Wednesday, August 13, 2008

From the Baltimore Catechism (1-7)

1. Who made us?
God made us.

2. Who is God?
God is the Supreme Being who made all things.

3. Why did God make us?
God made us to show forth His goodness and to share with us His everlasting happiness
in heaven.

4. What must we do to gain happiness in heaven?
To gain the happiness in heaven we must know, love, and serve God in this world.

5. From who do we learn to know , love and serve God?
We learn to know, love, and serve God from Jesus Christ, the son of God, who teaches us
through the Catholic Church.

(The Church is the flock of Christ. In this flock we follow the Good Shepherd. We listen to Him teaching us what to do)

6. Where do we findthe cheif truths taught by Jesus Christ through the Catholic Church?
We find the cheif truths taught by Jesus Christ through the Catholic Church in the Apostles' Creed.

(It is called the "Apostles' Creed" because in it are all the chief truths which Christ taught His Apostles.)

7. Say the Apostles' Creed.
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, His only Son, Our Lord;
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate,
crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell; the third day He arose again from the
dead; He ascended into heaven, from sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty;
from thence 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.
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