Introduction to God

Instruction by Fr. Lucian Pulvermacher, OFM Cap. 
    The world has many people who have never heard about God. If you are one of those, we are thankful that you have found your way to this page on the World Wide Web. It will tell you about God, who He is, what His goal is for us, and how He helps us to achieve that goal. 

 

God is our Creator

When we see a child we make an obvious conclusion. That child has parents even though nobody may know who they are. That child just did not evolve from nothing. That is true of every person on earth, and it is true of the very first man and woman on earth. They could not give themselves their own start. Some intelligent being had to make them. We call that being our creator, and He is at the same time our one and only God. He is eternal; He has His existence without a beginning, for all eternity. This web site, www.truecatholic.us, has materials that explain all these concepts. 

In our True Catholic web site, we will supply our readers with literature in regard to the impossibility of holding that there is no God and that all created things ever could come into being by some kind of blind evolution. The enemies of mankind concocted the unreasonable theory of evolution as a ploy in order to make all men into atheists. That is truly Satanic, for the person who does not believe in God does not believe in heaven and hell. No one goes to heaven without the preparation that is demanded by God. In accordance with God's ordinances we must combat sin and strive for virtue, the only way to heaven --- whether we like it or not. 


The Gift of Faith

The first and most important step that all men must make on their way (hopefully) to heaven is to recognize with their human reason that they come from the creator of all things. Once that is known by human reason they must turn to their creator who is their God, in humble prayer, in order to receive the supernatural gift of divine faith. That is the first and indispensable step on the way to heaven. Our Catholic web site has a catechism where the true doctrines of the Catholic faith are explained. Likewise, some of the prayers are also available. 


God is our Judge

The academic question may surface; just why must we be concerned about God? When I die I am dead and gone. That is wrong. When we die, God, who knows all our acts (even the most secret of them) will judge us in all justice. Those who die in serious sin must go to hell --- forever. Those who have obeyed God properly will go to heaven, again, forever. There is no way to avoid God's just judgment, so there is no way to get out of going either to heaven or to hell. 


God has revealed Himself to us

Besides giving us a human reason and a conscience in order to come to the knowledge of God (who will reward and punish in all justice) we are also blessed with divine revelation. God told us many things about Himself. It is likely that you have heard about the Bible which is divided into the Old and New Testaments. The entire New Testament was written by members of God's one and only Church, the Catholic Church. God's teachings come to us without error, and they remain with us also without error. The coming of God's word (teachings) is called divine revelation. Once we have that revelation, God's Church, with the special help of God, preserves and teaches those doctrines without error to the end of the world. All this is explained in catechism manuals. You may want to glance at the catechism in this web site. 


Our Lord Jesus Christ is God

Through His life and miracles Our Lord Jesus Christ, established (proved) that He is God. Once you know His life and His miracles, you are forced to believe that He is God. Every single thing that He taught must be accepted as true, for God can neither deceive nor be deceived. That means that God cannot tell a lie, and He cannot be lied to (in such a way that He believes the lie). In our web site we have a link to the Bible in English. 


What We Must Believe

I have given you two things that every human being must know and believe in order to get on the way of salvation. We must believe: 
  • We must believe in God, our Creator
  • We must believe that God will punish and reward all men in justice.

    The next step requires a knowledge of divine revelation. We find that in scripture and in divine tradition. The next important points that we must believe, in order to be saved, are: 

  • We must believe in the doctrine of the Blessed Trinity, and
  • We must believe in the doctrine of the divinity of Christ (together with the divinity of His Church). We shall establish that from the Gospel according to St. Matthew (28, 19) "Going therefore, teach ye all nations: baptizing the in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost." 

    I shall also quote from the Gospel according to St. Mark (16, 15 &16) "And he said to them: Go ye into the whole world and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved: but he that believeth not shall be condemned." Note well, Our Lord makes no exception to the command that all men must enter His Church or be condemned, meaning, go to hell. 


    Summary

    We must believe that in our Creator, namely in God, there are three divine persons (1) the Father and (2) the Son and (3) the Holy Ghost. It was the Son, the second person in the Blessed Trinity, who became man and died for us by the shedding of His blood on the cross. We also learn that Our Lord Jesus Christ, founded His Church on the apostles with Peter as the head of His Church. Peter was martyred in Rome, and his successors followed him in his office, namely, by being the Pope. 

    In God's holy Church we have God's holy doctrines preserved because of the infallibility of the Pope (given by God to each Pope until the end of time). In this Church we have the means of grace, known as the sacraments. 

    Since this web page is just an introduction, we make no attempt to explain or prove what is said. It is up to you to check out the catechism in this Catholic Church web site. There are many Catholic catechisms on the market, and we can direct you to the book stores (mail order institutions) where you can buy many Catholic books with Catholic doctrine and devotion. 

    God bless you and keep you. 


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