The Mystery of Redemption
Theology 2 First Semester
The Promise is Fulfilled in Christ
Reasons the Word Became Flesh
*Manifest God's love- Even though Adam and Eve went against him , God did not stop loving them instead he planned to fix what happened and prove his infinite love by becoming man. God sent Jesus to suffer on the cross to show us how serious sin is and to show us how much he loves us.
*Offer a model of holiness- By coming into the world to show people their true spiritual and more calling. He shows us the dignity of the human person. Jesus is the perfect example of how to conquer temptation of Satan, the world, and the flesh. Christ also gave us the Beatitudes to as a model of how to reach spiritual greatness.
*Allow a share in Divine life- Christ gave us the seven sacraments to cleanse us of our sins, we become apart of the church, and we become a temple of the holy spirit.Through Baptism we share in Christ's life. We needs God's grace in order to be like Christ.
Jesus carried the cross to Golgotha or the place of skulls. Where he was to be crucified. He suffered all for us to be saved
Jesus was hung on the cross, where he dies to save us from our sins. He gave up his life, so that we could have eternal life
Jesus rises from the dead three days after his death in a gloried state. He visited his disciples and promised them that the holy spirit would come down on them.
Hope- Confident expectation that God will give us what we need in life .
Charity- Loving God and above all things and people. Love your neighbor as yourself.
The four marks of the Church
Holy- The Church's holiness come solely from God, because Jesus instituted the Church, the church is holy.
Catholic- The church is universal and we are one, The church is Catholic because she is whole and complete.
Apostolic- The church is Apostolic because Jesus selected 12 men to be his followers, and they are the foundation of the church.
The Last Things
*Heaven- state of everlasting life with God.
*Hell- If we choose to not love God or to sin all the time we will be separated from God forever.
*Purgatory- state of purification form venial sins so that souls can be purified fully in order to enter Heaven .