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297. Scripture bears witness to faith in creation “out of nothing” as a truth full of promise and hope. Thus the mother of seven sons encourages them for martyrdom:

I do not know how you came into being in my womb. It was not I who gave you life and breath, nor I who set in order the elements within each of you. Therefore the Creator of the world, who shaped the beginning of man and devised the origin of all things, will in his mercy give life and breath back to you again, since you now forget yourselves for the sake of his laws. . . Look at the heaven and the earth and see everything that is in them, and recognize that God did not make them out of things that existed. Thus also mankind comes into being.

Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

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419. What place does the Old Law have in the plan of salvation?

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

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Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

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What is the importance of persevering in the faith, according to 2 John 1:8?

What is God’s sovereignty and how does it relate to human freedom, as described in 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12?

What is the role of divine providence in the lives of the faithful? Can we find examples of this in the book of Tobias?

The Tower of Babel: What Does This Story Teach Us About God’s Sovereignty? (Genesis 11:1-9)

How are God’s justice and mercy revealed in Isaiah? (Isaiah 58:1-14)

What does “giving thanks in all circumstances” mean in 1 Thessalonians 5:18?