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Why does Holy Mother Church affirm that the Old and New Testament are sacred and canonical? Which parts of the Scriptures are sacred and canonical?

The Old and New Testaments in their entirety, are sacred and canonical bc written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, they have God as their author and have been handed on as such to the Church herself.


Why, how, and what does God reveal?

They, as true authors, consigned to writing everything and only those things which He wanted.


What is the relationship between God and man?

speaks to us as friends


What is the goal for God and man's relationship?

invite and take into fellowship with Him


What is Jesus' role?

mediator and the fullness of revelation


**What is the purpose of Scripture and why is it inerrant?**

the books of scripture must be acknowledged as teaching solidly, faithfully, and without error that truth which God wanted put into sacred writings for the sake of salvation.


What is the purpose of the Old Testament?

to prepare for the coming of Christ, to announce this coming by prophecy, and to indicate its meaning. It reveals to all men the knowledge of God and of man and the ways in which God, just and merciful, deals with men.


what part of Sacred Scripture holds preeminence among all the Scriptures and why?

the Gospels have a special preeminence for they are the principal witness for the life and teaching of the incarnate Word, our savior.


What does it mean that we are called to an obedience of faith?

We are called to commit our whole self freely to God. This includes a full submission of our intellect and will to God, which leads to the Assent of Faith. we make an Act of Faith through the power of the Holy Spirit who precedes and assists.


define synod

collection of bishops from a specific area in the world, not an ecumenical council


What did the authors include in the Gospels about Jesus?

everything about salvation- what he did and taught


__________ has firmly and with absolute constancy held, and continues to hold, that the four Gospels just named, whose _________ the Church unhesitatingly asserts, faithfully hand on what Jesus Christ, while living among men, really did and taught for their _________ until the day He was taken up into heaven.

Holy Mother Church
historical character
eternal salvation


What did the Gospels tell about Jesus?

the honest truth


What did the authors of the Gospels have to select from when writing the Gospel?

things handed on by word of mouth or in writing


What did the authors do to the word of mouth or writing when conveying it in their own writing?

reduce some of it to a synthesis, explain some things in view of the situation of their churches and preserving theform of proclamation but always in such fashion that they told the honest truth about Jesus


What does the Gospel teach us?

it is the source of all saving truth and moral teaching


What are the 3 steps of writing a gospel?

Religious event is Christ
Oral tradition is apostles preaching it with the Holy Spirit
Written account is the Gospels


When was the Gospel proclaimed/first spoken of?

in the Old Testament: Genesis in Protoevangelium, immediately after the Fall. after this every prophet points to the Messiah


When was the Gospel proclaimed/first spoken of?

in the Old Testament: Genesis in Protoevangelium, immediately after the Fall. after this every prophet points to the Messiah


Why does the New Testament include the Acts of the Apostles, epistles of St. Paul, and other letters/writings?

They were written to establish churches in that city where the letter is addressed to; Paul's letters are the response to the questions those people had. These writings continued Christ's teaching, are divinely inspired, confirm matters which concern Christ, more fully state Christ's true teaching, the saving power of the divine work of Christ is preached, the story is told of the beginnings of the Church and its marvelous growth, and its glorious fulfillment is foretold.


What can we use to defend the faith?

Sacred Scripture and Tradition


What is the goal of the Scriptures?

to write about and share to the holiness of life and increase in faith through life, worship, and the Holy Spirit


How can you increase your faith?

scripture, apostolic succession, fullness of truth, and teaching office of the church


To increase faith through Scripture...

contemplate: think about what you did right or wrong in specific situations


the apostles were guided by

the Holy Spirit


What work together with the Holy Spirit and therefore are propelled by God?

Scripture and Apostolic Succession/tradition


define Magisterium

teaching office of the Church


the Magisterium is...

given to apostles
apostles experience, preach, write
not above scriptures


What is the relationship between Scripture, Tradition, and the Magisterium?

They all, through the power of the Holy Spirit, contribute effectively to the salvation of souls.