|What is grace?||Grace is the goodness and strength of God operating in our lives.|
|What is sin?||Any action or inaction against God's will as determined by the Bible and by the Church.|
|What is the Bible? Who is the author? How is it divided?||The Bible is the inspired Word of God speaking to each of us.
The Bible has many human authors because it has many books, each with it's own author.
The bible is divided into two parts:
The Old Testament:
contains the history and traditions of the Chosen People (Jews) before the birth of Jesus.
The New Testament:
contains those books written after the coming of Jesus. They were written between 40 and 100 A.D. and they tell of the life of Jesus and the history of the early Church.
|What do we mean by the Acts of the Apostles?||The Acts of the Apostles is the fifth book of the New Testament, which records the early events of the Catholic Church under the direction of the Apostles (Church leaders).|
|Who were the only people conceived without original sin?||Jesus and Mary, His Mother|
|Who is the Pope?
Who is our present Pope?
|The Pope is the successor of Peter, whom Jesus appointed as leader
of the Church on earth.
Our present Pope is John Paul II.
|Study Guide||Grade 8||Religious Education||Parish|