The Chatechism

God the Son

Q. What do we mean when we say that Jesus is the only Son of God?
A We mean that Jesus is the only perfect image of the
Father, and shows us the nature of God.
Q. What is the nature of God revealed in Jesus?
A. God is love.
Q. What do we mean when we say that Jesus was
conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and became
incarnate from the Virgin Mary?

A. We mean that by God's own act, his divine Son received
our human nature from the Virgin Mary, his mother.

Q. Why did he take our human nature?
A. The divine Son became human, so that in him human
beings might be adopted as children of God, and be
made heirs of God's kingdom.
Q. What is the great importance of Jesus' suffering and death?
A. By his obedience, even to suffering and death, Jesus
made the offering which we could not make; in him we
are freed from the power of sin and reconciled to God.
Q. What is the significance of Jesus' resurrection?
A. By his resurrection, Jesus overcame death and opened
for us the way of eternal life.
Q. What do we mean when we say that he descended to the dead?
A. We mean that he went to the departed and offered them
also the benefits of redemption.
Q. What do we mean when we say that he ascended into
heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father?

A. We mean that Jesus took our human nature into
heaven where he now reigns with the Father and
intercedes for us.
Q. How can we share in his victory over sin, suffering, and death?
A. We share in his victory when we are baptized into the
New Covenant and become living members of Christ.
BCP p.849-850  Catechism