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58 The covenant with Noah remains in force during the times of the Gentiles, until the universal proclamation of the Gospel. 13 The Bible venerates several great figures among the Gentiles: Abel the just, the king-priest Melchisedek - a figure of Christ - and the upright "Noah, Daniel, and Job". 14 Scripture thus expresses the heights of sanctity that can be reached by those who live according to the covenant of Noah, waiting for Christ to "gather into one the children of God who are scattered abroad". 15

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PART ONE: THE PROFESSION OF FAITH

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SECTION ONE: "I BELIEVE"-"WE BELIEVE"

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CHAPTER TWO: GOD COMES TO MEET MAN

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ARTICLE 1: THE REVELATION OF GOD

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II. THE STAGES OF REVELATION

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13 Cf. Gen 9:16; Lk 21:24; DV 3.

14 Cf. Gen 14:18; Heb 7:3; Ezek 14:14.

15 Jn 11:52.

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