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Overview of the Bible & Introduction to Salvation History
Notes September 16, 2015 Document #: TX001072 Notes = Write it down Background = Dont write it down Notes Overview of the Bible
Old Testament This is the name given to the 46 books which make up the first part of the Bible and record salvation history prior to the coming of the Savior, Jesus Christ. A. Many Protestant Bibles have only 39 Books in the Old Testament
Background A.Many Protestant Bibles have only 39 Books in the Old Testament B.Other Protestant Bibles contain the additional 7, referring to them as deuterocanonical Notes Catholics rely on the Greek version of the Old Testament for their Bible, while Protestants tend to rely on a Hebrew version. Background It is called the Old Testament because it relates Gods teaching and actions prior to the coming of Jesus Christ, who is the fullness of Revelation. It also focuses on the covenant God made with the Jewish people, which is called the Old Covenant to distinguish it from the New Covenant made by Jesus Christ. Background The Old Testament contains the Pentateuch, the Historical books, the Wisdom books, and the Prophetic books. Notes New Testament This is the name given to those 27 Books which compose the second part of the Bible and which focus on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and some writings of the early Church. Background The New Testament is composed of the Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, the Epistles or Letters, and the Book of Revelation Notes Unity of the Old Testament and the New Testament
The Old Testament is the New Testament concealed (hidden) The New Testament is the Old Testament revealed (shown fully) Notes: What is salvation history?
Notes:Begin this presentation by inviting students to share their response to this question. After several students have answered, explain that this presentation will explore salvation history, the transmission of Divine Revelation, and the role of the Magisterium. Notes - What Is Salvation History?
Salvation history is the pattern of events in human history in which God clearly reveals his presence and saving actions. Gods saving hand has been at work in and through human history. Notes:Explain the following points to the students, stressing the role of the Trinity in salvation history. Image in public domain Background What Is Salvation History?
All human history is salvation history; by that we mean that the one true GodFather, Son, and Holy Spirithas been present and active in the lives of his people since the beginning of time. What are examples from Scripture of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit being present and active in the lives of Gods people? Image in public domain Notes:It is important that GodFather, Son, and Holy Spirithas been present and active throughout all of history in the lives of his people. God continues to be present and active in the lives of his people. Background What Is Salvation History?
In the unfolding of salvation history, God invites us into communion with the blessed Trinity. Divine Revelation culminates in Jesus Christ. How do you experience the Three Persons of the Trinity? Image in public domain Background - Scripture and Salvation History
Salvation history, as written about in the Scriptures, reveals Gods love for his people. Every time we read or hear the Word of God, we are led ever deeper into the mystery and wonder of God. How have you experienced the mystery and wonder of God in the Scriptures? What story in the Scriptures most tells you about Gods love? Background - Salvation History in the Old Testament
God invited our first parents, Adam and Eve, into intimate communion with him when he created them. Although God revealed his will and plan to Adam, Eve, Abraham, and Moses, humanitys inclination to sin stood in the way of Gods plan. Adam and Eve Abraham Moses Images - The Crosiers/Gene Plaisted, OSC Background - Salvation History in the Old Testament
The Israelites continued to turn away from the Covenant and the Law over and over. In response, God revealed himself to the prophets, men like Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel. God remains faithful to the Covenant even when the people of Israel do not. What do you know about the scriptural prophets? Background - Jesus Christ: The Fullness of All Revelation
Jesus Christ fully reveals God to us. The Gospel of John uses the Greek word Logos (translated in English as Word) for Jesus Christ. Because the Word (Jesus Christ) is God, we read about the Word in the Old Testament even before he becomes human as described in the New Testament. In the life of Jesus Christ, we see the glory of God. In studying the life of Jesus Christ, who reveals the New Covenant, we come to know the fullness of salvation. Notes - The Transmission of Divine Revelation
Jesus Christ, the fullness of Divine Revelation, commanded and entrusted the Apostles to herald to all people and all nations what they had heard and seen regarding the salvation of God. This handing on, or transmission, of the truths Jesus Christ taught is known as Sacred Tradition and will continue under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, to all generations, until Christ returns in glory (CCC, 96). Image in public domain Notes - The Transmission of Divine Revelation
Once the time had come to finish their work on this earth, the Apostles chose their successors, who are given the title bishop. To these successors the Apostles passed on the authority to teach and interpret the Scriptures and Tradition. This process is known as Apostolic Succession. Image in public domain Notes - Unbroken Line of Popes
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_popes Saint Peter was the First Pope of the Catholic Church Pope Francis is the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church The termpope(Latin:papa"father") Notes - The Transmission of Divine Revelation
These two pillars, the written, inspired Word of God and the living transmission of the Word of God, communicate effectively the whole of Gods Revelation. Neither pillar can be understood without the other. Whole ofGods Revelation Neither can be understood without the other. Scripture Tradition Notes - The Transmission of Divine Revelation
The Deposit of Faith, the heritage of faith contained in the Sacred Scriptures and Tradition, unites all of the People of God with their religious leaders and the early Apostles. How does the Deposit of Faith unite Gods People with religious leaders and the early Apostles? Notes - The Transmission of Divine Revelation
The bishops, in communion with the Pope, are called the Magisterium of the Church. They are servants to the written words of the Scriptures and the transmission of the truth in Tradition. Because they are servants, Christ charges the Pope and bishops with the authentic interpretation and teaching of all that has been handed down. The Magisterium, rooted in its teaching authority and moved by the Holy Spirit, defines the central teachings of the Catholic Church, known as dogma. How do you see the Magisterium acting as servants to Sacred Scripture and Tradition? Review: The Book of Genesis

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