Paragraph 2260

2260. The covenant between God and mankind is interwoven with reminders of God’s gift of human life and man’s murderous violence:

For your lifeblood I will surely require a reckoning…. Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for God made man in his own image.59

The Old Testament always considered blood a sacred sign of life.60This teaching remains necessary for all time.


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

301. What forms does penance take in the Christian life?

395. When does one commit a mortal sin?

234. Who celebrates the heavenly liturgy?

72. What was the original condition of the human person according to the plan of God?

27. What does it mean in practice for a person to believe in God?

87. In what way is Jesus Christ true God and true man?

84. What is the meaning of the title “Lord”?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is the cyclicality of Israel’s history and how is it portrayed in Judges 3-16?

What does 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 teach us about generosity and prosperity?

What does the statement “God so loved the world that he gave his son” in John 3:16 mean?

What was the story of King Amon’s violent death and rebellion in 2 Kings 21-22?

How do the Psalms teach us to be more sensitive to God’s presence (Psalm 139:1-4)?

Jacob’s Wrestle with God: What is the significance of this story for us today?

What is the story of the healing of the bleeding woman in Mark 5:25-34?