Flashcards in Pesek Blessed Trinity Chapter 3 Deck (23)
Title by which Jesus referred to the First person of the Blessed Trinity. By our adoption into God's family, we too may call him Our Father.
Aramaic word for father that expresses affection and familiarity, roughly equivalent to "Dad" or "Daddy."
In terms of salvation, Baptism enables us to become adopted sons and daughters of God the Father.
Jesus' familial relationship, or "sonship," to God the Father.
God's bringing forth of the universe and all its inhabitants into being out of nothing. Creation is good but has been corrupted by sin.
The first man and our first father. Together with Eve, he committed the first sin (Original Sin). This Hebrew name can refer to this particular individual or to mankind in general.
God's work in keeping creation in order--- a task in which he invites us to participate.
Image and Likeness
A representation such as a statue or picture. Each person is made in the image of God; that is, he or she is like God insofar as having intelligence, free will, and the capacity to love.
The substance or substances that comprise a physical object. That part of a sacrament with which or to which something is done in order to confer; examples include water (Baptism), bread and wine (Eucharist), and chrism (Confirmation).
God's work in sustaining creation as part of the same act as creation itself. If God were to stop willing that creation exist, it would disappear.
God's work in providing what is needed for his creatures on earth, a task in which he invites our cooperation.
The first woman and our first mother. Eve was created from the rib of Adam, and thus woman is man's equal and complement. With Adam, she committed the first sin or Original Sin.
Name given to the first female human, Eve, because she was made "out of man."
From the Greek angelos, a translation of the Hebrew malak, meaning "messenger"; a spiritual, personal, and immortal creature, possessing intelligence amd free will, who glorifies God without ceasing and serves God as protector of and messenger to men.
A member of the Church--- the Mystical Body of Christ--- on earth, in Purgatory, or in Heaven. The Church may officially declare a member of the Church in Heaven to be a saint by canonization, adding him to the liturgical calendar and promoting his public veneration.
The prince of the fallen angles; the tempter, who rejected God and was banished from Heaven before the beginning of time. More generally, the term can refer to any demonic forces and influences.
An angel personally assigned by God to protect and intercede for every human being.
Adam and Eve's abuse of their human freedom in disobeying God's command. As a consequence, they lost the grace of original holiness and became subject to the law of death. Sin became universally present in the world, with every human being born into this condition. Original Sin separated mankind from God, darkened the human intellect, weakened the human will, and introduced into human nature an inclination toward sin.
The disordered state of human appetites or desires due to the temporal consequences of Original Sin. This situation remains even after Baptism and constitutes an inclination to sin. This is often used to refer to desires resulting from strong sensual urges or attachment to things of this world.
Communion of Saints
The unity in Christ of all the redeemed, those on earth and those who have died, and especially the unity of faith and charity through the Eucharist.
The scientific theory that species came to be as they are by a gradual process of change and development. Valid theories cannot contradict two facts: God created all matter, and the creation of human beings with an immortal soul is a special act of the divine Creator.
Spiritual perfection or purity arising from a likeness unto God, who is perfectly holy; sanctity; saintliness; sacredness; the free dedication of a Christian to the will of God and the participation in the life of grace, which is the perfection of charity.