God Reveals a Plan of Loving Goodness (CCC, nos. 50-67)
By natural reason, we can know God exists with certainty on the basis of the created world. Revelation is the love and knowledge of God that we cannot possibly arrive at by our own powers of reason. Out of divine love, God has chosen to reveal himself to the world. God’s self-manifestation is the personal revelation of the mystery of his plan of salvation. The plan of divine revelation begins with creation and is perfectly fulfilled in the sending of God’s own Son, Jesus Christ, for the redemption of the world.