1st Semester Exam
The Original State of Man
Original Sin and its Consequences
The Word Became Flesh
1. The Word became flesh for us in order to save us by reconciling with God. He sent his Son to save us from sin and become the Savior of the world. God loves us so much for this.
2. The Word became flesh so that thus we might know God's love. We can know more about how God is and his love for the world through his Son Jesus.
3. The Word became flesh to be our model of holiness. We as humans can be like Jesus to guide us to the right path to heaven. We can be in union with God in his kingdom and love him forever.
4. The Word became flesh to make us partakers of the divine nature. This is why the Word became man. The Son of God became man so that we human beings can be just like God.
The Paschal Mystery
The Theological Virtues
1. Faith- belief in God, and the truth of His revelation as well as obedience for Him. The disciple of Christ must not only keep the faith and live on it, but profess it to those who do not believe.
2. Hope- expectation of and desire of receiving; refraining from despair capability of not giving up. The belief that God will be eternally present in every human's life and never giving up on His love.
3. Charity- We love God above all things for his own sake, and our neighbors as ourselves for the love of God. The giving of God's love to others who are not on the path to righteousness.
The Four Marks of the Church
The Last Things
1. Heaven- a person enjoys the immediate vision of God as he or she becomes like him in glory. It is a perfect state of happiness because you are completely purified from your sins.
2. Purgatory- a person is in the state of being purified. The souls are no farther from God than when on earth. They are certain to go to heaven but their punishment is the delay to see God.
3. Hell- a person who dies in mortal sin without asking God for forgiveness because of his or her free choice. The souls in Hell suffer the loss of eternal communion with God and also punishments according to the sins committed on earth.