4 Salvation History Read together on page 18. Old Testament: points to the coming of ChristNew Testament: relates the coming of ChristIt is Christ’s story.It puts everything, all time and events, in relation to Christ.
5 Is the Bible a book of stories? The people in the Bible were real people.It is not a collection of fairy tales.It is an account of real events that are the history of our Faith.
6 Divine Revelation Sacred Scripture: The Word of God written down. Public Revelation ended with the death of the last apostle. It contains that which is necessary for salvation.Sacred Tradition:The entirety of the Word of God.Private revelation still occurs – God speaks to individuals to guide them on the path to heaven.
7 The Creed It is the summary of salvation history. It helps us to read the Scripture correctly.It puts the truth of our Faith into words that may be hard to find in the Bible.Let us say the Creed together. It is on page 175 in your text.
8 History and Divine Revelation How did God reveal himself?Who were the first keepers of revelation?How was god’s revelation to the Jews recorded?What is God’s greatest revelation?What did Jesus do? How did he preserve and fulfill revelation?Who are the “safe keepers” of revelation today?Of what does revelation consist?
9 History and Divine Revelation How did God reveal himself?God revealed himself through the Jews of the Old Testament and later in the life of Jesus which is handed on to us in the teachings of the Church.Who were the first keepers of revelation?The first keepers of revelation were the Jewish people.How was God’s revelation to the Jews recorded?God’s revelation to the Jews was recorded in what we now call the Old Testament.What is God’s greatest revelation?God’s greatest revelation is his only Son, Jesus Christ.What did Jesus do? How did he preserve and fulfill revelation?Jesus taught the people about God and founded a Church.Who are the “safe-keepers” of revelation today?The Church is the safe-keeper of revelation today.Of what does revelation consist?Revelation consists of Scripture and Tradition.