THEOLOGY II 1st SEMESTER EXAM
Learn About Christianity
Chapter 1- The Original State of Man
The Consequences of Original Sin
Chapter 3- The Word Became Flesh (four reasons)
It is important to ask ourselves how important sin is. When you sin you will always offend someone. Just as in Original Sin, God was the offended party. Original Sin showed God an act of rejection to his love and goodness. Human beings could never repair the damage caused by Adam and Eve. The only sacrifice able to repair the rift with man and God is infinite value.
The Word Became Flesh to Manifest God's Love
When Adam and Eve sinned God did not give up on them but to come up with a plan for redemption. To show how much God loved people he became man. God showed his love for man so people would follow him out of love and not fear. God overcame the burden and suffering for the sins of all people.
The Word Became Flesh to Offer a Model of Holiness
The life and words of Christ can be a source of inspiration for every human. By the life of Christ we see how God gave each of us the potential to achieve greatness. Christian tradition developed two important methods of mental prayer: meditation and contemplation.
The Word Became Flesh to Allow a Share in Divine Life
Christ became man because he wanted to experience his own divine life. The Gospels call us to share in Gods divine life through the power of the Holy Spirit. Christ instituted the Seven Sacraments as the reason of receiving his sanctifying grace.