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TermDefinition
Atheism Denial of the existence of God
Catholic From Greek, "universal," or "general." The Christian community that is open to all people everywhere at all times.
Chosen People The descendants of Israel (also called Jacob.) In this covenant, the Israelites promised to worship YHWH & He would be their God.
Christ Greek term for "Messiah." It means "the anointed one."
Church The Body of Christ, that is, the community of God's People who profess faith in the Risen Lord Jesus & love & serve others through the Holy Spirit.
Covenant The open-ended agreement of love between God and human beings. Testament also translates to covenant.
Gospel A term meaning "Good News." It refers to Jesus' own preaching, preaching about Jesus the Savior & the four Scripture-inspired versions (Mt., Mk., Lk., Jn.)
Magisterium The official teaching office of the Church. The bishops in communion w/the successor of Peter, the Bishop of Rome (Pope.)
Monotheism Describes religions that believe there is only one God. (Christianity, Judaism & Islam)
Paschal Mystery The saving love of God most fully revealed in the life & especially the Passion, Death, Resurrection and Ascension of his Son, Jesus Christ.
Polytheism The belief, in opposition to Christian doctrine, that there are many gods.
Religion The relationship between God and humans that results in a body of beliefs & a set of practices: creed, cult, code. Worship & service to God.
Resurrection Jesus' rising from the dead three days after He was buried in a tomb. Belief in this is essential to Christian faith.
Revelation The way God communicates knowledge of himself to humankind, a self-communication realized by His words & actions over time, most fully by sending His divine Son, Jesus Christ.
Salvation The extension of God's forgiveness, grace and healing to the world through Jesus Christ in the Holy Spirit.
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