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Question Resources

  • What is the first sentence in Holy Scripture?

The first sentence in Holy Scripture is: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”(Catechism of the Catholic Church 279)

  • What does it mean that God creates out of nothing?

That God creates out of nothing means that He needs no pre-existent thing or any help in order to create, nor is creation any sort of necessary flowing-out from the divine substance. The creation out of nothing is called in Latin: creátio ex níhilo. (Catechism of the Catholic Church 296)

  • What does the expression “heaven and earth” mean in the Bible?

The expression “heaven and earth” means in the Bible creation in its entirety. (Catechism of the Catholic Church 326)

  • What does “earth” mean in the Bible?

“Earth” means in the Bible the world of men. (Catechism of the Catholic Church 326)
 

  • What does “heaven” mean in the Bible?

“Heaven” means in the Bible:
1. The firmament.
2. The place of God where we hope to be one day.
3. The place where the angels and saints already are.

(Catechism of the Catholic Church 326)
 

  • Where has God shown forth His almighty power most mysteriously?

God has shown forth His almighty power most mysteriously through the Cross and Resurrection.

(Catechism of the Catholic Church 272)