Paragraph 2572

2572. As a final stage in the purification of his faith, Abraham, “who had received the promises,”13is asked to sacrifice the son God had given him. Abraham’s faith does not weaken (“God himself will provide the lamb for a burnt offering.”), for he “considered that God was able to raise men even from the dead.”14and so the father of believers is conformed to the likeness of the Father who will not spare his own Son but wiLl deliver him up for us all.15Prayer restores man to God’s likeness and enables him to share in the power of God’s love that saves the multitude.16


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

528. What is forbidden by the ninth commandment?

421. Where does one find the New Law?

165. In what way is the Church holy?

283. What is the meaning of transubstantiation?

440. Why does the Decalogue enjoin serious obligations?

564. How are the saints guides for prayer?

41. In what way is God the truth?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

The story of Daniel in the lions’ den (Daniel 6)

Moses’ Leadership: What do Moses’ life and example teach us about leadership, faith, and obedience to God? (Numbers 12)

What is meant by the statement that the love of God is revealed in Christ, as mentioned in 2 Timothy 1:9?

How does Esther’s story tell the Jewish people’s story of redemption?

What is the message of Abdias 1:11 about Edom’s injustice and oppression of the weak?

What is the importance of gratitude and contentment according to the book of Ecclesiastes?

Joseph’s story: How did God use Joseph’s story to fulfill his purposes?