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Catechism of the Catholic Church

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  • PART ONE: THE PROFESSION OF FAITH
    • SECTION ONE "I BELIEVE" - "WE BELIEVE"
      • CHAPTER THREE MAN'S RESPONSE TO GOD
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CHAPTER THREE

MAN'S RESPONSE TO GOD

142 By his Revelation, "the invisible God, from the fullness of his love, addresses men as his friends, and moves among them, in order to invite and receive them into his own company."1 The adequate response to this invitation is faith.

143 By faith, man completely submits his intellect and his will to God.2 With his whole being man gives his assent to God the revealer. Sacred Scripture calls this human response to God, the author of revelation, "the obedience of faith".3




1 DV 2; cf. Col 1:15; I Tim 1:17; Ex 33:11; Jn 15:14-15; Bar 3:38 (Vulg.).


2 Cf. DV 5.


3 Cf. Rom 1:5; 16:26





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