Grace in Salvation History
Updated: 1/11/2021
Grace in Salvation History

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Six Topics: The definition and purpose of grace Adam and Eve and original justice The loss of Original Justice and the advent of Original Sin The Protoevangelium and Genesis 3:15 Covenants in OT scripture Mary's Yes (Fiat) vs. Eve's No and its consequences

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  • The Definition and Purpose of Grace
  • The Protoevangelium and Genesis 3:15
  • Grace is a gift given to us by God. He loves us so much and his love is so perfect. Grace is the active power of that love, a love that wishes to intercede in our lives and help us. God wants us to use the grace he gives us to learn to love him more to have a personal relationship with him and by doing his will.
  • Grace
  • Adam and Eve and Original Justice
  • Covenants in OT Scripture
  • Adam and Eve were God's expression of his divine love, made in his image and likeness ( intelligence, self-knowledge, the ability to rason and love, and the freedom to choose. Original Justice means there was an inner harmony between man and woman, and between them and all of creation
  • Mary's Yes (Fiat) vs. Eve's No and its consequences
  • The Loss of Original Justice ad the Advent of Original Sin
  • Through this first sin, called Original Sin, our first parents lost the original holiness and justice in which they had been created, not only for themselves, but for all their descendants. Although Adam and Eve sought to abandon God, God did not abandon his children. Immediately after Adam and Eve committed the first sin, God set in motion his plan for bringing about the restoration of the damage caused by that sin.
  • "I will put enmity between you [Satan] and the woman, adn between your seed and her seed, he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel. (Gn 3:15)" In this passage, which has come to be known as the Protoevangelium, or first Gospel, we see the first prophecy of a Messiah.
  • AbrahamIsaacMoses~~~~~~~~Prophets spoke about God's plan of a promised Messiah, "The Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, a young woman [virgin] shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. (Is 7:14)"
  • God's three promises to Abraham:1. God's promise of a land and a nation was fulfilled in Moses.2. His promise of Kingship and a name was fulfilled in David.3. His promise of a Blessing for all nations was fulfilled in Jesus Christ.
  • "Let it be to me according to your word. (Lk 1:38)" In this "Yes" of Mary, the Only-Begotton Son of God, the Eternal Word, became Incarnate. Jesus would re-establish all things, repairing the damage of sin, and restoring God's original plan of Creation. On the other hand, in saying "No" to God, Adam and Eve ruptured their friendship with God and disrupted the harmony of Creation.