Sin is the seeking
of our own will instead of the will of God, thus distorting our
relationship with God, with other people, and with all creation.
25. How does sin have power over us?
Sin has power over
us because we lose our liberty when our relationship with God is
26. What is redemption?
Redemption is the
act of God which sets us free from the power of evil, sin, and
27. How did God prepare us for redemption?
God sent the
prophets to call us back to himself, to show us our need for
redemption, and to announce the coming of the Messiah.
28. What is meant by the Messiah?
The Messiah is one
sent by God to free us from the power of sin, so that with the help
of God we may live in harmony with God, within ourselves, with our
neighbors, and with all creation.
29. Who do we believe is the Messiah?
The Messiah, or
Christ, is Jesus of Nazareth, the only Son of God.