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Transcript of THEOLOGY
Greek work - "LOGOS"
study of GOD and his relationship with man and the world studied through use of reason and enlighten by faith
- message or news
proclaming the good news through out the world
the method of deepening once faith
It's our response to God's revelation
The fulness of GOD's revelation is .....
- Believing in GOD
believing in GOD revealed by Jesus
Catholic Christian Faith
believing that christ reveals GOD to us in and through the Catholic Church
Faith is REASONABLE
God has given humankind the ability of reasoning. people are morally wise in making decisions and a straight thinker when it comes to everyday duties. People are expected to be responsible for they possess rational thinking.
FAITH IS CERTAIN
Faith does not strike people in an instant. Faith may enter a person gradually but it is certain. Getting it takes quite some time, for you need time to reflect, but it is guaranteed.
FAITH IS COMMUNAL
a community shares their genuine faith, the stronger it becomes. The more people with burning faith inside, the more solid a community becomes and along with it, their faith gets stronger and stronger.
FAITH IS FREE
humankind is gifted with freedom; basically anyone has their liberty to choose who or what to believe in. However, being free is not doing what you want but doing the right thing.
FAITH IS PROFESSED
Faith demands to be shared in words, actions, good deeds. Declaring faith and influencing others would inevitably lead to building a strong community.
The Acts of the Second Plenary Council of the Philippines (PCP-II)
CHRISTIAN FAITH MEANS
"To know, to love, and to follow Christ in the Church he founded"
Total and Absolute
patterned after Christ’s complete surrender to the will of the Father.
recognizing that god is not a solitary person but a community of love, and Christ is our entry point to his community
Loving, Maturing, and
not stagnant but dynamic, and this dynamism is manifested in growing knowledge of Christ and in imitation of his example of selfless service
Informed and Communitarian
believing all the words and teachings of Jesus and that these words and teachings are safeguarded for us by the Christian community, the Church.
manifested in the affairs of daily life especially in human relationships.
5 ways of St. Thomas Aquainas
The Argument From Motion
Nothing can move itself. This simply means nothing can move God. If every object in motion had a mover, then the first object in motion needed a mover. Same as to if every human had a superior controller, then the first human also needed a superior controller. This first mover is the Unmoved Mover, called God.
Causation Of Existence
There is a creator that created us, the people. And this is God. God is not a creation, but was there since who knows when. God is endless, thus creating endless human beings. Therefore, there must be an uncaused first cause called God.
Contingent beings are caused and not every being can be contingent. There must exist a being which is necessary to cause contingent beings, this necessary being is God.
The Agrument From Degrees And Pefection
St. Thomas formulated this Way from a very interesting observation about the qualities of things. For example, one is beautiful than the other but not perfectly beautiful. This means that humans cannot attain the meaning of perfection, but only God is attaining the true meaning of perfection.
The Agrument From Intelligent Design
In this final way of St. Thomas, he refers to God as an “Intelligent designer”. He talks about how the universe, the planets, stars, sun, humans, and animals are made for an exact purpose for each life. They were made for a natural balance in nature’s harmony.