RCIA CLASS 2 - THE VIRTUE OF FAITH

I. "Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." Heb. 11:1.

C. There is a natural idea of faith as a part of human relationships.

D. Faith is both believing and intelligent.


II. Thus, God gives us both reason and faith, both the learning of the ages and Revelation, whose interpretation is guided by the Church.

III. Faith is given by grace, especially in baptism, and naturally leads especially to the practices of prayer, sacrifice, and a loving desire to please Him by a holy life.

IV. Especially contrary to faith are various forms of superstition, idolatry, heresy, irreligion, voluntary doubt, and agnosticism.

C. The sin of heresy is the deliberate denial of an article of faith.