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published: 11/29/13



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Catholic Catechisms: The Profession of Faith
Section 2: The Creeds
Chapter 1: I Believe in God the Father




I Believe in God the Father

PART ONE: THE PROFESSION OF FAITH

SECTION ONE "I BELIEVE" - "WE BELIEVE"

CHAPTER ONE: MAN'S CAPACITY FOR GOD
I. The Desire for God
II. Ways of Coming to Know God
III. The Knowledge of God According to the Church
IV. How Can We Speak about God?
IN BRIEF

CHAPTER TWO: GOD COMES TO MEET MAN
Article 1 THE REVELATION OF GOD
I. God Reveals His "Plan of Loving Goodness"
II. The Stages of Revelation
III. Christ Jesus -- "Mediator and Fullness of All Revelation"
IN BRIEF

Article 2 THE TRANSMISSION OF DIVINE REVELATION
I. The Apostolic Tradition
II. The Relationship Between Tradition and Sacred Scripture
III. The Interpretation of the Heritage of Faith
IN BRIEF

Article 3 SACRED SCRIPTURE
I. Christ - The Unique Word of Sacred Scripture
II. Inspiration and Truth of Sacred Scripture
III. The Holy Spirit, Interpreter of Scripture
IV. The Canon of Scripture
V. Sacred Scripture in the Life of the Church
IN BRIEF





CHAPTER THREE: MAN'S RESPONSE TO GOD
Article 1 I BELIEVE
I. The Obedience of Faith
II. "I Know Whom I Have Believed"
III. The Characteristics of Faith

Article 2 WE BELIEVE
I. "Lord, Look Upon the Faith of Your Church"
II. The Language of Faith
III. Only One Faith
IN BRIEF

The Credo

SECTION TWO: THE CREEDS

CHAPTER ONE: I BELIEVE IN GOD THE FATHER
Article 1 "I BELIEVE IN GOD THE FATHER ALMIGHTY, CREATOR OF HEAVEN AND EARTH"
Paragraph 1. I BELIEVE IN GOD
Paragraph 2. THE FATHER
Paragraph 3. THE ALMIGHTY
Paragraph 4. THE CREATOR
Paragraph 5. HEAVEN AND EARTH
Paragraph 6. MAN
Paragraph 7. THE FALL

CHAPTER TWO: I BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, THE ONLY SON OF GOD
Article 2 "AND IN JESUS CHRIST, HIS ONLY SON, OUR LORD"
I. Jesus
II. Christ
III. The Only Son of God
IV. Lord
IN BRIEF

Article 3 "HE WAS CONCEIVED BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, AND WAS BORN OF THE VIRGIN MARY"
Paragraph 1. THE SON OF GOD BECAME MAN
Paragraph 2. "CONCEIVED BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AND BORN OF THE VIRGIN MARY"
Paragraph 3. THE MYSTERIES OF CHRIST'S LIFE

Article 4 "JESUS CHRIST SUFFERED UNDER PONTIUS PILATE, WAS CRUCIFIED, DIED AND WAS BURIED"
Paragraph 1. JESUS AND ISRAEL
Paragraph 2. JESUS DIED CRUCIFIED
Paragraph 3. JESUS CHRIST WAS BURIED

Article 5 "HE DESCENDED INTO HELL. ON THE THIRD DAY HE ROSE AGAIN"
Paragraph 1. CHRIST DESCENDED INTO HELL
Paragraph 2. ON THE THIRD DAY HE ROSE FROM THE DEADArticle 6 "HE ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN AND IS SEATED AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER"
IN BRIEF

Article 7 "FROM THENCE HE WILL COME AGAlN TO JUDGE THE LIVING AND THE DEAD"
I. He Will Come Again in Glory
II. To Judge the Living and the Dead
IN BRIEF

CHAPTER THREE: I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
Article 8 "I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT"
I. The Joint Mission of the Son and the Spirit
II. The Name, Titles, and Symbols of the Holy Spirit
III. God's Spirit and Word in the Time of the Promises
IV. The Spirit of Christ in the Fullness of Time
V. The Spirit and the Church In the Last Days
IN BRIEF

Article 9 "I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH"
Paragraph 1. THE CHURCH IN GOD'S PLAN
Paragraph 2. THE CHURCH - PEOPLE OF GOD, BODY OF CHRIST, TEMPLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
Paragraph 3. THE CHURCH IS ONE, HOLY, CATHOLIC, AND APOSTOLIC
Paragraph 4. CHRIST'S FAITHFUL - HIERARCHY, LAITY, CONSECRATED LIFE
Paragraph 5. THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS
Paragraph 6. MARY - MOTHER OF CHRIST, MOTHER OF THE CHURCH

Article 10 "I BELIEVE IN THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS"
I. One Baptism for the Forgiveness of Sins
II. The Power of the Keys

Article 11 "I BELIEVE IN THE RESURRECTION OF THE BODY"
I. Christ's Resurrection and Ours
II. Dying in Christ Jesus
IN BRIEF

Article 12 "I BELIEVE IN LIFE EVERLASTING"
I. The Particular Judgment
II. Heaven
III. The Final Purification, or Purgatory
IV. Hell
V. The Last Judgment
VI. Hope of the New Heaven and the New Earth
IN BRIEF

"Amen"