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Unformatted text preview: you have from God, and that you are not your own?” 10. God the Father, God the Holy Spirit and angels are persons without bodies while human beings are
persons with bodies. God the Son, Jesus Christ became a man, and therefore had a human body. (This is
called the hypostatic union in which Jesus, a Divine Person with a divine nature took on a human nature).
For the human person, it is the body through which we come to express our love and our feelings.
(CCC 468, 480-483)
11. God created Adam and Eve in His image and likeness. He created Adam and Eve and the whole human
race to know, love and serve Him so that we can be united with Him both here and forever in Heaven.
Adam and Eve were united with God through sanctifying grace within their souls – a participation in
God’s Divine Life. (CCC, 362-366, 356-357, 374-376, 1934)
Creation by God: God created us in His image and likeness. This means that He
created us with an intellect, a will with freedom to choose good or evil and He created us to be in
communion with other persons and most especially Himself. This is the foundation of our dignity. God
created Adam and Eve in His likeness. This means that Adam and Eve were united with God through
sanctifying grace within their souls. Adam and Eve lost this likeness through the loss of sanctifying grace
as a result of the original sin. God sent a Savior, Jesus Christ, to reunite us with Himself. Christ instituted
the seven Sacraments and it is through the Sacraments that we receive sanctifying grace, a share in Gods
life. This is how we are united with Christ. Further, it is through cooperation with God’s grace that we
grow in His likeness.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
John 14:23 “Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit.”
We are to treat our own bodies and the bodies of others with respect.
“Jesus answered, “Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father
will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him.” 12. God gave Adam and Eve everything they needed to live with Him forever. But they disobeyed God,
which we call the Original Sin. Through the Original Sin, Adam and Eve became separated from God
through the loss of sanctifying grace. God still loved them and promised that He would send a Savior to
reunite us with God. God showed His love to His people by entering into covenants with them. A
covenant is a sacred family bond: “He will be our God and we will be His people.”
2 Samuel 7:13
Luke 22: 14-20 God added, “This is the sign that I am giving for all ages to come, of the
Covenant between Me and you…I set My bow in the clouds…”
“I also establish My Covenant with you…I will take you for my people
and I will be your God.”
God said to David, “Your house and your kingdom shall endure forever
before Me; your throne shall stand firm forever.”
Jesus said, “This cup is the new covenant in My Blood, which will be shed
for you.” 13. Jesus is God. Jesus was bo...
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