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FAITH
CHAPTER
TWO

(Q) = QUESTION
(A) = ANSWER
(E) = EXPLANATION

9. (Q) What is Faith?

(A) Faith is a supernatural gift of God, which
enable us to believe without doubting whatever God has revealed.
(E) With faith we
believe whatever God has said. Abraham our father in faith demonstrated this
when he left his parent, relatives and country to an unknown land which God was
going to show him, when God ask him to do so. Even when Abraham did not know
where he was going then, he still left believing in God. Genesis 12v1-3. God
commanded  Abraham to sacrifice his only
son Isaac, Abraham did not refuse, because of his faith (believe in God), hope
in God, and love for God, he obeyed. His son Isaac ask Abraham where is the
lamb for the sacrifice, because Isaac did not know what was going on. And
Abraham said “God will provide” and indeed God provided a ram. Genesis 22v1-19.

10. (Q) Why must you believe what ever God
has revealed?

(A) I must believe what ever God has revealed
because God is the very truth, and can neither deceive nor be deceived.
(E) God himself is
truth. He reveals the truth to us for our own good, for we to know what next.
But how are we to know what God has reveal? See question, answer, and
explanation below.

11. How are we to know what God has reveal?

(A) I am to know what God has reveal by the
testimonies, teaching, and authority of the Catholic Church
(E) The Catholic
Church which is the parent of other churches, because it origin can be trace
back to the apostles of Jesus Christ. She has a divine mandate from Christ to
go and teach all nations. Testimonies and teaching of the church is divine as
well because Christ is the founder of the church when he said to Peter His
apostle in Matthew 16:18 (You are Peter and upon this rock I will build my
Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.)
Peter the
apostle of Jesus Christ is the first Pope of the Catholic church.

A
Brief about St Peter.

St. Peter was born in
Bethsaida, Galilee. He received from Jesus Christ the supreme pontifical power
to be transmitted to his successors, he instituted the first ecclesiastical
code and the recitation of the “Our Father”. Having been arrested, he insisted
on being crucified head downwards. Died 29 June 67. Coming soon History of the
Catholic Popes.

12. (Q) Who gave the Catholic Church divine
authority to teach?

  (A) Jesus Christ gave the Catholic Church divine authority to teach,
when he said “ Go ye and teach all nations”
(E) As seen above
Jesus has already confirmed peter, as the head, now after his Resurrection he
gave them this final instructions “ Go ye and teach all nations…………”
in Matthew 28:19 KJV

13. (Q) What are the chief things which God has
revealed?

(A) The chief things which God has revealed are
contained in the Apostles’ Creed.
(E) Most church
especially protestants do not have Creed (WHAT THEY BELIEVE AND WHAT THEIR
TEACHING ARE BASED ON). The Catholic Church has a Creed call “The Apostolic
Creed”.

THE
APOSTOLIC CREED

14. (Q) Say the Apostles’ Creed.

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator
of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord; who was
conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius
Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended in to hell; the third
day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven ; is seated at the right
hand of God the Father Almighty; from then he shall come to judge the living
and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit; the Holy Catholic Church; the
Communion of Saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and
life everlasting. Amen

(E) The Apostles’
Creed is divided into 12 parts as seen below

 

Each of this twelve
will be explain more in details. So keep up to date with further posts.Ref: Revised Edition, A Catechism of the Christian Doctrine,(1971).
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