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How Are We Saved? (1 CEU) THEO-N043
Seminar Description:Given our increasingly secular and atheistic society, there are many people today who doubt the reality of heaven and the afterlife, especially young people. And, given the proclamations on salvation made by evangelical friends, many Catholics are confused about how we are saved to eternal life in heaven. Therefore, the need to equip Catholics to credibly, convincingly, and compellingly explain and share how we can know that heaven and the afterlife are real and what the Catholic Church teaches about salvation has never been greater.
This seminar presents Catholic Church teaching on why it was necessary for Jesus Christ to suffer and die for us and how we can accept this most precious gift of salvation. Many New Testament passages are used to explain how we are called to a three-fold response to accept God’s gift of salvation: faith, charitable good deeds, and partaking of the graces offered by the sacraments of the Church―especially Baptism and Eucharist. This understanding will help attendees understand what it takes to be saved and be better able to respond when asked, “Have you been saved?”
All Catholics will appreciate this unique seminar as an opportunity to strengthen their faith and learn what the Church teaches about salvation, valuable for sharing with family and friends who may be confused by evangelical proclamations on this important topic.
This seminar is the third of six seminars in the new Certificate in Apologetics offered by Catholic Distance University. All these seminars will help attendees better perform the Spiritual Works of Mercy to “counsel the doubtful” and “instruct the uninformed.”
Week One: Do near-death experiences reveal the reality of heaven and an afterlife?
Week Two: Why were Christ’s passion and death needed for our salvation?
Week Three: How do we accept God’s gift of salvation?