Thursday, June 22, 2017

Catechism Lessons - 13


ST. PETER'S SQUARE, 1945


INDEX TO OTHER LESSONS


On The Unity & Trinity of God.


Is there but one God?
Yes; there is but one God. 
"There is no God but one." I Cor. 8:4.
"One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in all." Eph. 4:6.

Why can there be but one God?
There can be but one God because God, being supreme and infinite, cannot have an equal.
What means "God is supreme and infinite?"
"God is supreme and infinite" means that He is highest in power and authority, and there are no limits to His perfections.

How many persons are there in God?
In God there are three Divine Persons, really distinct, and equal in all things―the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. 
What means "three Divine Persons, really distinct?"
The "three Divine Persons, really distinct" means that the Father is not the Son, the Son is not the Holy Ghost, and the Holy Ghost is neither the Father nor the Son.
"There are three who give testimony in heaven; the Father, the Word (or the Son), and the Holy Ghost; and these three are one." I John 5:7.


Advanced Catechism of Catholic Faith and Practice, 1922.


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