Adam to Jesus
God’s Loving Plan of Salvation Part I
By Phil Schaub, an ordinary pew sitter
The words in blue are direct quotes from the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) using the New American Bible translation. Citations are in standard “book chapter : verse” format.
The words in red are direct quotes from the Christian Scriptures (New Testament) using the New American Bible translation. Citations are in standard “book chapter : verse” format.
The words in green are direct quotes from the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Citations are in standard “# paragraph number” format.
The words in
I have paraphrased.
The words in black are my words.
If you wish, you can listen while you read. I am constantly tweaking, so the audio will sometimes be a word or two changed from what you read.
“In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth..” Gen 1:7
God contemplated the work He was beginning: Adam & Eve, Noah, Abraham, Moses, King David, exile to and return from Babylon, occupation by the Romans, God’s own incarnation, crucifixion and death.
Was it worth it? God thought forward in time – to your birth. And God smiled. God decided you are worth it. If you were the only person ever saved, you alone would be worth all the effort.
#1604 see also #356 #478
Jesus knew and loved [you] during his life, his agony, and his Passion and [once Jesus decided to give] himself up for [you] #478
see also 1 Corinthians 1:9
God said, “Let there be light, and there was light.” Gen 1:3
God proceeded to prepare the world and the create the first two people – Adam & Eve.Next Home