Something we inherit through our mothers
A grasp of the doctrines of a a religion
Is completely our own work which we offer to God who, in return, gives us eternal life.
The free response of a person to the initiative of God who reveals Himself.
John the Baptist
Peter the Apostle after his confession Mt 16:16
Elijah on Mount Horeb
The conviction that God guarantees the truthfulness of what He has revealed.
The authority of God demanding we accept these truths.
God's gift now enable us, by the leap of faith, to believe that which, in fact, is false.
God has now taken over our reason.
The miracles of Jesus have provided undeniable proof of his magical powers.
We must have the supernatural virtue of faith.
We must persevere in our faith.
Once we know God in faith, our salvation is assured.
Our faith must show itself in good works.
A, b, and d.
We do not believe in the formula itself, but in those realities which they express. P. 42
The truths of faith and the truths of science can, and sometimes do, contradict each others.
Without faith, even leading a good and upright life will not suffice for us to obtain eternal life.
Faith offers a blessed assurance. SONG