07 jun 2013 sources of knowledge about jesus christ and salvation history
Sources of Faith Tradition Bible Magisterium
Thisrefers to the unwritten Words of God, handed down from the Apostles and kept inviolate through the centuries by the Magisterium (the Teaching Authority) of the Church. 3
Bible It is the written Word of God, through the instrumentality of the evangelists under the guidance and inspiration of the Holy Spirit. These writings were compiled and preserved by the Church founded by Christ. 4
The church’s teaching authority, instituted by Christ and guided by the Holy Spirit, which seeks to safeguard and explain the truths of the faith. 5
1900 BC THE PATRIARCHS: ABRAHAM AND ISAAC ( start of salvation history of the Chosen People) Faith Hagar / Ishmael
◦ Your descendants as the stars of the heaven and the sand which is on the seashore◦ Your descendants shall come out with great possessions◦ You shall be the father of many nations◦ For Abraham – Circumcision & Obey God’s command
You shall be my special possession Kingdom of Priest Holy nation I will be an enemy to your enemies A merciful and gracious God, slow to anger and rich in kindness and fidelity
The Lord promised David that his kingdom would endure and his throne would be established forever (2 Samuel 7:16). As a partial fulfillment of this promise, David and his descendants ruled Judah for over 400 years. Jesus Christ was a direct descendant of David and was the ultimate fulfillment of this promise (Acts 2:22-36).
Isaiah 52:13-53:12, 49:1-7, 42:1-9, 50:4-10 The Suffering and Exaltation of the Messiah, The Servants Mission and Calling, Israels Redeemer and a Light to the Nations, The Servants Obedience, Micah 5:2 A Promised Ruler From Bethlehem Isaiah 7:14, 9:6-7, 11:1-10 Messiahs birth to a virgin, The Sign of Immanuel, To Us a Child Is Born Zechariah 9:9, 12:10-13:1 The Coming of Zions King Daniel 7:13-14 The Exalted Son of Man Jeremiah 23:5, 31:31-34 The Messiah would be a descendant of King David, The New Covenant
Immaculate Conception Annunciation Visitation Birth of Jesus – Nativity Presentation at the temple Finding of Jesus in the Temple
Age 13 – 29 Life of Jesus is not recorded in the Bible. Luke 2:52 And Jesus advanced in wisdom and age and favor before God and man.
Baptism by John the Baptist Called his disciples Preaching, healing & perform miracles Commissioning of his Apostles Last Supper
Pray at Garden of Gethsemane Arrest & sentence to death Carry of the Cross Crucified & Died
After 3 days – His resurrection His last instruction to his apostles Go therefore , and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age” Matt. 28:19 - 20 Ascension The Coming of the Holy Spirit - Pentecost
Third Stage:•God acts in the world through the life ofChristians and the Church history of theActs of the Apostles, Epistles and theHistory of the Church.•It still continue even up to this time.•We as Christian have a role to perform!•We need to help the Church especially inits work of evangelization.