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"By natural reason man can know God with certainty, on the basis of his works. But there is another order of knowledge, which man cannot possibly arrive at by his own powers: the order of divine revelation"
First Vatican Council, Dogmatic Constitution on the Catholic Faith (Dei Filius), no. 1870.
Divine Revelation enables us to learn about God's inner life and his loving plan to save us from sin and share in his divine life. The process of Revelation, which took centuries to unfold, reached its magnificent fulfillment in the person of Jesus Christ.
God reveals and draws human beings to himself out of love. By revealing himself, God wishes to make us capable of responding to him, and knowing him, and of loving him far beyond our own capacity.
Divine Revelation is transmitted through Apostolic Tradition and Sacred Scripture, which flow from the same divine wellspring and work together in unity toward the same goal.
PUZZLE CHALLENGE !
The first video used the analogy of a "book cipher" to help explain the concept of "Divine Revelation." Below, you will find a cross-word like cipher puzzle to solve. Although the instructions say to use the Catholic Connection Handbook, you will not need it. All the information you need to answer the questions and solve the puzzle can be found in the four videos you just watched. Simply fill-out the form with the answers and submit it! Good Luck!
Through the prophets God prepared the covenant people to look forward to the coming of the Messiah who would bring the salvation destined for all people.
Christ the Lord...commanded the apostles to preach the Gospel. In order that the full and living Gospel might always be preserved in the Church the apostles left bishops as their successors. They gave them their own positions of teaching authority.
In the last days, God "has spoken to us by a Son" (Heb 1:1-2). In his own unsurpassable Word, God has said everything. There will be no other word. "In giving us his Son, he spoke everything to us. He has no more to say" (St. John of the Cross).
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