I. THE SACRAMENTS OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION
The sacraments of Christian initiation - Baptism, Confirmation, and
the Holy Eucharist - lay the foundations of every Christian life. "The sharing
in the divine nature given to men through the grace o
BASIC DEFINITION AND ORIGIN OF THE WORD CHURCH AND
ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CHURCH
- The Word Church can be defined in so many ways and yet, seem to
still be connected with each other.
- The word Church derives itself form t
JESUS: THE NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES
Every name is a symbol. More than being a title by which someone is
recognized, a name is a representation of its bearer. To praise a name is to
praise the person who bears it. We even go to the extent of equating name
CHRIST IN THE LIVES OF FILIPINO CATHOLICS
The Catechism for Filipino Catholics (CFC) describes the Filipino Catholic with the following
1. FAMILY ORIENTED
- We Filipinos draw our sense of self-identity from our families. Our families p
The seed is the Word of God.
Ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ. St Jerome
How was the bible formed ?
A. ACTUAL EVENTS
Refers to the actual experience of Gods people which they
interpreted as Gods intervention in histo
Traditional proofs of Gods existence
1) Existence of the world
2) Order and Harmony of the universe
3) Testimony of Conscience
Mans natural longing for God
There are many things that are beyond the capacity of reason. Confronted
VII. CREATION: A GLIMPSE OF GODS BEAUTY
GOD SPEAKS TO US THROUGH HIS CREATION.
Creation is the FIRST ACT OF GODS REVELATION.
Creation proves the existence of God.
Creation, being beautiful and good, tells us that the Person behind it is the source of al
REVELATION AND FAITH
Revelation Gods self-disclosure of Himself
God, in his desire to enter into a loving relationship with humanity, took the
initiative of introducing himself to us, and of communicating with us both through
natural and supernatural mean
Stand firm then, my brothers, to the TRADITIONS that we taught you, whether
by WORD OF MOUTH or by LETTER. - 2 Thessalonians 2:15
Etymology : From Latin tradere - to hand on; to pass
Tradition refers either to:
a) The CONTENT: that whic