Simple Catechism Lesson on Faith, Hope and Charity

What must you do to save your soul?
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To save my soul I must worship God by Faith, Hope and Charity; that is, I must believe in Him, I must hope in Him, and I must love Him with my whole heart.
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FAITH
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What is faith?
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Faith is a supernatural gift of God, which enables us to believe without doubting whatever God has revealed.
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Why must you believe whatever God has revealed?
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I must believe whatever God has revealed because God is the very truth, and can neither deceive nor be deceived.
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How are you to know what God has revealed?
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I am to know what God has revealed by the testimony, teaching, and authority of the Catholic Church.
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Who gave the Catholic Church divine authority to teach?
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Jesus Christ gave the Catholic Church divine authority to teach, when He said, ‘Go therefore, make disciples of all the nations’. (Matt. 28:19)
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HOPE 
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Will Faith alone save us?
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Faith alone will not save us without good works; we must also have Hope and Charity.
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What is Hope?
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Hope is a supernatural gift of God, by which we firmly trust that God will give us eternal life and all means necessary to obtain it, if we do what He requires of us.
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Why must we hope in God?
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We must hope in God because He is infinitely good, infinitely powerful, and faithful to His promises.
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Can we do any good work of ourselves towards our salvation?
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We can do no good work of ourselves towards our salvation; we need the help of God’s grace.
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What is Grace?
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Grace is a supernatural gift of God, freely bestowed upon us for our sanctification and salvation.
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How must we obtain God’s grace?
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We must obtain God’s grace chiefly by prayer and the holy Sacraments.
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CHARITY
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What is Charity?
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Charity is a supernatural gift of God by which we love God above all things, and our neighbour as ourselves for God’s sake.
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Why must we love God?
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We must love God because He is infinitely good in himself and infinitely good to us.
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How do we show that we love God?
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We show that we love God by keeping His commandments: for Christ says: ‘If you love me, keep my commandments’. (John 14:15: Matt. 19:16-19.. Rom. 13..9-10)

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