bishops.
The Last Things
Judgement - God will judge us all when we die and will decide, based on our actions on Earth, whether we will go to Heaven, Hell, or Purgatory.
Heaven - Eternal, glorious union with God.
Hell - Eternal, painful separation from God