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396. God created man in his image and established him in his friendship. A spiritual creature, man can live this friendship only in free submission to God. the prohibition against eating “of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil” spells this out: “for in the day that you eat of it, you shall die.” The “tree of the knowledge of good and evil” symbolically evokes the insurmountable limits that man, being a creature, must freely recognize and respect with trust. Man is dependent on his Creator, and subject to the laws of creation and to the moral norms that govern the use of freedom.


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

231. What is sacramental grace?

309. Is a confessor bound to secrecy?

266. Why is this sacrament called Chrismation or Confirmation?

65. What is the relationship between the work of creation and the work of redemption?

219. What place does the liturgy occupy in the life of the Church?

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

58. Why does God permit evil?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is the main message of Jonah’s story and how does it reveal God’s grace?

What can we learn about the theology of suffering from the story of Job described in Job 1:1-22?

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 importance of hospitality and caring for others: The generosity of Tobias and his wife Sara.

What is the divine nature of Jesus Christ, as described in Mark 1:1?

What do Daniel’s visions of the ram and the goat in Daniel 8 mean?

What is the spiritual battle mentioned in 2 Timothy 2:3-4, and how can a Christian fight it?