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Define - Divine Revelation God's making himself known to us.
Bible Written record of God's Revelation and his relationship with his people.
Tradition The Revelation of the Good News of Jesus Christ as lived out in the Church, past and present.
Magisterium The living, teaching office of the Church. It interprets both Scripture and Tradition.
Divine inspirations The special guidance that the Holy Spirit gave to the human writers of the Bible.
The Bible is the ____ of God. Word
We learn about God's relationship with the people in Israel in The Old Testament
How does God reveal himself to us? Through his mighty deeds and by his interactions with his people throughout time.
Define reveal To make known
Define Blessed Trinity Three Persons in One God. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Define oral tradition. Passing on memories/stories about someone by verbally sharing that information with the next generation.
Who guided the authors of the bible as they were writing it? The Holy Spirit.
How many books does the Old Testament have? 46.
How many books does the New Testament have? 27
Define covenant. A covenant is an agreement between God and his people.
Why did the biblical writers use symbols? To tell a realistic story and at the same time to give the deeper meaning of the story.
Define Free will The freedom and ability to choose.
____ is the source of all life. God
Define Genesis Beginning
Why is it appropriate for Genesis to be the first book of the Bible? Genesis=beginning=first
In the first story of creation, how were humans created? They were created in the image and likeness of God.
What did God do/say after he finished creating our world? He looked at everything he had made and he found it very good.
List God's attributes or characteristics -God is eternal -God is all-powerful -God is all-knowing -God is ever-present
Define human dignity The value and worth that comes from being made in God's image and likeness.
Define conscience. The ability to know the difference between good and evil, right and wrong.
In the second story of creation, how were humans created? God created humans by taking a lump of clay from the earth and using it to form the body of the first man. Then he blew into his nostrils the breath of life. Woman - God took a rib from man while he slept.
In the second story of creation, the breath of life that God blew into man's nostrils was our ___? Soul
Define soul The invisible spiritual reality that makes each of us human.
Define steward. A person who is given both the authority over what he or she cares for and the responsibility for seeing that it lives and grows.
Define sin A thought, word, deed, or omission against God's law.
Define original sin. The first sin that weakened human nature and brought ignorance, suffering, and death into the world; we all suffer from its effects.
God created ___ as the high point of creation. Humanity
Friendship with God depends on complete trust in him and on following _________. His will for us
Who calls each of us to be responsible for the earth and all the living things in it? God calls us.
In the stories of creation in the book of Genesis what did we find out was God's greatest creation? Humanity
The effect of ______ is that that weakened human nature and was passed on to all humanity. Original Sin.
Which prophet described the person who would free humanity from sin as the suffering servant? Isaiah.
Define gospels. Gospel is the Good News of Jesus' life and teachings are presented.
Which prophet spoke to the people on God's behalf and reminded them of the way God wanted them to live? Isaiah
What does the story of the tower of Babel symbolize? It symbolizes the separation among different groups of people and humans' resistance to God's will
God promised to send a Savior who would restore ___ with God. Humanity's friendship.
What important religious truth was revealed in the story of Noah? God's forgiveness and love, and humanity's goodness, can overcome all evil.
Which story teaches us about the sacredness of human life? The story of Cain and Abel.
Define patriarch. A father, or founder, of a clan, a group of related families.
Who are some patriarchs that we have read about? Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph.
Define matriarchs. Important women in God's family.
Who are some matriarchs that we have read about? Sarah. Rebekah, Rachel, and Leah
Where was Canaan located? Canaan was an area in western Palestine that included most of present-day Israel.
Who did God ask to leave his homeland and journey to Canaan, a land God promised to give him and his descendants? He asked Abraham
Define faith Faith is a gift from God that enables us to believe in him and accept all that he has revealed.
Define providence God's plan for and protection of all creation
In the story of Joseph, the fulfillment of dream symbolizes God's ___. Providence
Who was able to life out the covenant because of his special characteristic of determination, or perseverance? Jacob
What did Jacob trade with Esau for his inheritance? A bowl of lentil stew.
What dream did Joseph interpret for the king? (pharaoh) That famine was coming.
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