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abandonment of faith
movement to restore the Church's unity
denial of essential truths
teaching authority of the Church
a concrete, outward, visible sign that is representative of itself
St augustine said that the holy spirit is the ___ of the Church, making it his dwelling place
The image of the CHurch as the _____ of GOd is rooted in the pre-Christian era of God's covenant with Israel
People of God
What are the three realities to which "church" refers today?
- Catholics who come together at the liturgy
- The local parish community
- universal community of believers
What is the Church's four part mission
- share the message
- live in community
- serve others
- worship the lord
What did god wish to show by making a covenant with the Israelites as a group rather than simply with an individual
God showed that he wished to sanctify and save not only individuals but all of his chosen people
What three crucial things does the Holy Spirit do for the Church
The spirit's presence builds up the Church by uniting believers to the saviour Lord Jesus, The spirit sanctifies its members and gives gifts to the various disciples.
What are the images of the Church
- People of God
- Body of Christ
- Temple of the Holy Spirit
What was jesus charged with
Jesus was charged with sedition, claiming to start a rebellion
Who wrote the acts of the apostles?
The author of the gospel of luke, Luke
Who was the first martyr
Why was the coucil of jerusalem called?
The problem was whether Gentils have to follow Jewish law or not. It was decided that they did not
Who are apologists
Apologists wrote to convince non Christians of the goodness of God. They played a role of converting early christians.