What is supernatural revelation?
Supernatural revelation is the
knowledge God discloses in a special
way about himself and his plans for
human salvation, beyond what we can
know of him by our natural reason.
It is found in Sacred Scripture and
•Began during the time of Adam
•Ended before the birth of Jesus.
•Prepared mankind for the grand
unfolding of the divine truth
which God has to make known
through Jesus Christ.
•God completed the public
revelation through Jesus
•Christ revealed to us all that
we have to know in order to
fulfil our destiny and to
achieve eternal union with
God. • Revelation ended with the
death of the last apostle, St.
John the Evangelist.
The entire Bible is
GOD is the principal
author of the Holy Bible.
GOD enlightened human
authors to write all
those things, and only
those things, that he
wished to be written.
Relates the History of
Made up of Maxims
The books of the
show man’s need
for God’s special
help and his desire
for a redeemer.
Luke, & John.
The Acts of the
James, John, &
Contains the life of Christ and his teachings,
centering on his Passion, death and
The book of the
generation of Jesus
Christ, the son of David,
the son of Abraham.
Abraham begat Isaac;
and Isaac begat Jacob;
and Jacob begat Judas
and his brethren; And
Judas begat Phares
and Zara of Thamar;
and Phares begat
Esrom; and Esrom
Tax Collector; Apostle
The beginning of the
gospel of Jesus Christ,
the Son of God.  As
it is written in Isaias
the prophet: Behold I
send my angel before
thy face, who shall
prepare the way
before thee.  A
voice of one crying in
the desert: Prepare ye
the way of the Lord,
make straight his
paths.  John was in
the desert baptizing,
and preaching the
baptism of penance,
unto remission of sins.
Jesus as a
5 In the days of King Herod of Judaea
a priest called Zechariah who
belonged to the Abijah section of the
priesthood, and he had a
wife, Elizabeth by name, who was a
descendant of Aaron.
6 Both were upright in the sight
of God and impeccably carried out all
the commandments and observances
of the Lord.
7 But they were
childless: Elizabeth was barren and
they were both advanced in years.
8 Now it happened that it was the
turn of his section to serve, and he
was exercising his priestly office
 In the beginning was the Word, and the
Word was with God, and the Word was God.
 The same was in the beginning with God.
 All things were made by him: and
without him was made nothing that was
made.  In him was life, and the life was
the light of men.  And the light shineth in
darkness, and the darkness did not
Fathers of the Church
Saintly writers of the first
centuries of the Christian era.
• Lived when the Church was in
• Lived a saintly life.
• His writings excel in the
explanation and defence of
• His writings must bear the seal
of the Churches approval.
Doctors of the Church
They are extolled by the Church not
primarily as witnesses of her faith
(as are the Fathers), but on account
of their brilliant exposition and
skilful defence of Catholic
• an eminent doctrine
• remarkable holiness of life
• declaration of the supreme
St. Jerome, St. Augustine, St. Gregory the Great, St. Ambrose
The Magisterium of the Church, assisted by the
Holy Spirit, has the role of preserving the deposit
of revelation, penetrating it more intimately, and
faithfully proclaiming and expounding it.
The teaching office of the Church was entrusted
by Christ to the Roman Pontiff and all the bishops
in union with him.
The Magisterium of the Church is her authoritative
The Church is the guardian and teacher of our faith.