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What We Believe - Our Outline of Faith or Catechism

2. God the Father

Q: What do we learn about God as creator from the revelation to Israel?
A: We learn that there is one God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

Q: What does this mean?
A: This means that the universe is good, that it is the work of a single loving God who creates, sustains, and directs it.

Q: What does this mean about our place in the universe?
A: It means that the world belongs to its creator; and that we are called to enjoy it and to care for it in accordance with God's purposes.

Q: What does this mean about human life?
A: It means that all people are worthy of respect and honor, because all are created in the image of God, and all can respond to the love of God.

Q: How was this revelation handed down to us?
A: This revelation was handed down to us through a community created by a covenant with God.

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