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The Complete Catholic Handbook

The Complete Catholic Handbook

Chapter 2

  1. What is Faith?
  2. Why must you believe whatever God has revealed?
  3. How are you to know what God has revealed?
  4. Who gave the Catholic Church divine authority to teach?

  1. What is Faith?
    Faith is a supernatural gift of God, which enables us to believe without doubting whatever God has revealed.

    Without doubting, etc. We must believe firmly all that God has made known to us. Firmness and entirety are the two qualities of faith. The denial of an article of faith by one who has professed the Christian religion is called heresy; to renounce or turn away from our religion is called apostasy; denying the existence of God is called infidelity.

  2. Why must you believe whatever God has revealed?
    I must believe whatever God has revealed because God is the very truth, and can neither deceive nor be deceived.

    The very truth. God is truth itself; He is all truth.

    Deceive. To cause a person to go wrong, or to try to make him believe that which is not true.

  3. How are you to know what God has revealed?
    I am to know what God has revealed by the testimony, teaching, and authority of the Catholic Church. Testimony. To bear proof or witness to anything, The Church tells us what she has been taught by our Lord.

    Authority. The power or right to do a thing.

  4. Who gave the Catholic Church divine authority to teach?
    Jesus Christ gave the Catholic Church divine authority to teach, when He said, ‘Go ye and teach all nations’. (Matthew 28:19)

    Next: The Apostle's Creed


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