In Lesson Fifth
and Lesson Sixth
of the Baltimore Catechism No. 2
, we discussed man's sin, both original and actual.
Our sin brought death into the world and deprived us of eternal life with God. But God did not abandon us; He promised us a Redeemer--His own Son, Jesus Christ. Christ is true God and true man, and His Incarnation is the central event of human history, in which (as the Athanasian Creed states) humanity was assumed into the Godhead.
The questions are numbered consecutively with Lesson Sixth. For more information and links to other resources, click on each question below.
A. God did not abandon man after he fell into sin, but promised him a Redeemer, who was to satisfy for man's sin and reopen to him the gates of heaven.
A. Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is the Redeemer of mankind.
A. I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the second Person of the Blessed Trinity, true God and true man.
A. Jesus Christ is true God because He is the true and only Son of God the Father.
A. Jesus Christ is true man because He is the Son of the Blessed Virgin Mary and has a body and soul like ours.
A. In Jesus Christ there are two natures, the nature of God and the nature of man.
A. No, Jesus Christ is but one Divine Person.
A. Jesus Christ was always God, as He is the second Person of the Blessed Trinity, equal to His Father from all eternity.
A. Jesus Christ was not always man, but became man at the time of His Incarnation.
A. By the Incarnation I mean that the Son of God was made man.