Profession of Faith


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"

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