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186. From the beginning, the apostolic Church expressed and handed on her faith in brief formulae normative for all.1But already very early on, the Church also wanted to gather the essential elements of her faith into organic and articulated summaries, intended especially for candidates for Baptism:

This synthesis of faith was not made to accord with human opinions, but rather what was of the greatest importance was gathered from all the Scriptures, to present the one teaching of the faith in its entirety. and just as the mustard seed contains a great number of branches in a tiny grain, so too this summary of faith encompassed in a few words the whole knowledge of the true religion contained in the Old and the New Testaments.2


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

160. What are charisms?

125. What is the “hell” into which Jesus descended?

54. How did God create the universe?

353. What forms of popular piety accompany the sacramental life of the Church?

374. How is a moral conscience formed to be upright and truthful?

480. What does the Lord ask of every person in regard to peace?

519. In what way do Christians participate in political and social life?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is the role of church leaders according to Ephesians 4:11-12?

What is the importance of courage in standing up for the truth, according to the Bible in Philemon 1:8-9?

What does the Bible say about loving and serving your brothers and sisters?

What is the importance of reading and studying God’s law and what example can we find in the story of Ezra?

The Importance of Hope in Lamentations: How Does It Sustain Us Through Adversity (Lamentations 3:25)?

Understanding God’s Wrath – Habakkuk 1:2-4

How can faith influence Christian behavior according to 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12?