Why not clapping his hands or snapping his fingers?
Covenants are a lifelong relationship. On the cross God offers himself in the person of his only begotten Son for our redemption.
Only death can usher us out of an old covenant and into a new covenant.
Crucifixion is the greatest moment of love the world has ever seen.
Signs of our redemption.
Vale of the temple torn in two.
Josephus records the gate collapses.
Darkness and an earthquake.
d. How is what Christ did through his Passion and Resurrection applied to us?
Christ’s death and resurrection allows sanctifying grace or our ability to share in the life of God.
This grace is given to us through the Sacramental Economy.
It is what enables us to be Holy.
Example: ship on water.
Pre-figured in Ezekiel 36
Called the “Sacramental Economy”
e. How does the Catholic view of Salvation differ from the Protestant view?
For Catholics salvation = sonship / daughtership.
Through grace we actually become holy and worthy of being called children of God.
1 st John 3:1 “See what love the Father has given us that we should be called children of God, yet so we are.”
2nd Peter 1:4 "by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, that through these you may escape from corruption that is in the world because of passion, and become partakers of the divine nature."