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The Complete Catholic Handbook

The Complete Catholic Handbook

Chapter 1

  1. Who made you?
  2. Why did God make you?
  3. To whose image and likeness did God make you?
  4. Is this likeness to God in your body, or in your soul?
  5. How is your soul like to God?
  6. What do you mean when you say that your soul is immortal?
  7. Of which must you take most care, of your body or of your soul?
  8. What must you do to save your soul?

  1. Who made you?
    God made me.

  2. Why did God make you?
    God made me to know Him, love Him, and serve Him in this world, and to be happy with Him for ever in the next.

    To know God. By hearing instructions, reading good books, knowing what He is, and what He has done for us.

    To love and serve God. By keeping His Commandments, and doing all we can to please Him.

  3. To whose image and likeness did God make you?
    God made me to His own image and likeness.

    Image. That which exactly represents anything.

    Likeness. That which resembles a thing, as a picture or a portrait.

  4. Is this likeness to God in your body, or in your soul?
    This likeness to God is chiefly in my soul.

  5. How is your soul like to God?
    My soul is like to God because it is a spirit, and is immortal.

    Spirit. An immaterial living being, having free-will and understanding, as God, the Angels, our souls. We cannot touch or see a spirit.

    Immortal. Not mortal, can never die. The soul has a twofold life:

    1. natural, which it receives at its creation and never loses;
    2. supernatural, or the grace of God, received in Baptism, lost by mortal sin, but regained by a worthy reception of the Sacrament of Penance, or by an act of perfect contrition.

  6. What do you mean when you say that your soul is immortal?
    When I say that my soul is immortal, I mean that my soul can never die.

  7. Of which must you take most care, of your body or of your soul?
    I must take most care of my soul: for Christ has said, ‘What does it profit a man if he gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his own soul?’ (Matt. 16:26)

    Profit. That which is for a person’s good.

    Suffer the loss, etc. To lose one’s soul and go to hell.

  8. What must you do to save your soul?
    To save my soul I must worship God by Faith, Hope, and Charity; that is, I must believe in Him, I must hope in Him, and I must love Him with my whole heart.

    Worship. To adore, as in the case of Almighty God: to honour or respect, as in the case of the Angels, or of the Saints.

    Faith. To believe: to have trust or confidence in what a person says. There are two kinds of faith:

    1. divine faith, which is relying on the word of God;
    2. human faith, which is relying on the testimony of man.

    Next: Chapter 2


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