What we learned in the 1st semester
Chapters from The Mystery of Redemption & from The Church
Chapters From The Mystery of Redemption & From The Church
Chapter 1- The Original State of Man; Original Sin and its consequences
Chapter 3- The Word Became Flesh
Chapter 4- The Paschal Mystery
Chapter 6- The Theological virtues
Chapter 7- Payer: How We Communicate With God
Chapter 5- The Four Marks of The Church
Chapter 7- The Last Things (Death, Judgement, Heaven, Hell, Purgatory, Parousia)
The Original State of Man; Original Sin and its Consequences
The Consequences of Original Sin were immediate. Adam and Eve lost their holiness and their friendship with God. Now the human intellect is clouded and incapable of fully understanding God's Laws.
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
What does it really mean "The Word Became Flesh"?
It means that God created a son to save the people and His name was Jesus and He is God and God is Jesus, and Jesus died for our sins.
The Theological Virtues
FAITH: elevates the natural intellect and moves the will so a person can assent to the truths supernaturally revealed by God and put those truth into practice.
HOPE: gives the mind and will the power to trust God will give all the means necessary to achieve everlasting life
CHARITY: enables a person to love God above all things and his neighbor as him/herself with the love of Christ
LOVE: God calls us to love evreyone just as he loves us
All these Virtues help people be more Christ like.
Prayer: How We Communicate With God
The Four Marks of The Church
The Church is One: The Church is unique and there are no others like it. Just as we believe there is one God and not multiple we believe that Jesus made one Church and not multiple.
The Church is Holy: The Church receives her holiness from Christ through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Christ sanctifies the church and fills her with his grace so much that she becomes sanctifying herself.
The Church is Catholic: The word "Catholic" means universal which is exactly what Jesus wants for us. He wants everyone to participate in His Church and grow in their faith while praising God.
The Church is Apostolic: This mark mainly relates to Christ's choice of having Twelve Apostles. The Church is called Apostolic because she is founded on the Apostles on a threefold sense.