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Divine Revelation

( Originally Published 1922 )



God told us many things about Himself, about heaven,, and about the angels. He told us about the Blessed Trinity. God sent the patriarchs and the prophets to tell us many things. Then our Lord Himself came. He told us more than all the others. Then our Lord sent the Apostles to tell us many more things. God wrote the Bible. The Catholic Church teaches us all these things. God did all this for us because He loves us.

You told me last time, children, many wonderful things about God. How much can God do ? What are some of the things that God has done? What does God do for you every day? How much does God know ? What does He know about what happened long ago? What does He know about what is going to happen? How long has God been just as He is now ? How long will God be just as He is now ?

Why do we say that God is all-just? What will God reward ? What will God punish ? When is God willing to forgive sinners ? Why do we say that God is all-merciful ? Why do you always forgive those who are unkind to you? Why do you pray for bad people ? Where do we all gather together to pray to God? Why are we all like brothers and sisters?

Why did God tell us many things about Himself ? Why does God love us so much? Why did God want us to know more about Him? Who is our Father in heaven? How did we learn about heaven? Why did God tell us about heaven? How did we find out about the angels? How do we know that our guardian angels watch over us all the time? How did we learn about the bad angels? Who do you think told us that the devils hate us? Who told us that the devils try to make us bad ?

Who told us about the Blessed Trinity ? What did God tell us about the three divine persons? How long have the three divine persons lived? If somebody asked you how you know that there are three divine persons in God, what would you say? How do we learn all these truths that God told us ? Who sent the Catholic Church to teach us ? Why are we sure that all these things are true? Why are you happy to believe all these things ? How often can you thank God for teaching you all these things?

How long has it been since God spoke to the patriarchs ? Can you name some of the patriarchs? When did the prophets live? Who sent the prophets to teach the people? What did the prophets tell us? Who came down from heaven to tell us many great truths ? Who told us most about God ? What twelve men did our Lord send to tell the people many great truths about God? Who were the first bishops and priests of the Catholic Church? How do we know what the prophets taught? How do we know what our Lord and the Apostles taught? Who sent the Catholic Church to teach us ? Who ordained the Apostles priests? Who was the first Pope?

You know you can read about St. Peter and the other Apostles in the Bible. The Gospel tells what our Lord said to St. Peter when He made him head of the Church. St. Matthew, St. Mark, St. Luke, and St. John wrote the Gospel. Now, where can we read what our Lord said to St. Peter? Who wrote the Gospel? How did St. Matthew, St. Mark, St. Luke, and St. John know what to write? What person of the Blessed Trinity stays with the Catholic Church? Why does the Holy Ghost stay with the Catholic Church?

What book did God write? How did God write the Bible? How much of the Bible did God tell these holy men to write? Who teaches us what the Bible means? Who wants the Catholic Church to teach us what the Bible means ? What does the Bible tell us about the Blessed Trinity? What does it tell us about the first divine person? Who is the first divine person? What does the Bible tell us about the second divine person? Who is the second divine person? What does the Bible tell us about God the Son? What does it tell us about His birth? What does it tell us about His blessed mother? What does it tell us about His death? When does it say our Lord came back to life?

What does the Bible tell us about the third divine person? When does it say our Lord sent the Holy Ghost to the Catholic Church? How many days was it after our Lord went up to heaven? What is the only book that God wrote? Why is everything in the Bible true? How do we know all that God wants us to know? How do we know all that God wants us to do? Why did God give us the Catholic Church? Why does God want us to be good? Why does God want us to go to heaven? Why does God want us with Him in heaven?

Why does God want us to love one another? How do we show that we love one another?

What do you do if you are sitting down and a man or woman has no seat? What does that show? Why do you love all the people in the world? Why do you say "yes, ma'am" to a woman? Why do you respect all women? What woman do you love best on earth? Who gave you your mother? What woman do you honor more than any other woman in the world?

Why do you say "yes, sir" when you are speaking to a man? Why do you respect all men? Who loves all the men and women in the world? What man do you love best on earth? Who gave you your father? Why are we all like brothers and sisters? How long shall we all be together in heaven? Who belong to God's family?

How did we learn so many things about God? Why did God tell us these things ? Who were the first men to whom God told many great truths? How long ago is it since the patriarchs lived? How long is it since the prophets lived? How long is it since our Lord came down from heaven? How long is it since God sent the Catholic Church to teach us? What does God want the Catholic Church to tell us about the Bible? What does the Bible tell us about the earth? What does the Bible tell us about the sun, the moon, and the stars? What does the Bible tell us about the ocean? What does the Bible tell us about the plants and the trees and the flowers? What else does the Bible tell us that God made ? What does it tell us about the animals? What does it tell us about the fishes? What does it tell us about the birds?

What does it tell us about the first man? Do you know how God made Adam's body? He formed it out of clay. He made a soul and put it into Adam's body. Then Adam began to live. God made Eve's body from a rib which He took from Adam's side. He gave her a soul and at once she began to live. Where can you read about all this? What is that part of the Bible called? What does the Bible say God did for His people?

That part of the Bible called the Acts of the Apostles tells us about the Apostles. St. Luke wrote the Acts of the Apostles. Of course God put in his mind everything that he wrote. Now if some one asked you what part of the Bible tells us about the Apostles, what would you say? Who wrote the Acts of the Apostles? Who told St. Luke what to write ?

Why did God tell us all these things in the Bible? What does the Book of Genesis tell us? Where do we read of how God made the world? Why are you happy to believe all that is in the Bible? Where did everything in the Bible come from? What Church teaches us all that God told us? How do we know what the Catholic Church teaches? Who sent the priests to teach us? Who were the first priests?

Why does God want us to be kind to one another? How do we show that we love one another? Why do you try to keep very quiet when somebody is sick? Why do you keep quiet when others want to read or study? How did our Lord teach the people to act toward one another? How did the Apostles teach the people to act toward one another? Whom did they teach them to love? How many people does the Catholic Church teach you to love? What does the Catholic Church teach you to do for bad people? What does the Catholic Church teach you to do for people who injure you? What does the Catholic Church teach you to do for people who say bad things about you?

What do we have to do to be good? How do we know all that God wants us to do? Who are God's children? When can we talk with God? What can we do for bad people? What can we ask God to do for bad people? What do you do for your parents? Who sent your parents to take care of you? When do you say "thank you" to others? What has God done for you? What does God do for you every day? What do you say to God for all this?



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