Paragraph 1730

1730. God created man a rational being, conferring on him the dignity of a person who can initiate and control his own actions. “God willed that man should be ‘left in the hand of his own counsel,’ so that he might of his own accord seek his Creator and freely attain his full and blessed perfection by cleaving to him.”26

Man is rational and therefore like God; he is created with free will and is master over his acts.27


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

1. What is the plan of God for man?

78. After the first sin, what did God do?

488. What is chastity?

109. In the Kingdom, what authority did Jesus bestow upon his Apostles?

422. What is justification?

294. Why is the Eucharist a “pledge of future glory”?

547. Is there a prayer of Mary in the Gospel?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What does the Bible say about God’s judgment and justice?

What is the message behind the parable of the Pharisee and the Publican?

What is the teaching on leading humble servants in 3 John 1:1-4?

What is the importance of the parent-child relationship in the Christian family according to Ephesians 6:1-4?

What is the example of faith that the poor widow gives us in Luke 21:1-4?

The Beatitudes: Understanding Their Meaning and Importance (Matthew 5:3-11)

What is the message of Proverbs 6:6-11 about laziness and hard work?