+God’s Holy :bible1: Word presents . . . both . . . our . . . Living Wonderful God . . . and . . . man . . . before . . . his fall in the garden when he walked and talked in all holiness with his Creator and his **God **. . . and . . . after . . . as man in his fallen darkened sinful state of separation from God . . . as realities to study and learn about . . .
The “Charlie” spoken of in the orignal post seems to still be living . . . asorbed essentially . . . in the latter state . . . that of a man living . . . in his awareness state . . . still in a fallen sinful state of separation from God . . . without any awareness or vision of . . . Jesus . . . **the Blessed Christ of God **. . . our Saviour and Redeemer . . . anywhere in his life . . .
For such a . . . truly forlorn soul . . . who appears to be consciously living separated from . . . and without an awareness of . . . our **Wonderful God’s Presence ** in his life . . . perhaps one could prayerfully recommend that he study and read . . . portion by portion . . . . the Gospel of John in **Sacred Scripture **. . . wherein the LORD reveals Himself to us all as;
saith unto him,
the Way, the Truth,
and the Life:
no man cometh unto the Father,
but by Me.”
- John 14:6
And since “Charlie” doesn’t seem to understand the precious gift from God . . . which is life here on this earth . . . a simplified excellent treatise on the meaning of this extraordinary gift of life from God is contained for us in the . . . Baltimore Catechism . . . a portion of which is quoted below . . . which portion of this Catechism I absolutely treasure. It’s so marvelous for both students and the teachers since it is in the exceptionally **user friendly **“question and answer” format . . .
[INDENT]The Purpose of Man’s Existence
Lesson 1 from the Baltimore Cathechism
1. Who made us?
God made us.
:bible1: In the beginning, God created heaven and earth. (Genesis 1:1)
2. Who is God?
God is the Supreme Being, infinitely perfect, who made all things and keeps them in existence.
:bible1: In him we live and move and have our being. (Acts 17:28)
3. Why did God make us?
God made us to show forth His goodness and to share with us His everlasting happiness in heaven.
:bible1: Eye has not seen nor ear heard, nor has it entered into the heart of man, what things God has prepared for those who love him. (I Corinthians 2:9)
4. What must we do to gain the happiness of heaven?
To gain the happiness of heaven we must KNOW, LOVE, and SERVE God in this world.
:bible1: Lay not up to yourselves treasures on earth; where the rust and moth consume and where thieves break through and steal. But lay up to yourselves treasures in heaven; where neither the rust nor moth doth consume, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. (Matthew 6:19-20)
5. From whom do we learn to KNOW, LOVE and SERVE God?
We learn to KNOW, LOVE, and SERVE God from Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who teaches us through the Catholic Church.
:bible1:* I ***have come a light into the world that whoever believes in Me may not remain in darkness. (John 12:46)
**6. Where do we find the chief truths taught by ***Jesus Christ *****through the Catholic Church?
We find the chief truths taught by ***Jesus Christ ***through the Catholic Church in the Apostles’ Creed.
:bible1: He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me. (Luke 10:16)
7. Say the Apostles’ Creed.
(continued next post)[/INDENT]
[RIGHT]. . . all for Jesus+