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Conceptual key: Faith
Fragment of documents linked to the Social Doctrine of the Church to understand the nature of faith.

Fragment of documents linked to the Social Doctrine of the Church to understand the nature of faith.


Author: C.L. Rossetti | Source: Vatican.va



Conceptual key: Faith 

Fragment of documents linked to the Social Doctrine of the Church to understand the nature of faith. 

By: C.L. Rossetti | Source: Vatican.va 

Is the response of the human person to the divine revelation communicated through → evangelization. 

It consists in accepting Jesus Christ crucified and resurrected as a principle of salvation, of redemption and justification. (cf. Rm and Ga, passim). It raises the invocation of the name of Jesus and a whole living in Christ, which implies a supernatural knowledge of God: "Only God knows God entirely" (cf. CIC 152). "The Mystery of the Holy Trinity is the central mystery of faith and the Christian life. Only God can give it to know by revealing himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit" (CIC 261).  "´No one can say, Jesus is the Lord! but with the Holy Spirit ´ (1 Co 12.3).



God has sent to our hearts the Spirit of his Son who cries out: Abbà, Father! ´ (Ga 4.6). This knowledge of faith is not possible but in the Holy Spirit. To come into contact with Christ, it is necessary first to be attracted by the Holy Spirit. He is the one who precedes and awakens in us the faith. Through Baptism, the first sacrament of faith, life, which has its source in the Father and is offered to us in the Son, we are intimately and personally communicated by the Holy Spirit in the Church"  (CIC 683). Faith is also the beginning of eternal life in us (St. Thomas), as it infuses knowledge of invisible realities (cf. Hb 11.2) and above all, anticipates filial communion eschatological with God in the Spirit of Christ






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