THE SECOND ARTICLE OF THE CREED
- (Q) Question
- (A) Answer
- (E) Explanation
Who wrote the article of the creed?
The Apostle’s Creed was written by the Apostles.
The Nicene Creed Created 325 by the First Council of Nicaea
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31 (Q)What is the second article of the creed?
- (A) The second article of the creed is, “and in Jesus Christ, his only son, our Lord.
- (E) The second article of the creed explains, teaches, and proves Jesus Christ to be the only Son of God the father.
32 (Q) Who is Jesus Christ?
- (A) Jesus Christ is God the Son, made man for us.
- (E) Jesus is the Son of God in a unique and perfect way. At his Baptism and Transfiguration, the voice of the Father designated Jesus as his “beloved Son”. In presenting himself as the Son who “knows the Father” (Matt1:27), Jesus affirmed his singular and eternal relationship with God his Father. He is “the only Begotten Son of God” (1 John 4:9), the second person of the Blessed Trinity. He is the central figure in preaching. The Apostle saw “his glory as the only Begotten son of the Father” (John1:14)
33 (Q) Is Jesus Christ Truly God?
- (A) Jesus Christ is truly God.
- (E) Jesus Christ is truly God. The Nicene Creed says “born of the Father before all ages”. Furthermore, the prophecy of the prophet Isaiah 9:6 says, “ For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father [of Eternity], Prince of Peace.” . If Jesus is not God why will the prophet called Him Mighty God, Everlasting Father?
34 (Q) Why is Jesus Christ truly God?
- (A) Jesus Christ is truly God because he has one and the same nature with God the Father.
- (E) Jesus is inseparably true God in the unity of his divine Person. As the son of God, who is “begotten”, not made, consubstantial with the Father.
35 (Q) Was Jesus Christ always God?
- (A) Jesus Christ was always God, born of the Father from all eternity.
- (E) Before creation Jesus Christ was God and was with God. Hear what Saint John said in his gospel. John 1:1-4,14 (In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.)NIV.
36 (Q) Which person of the Blessed Trinity is Jesus Christ?
- (A) Jesus Christ is the Second person of the Blessed Trinity.
- (E) The Blessed Trinity consists of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is God the Son, that is, the second person of the Blessed Trinity. The word second does not mean that, He is one step lower than God the Father or, one Step higher than God the Holy Spirit. When counting, one must start from somewhere using a specific order. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit are one and the same.
37 (Q) Is Jesus Christ truly man?
- (A) Jesus Christ is truly man.
- (E) Jesus Christ became man when He assumed a true human body (at the time of the incarnation) by means of which the invisible God became visible. This is the reason why Christ can be represented and venerated in sacred images.
38 (Q) Why is Jesus Christ true man?
- (A) Jesus Christ is true man because he has the nature of man, having a body and a soul like us.
- (E) The Church confesses that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, with two natures, a divine nature and a human nature, not confused with each other but united in one Person of the Word. Therefore, in the humanity of Jesus all things – his suffering and his death – must be attributed to his divine Person which acts by means of his assumed human nature.
39 (Q) Was Jesus Christ always man?
- (A) Jesus Christ was not always man, He has been man only from the time of his incarnation.
- (E) Jesus Christ became man when He assumed a true human body (at the time of the incarnation) by means of which the invisible God became visible. Furthermore, the Son of God assumed a body animated by a rational human soul. With his human intellect Jesus learned many things by way of experience; but also as man, the Son of God had an intimate and immediate knowledge of God his Father. He likewise understood people’s secret thoughts and he knew fully the eternal plans which he had come to reveal.
40 (Q) What do you mean by the incarnation?
- (A) I mean by the incarnation that God the Son took to himself the nature of man: “the Word was made flesh”.
- (E) The church calls the mystery of the wonderful union of the divine and human natures in the one divine Person of the Word the “Incarnation”. To bring about salvation the Son of God was made “flesh” (John 1:14) and became truly man. Faith in the Incarnation is a distinctive sign of the Christ faith.
41 (Q) How many natures are there in Jesus?
- (A) There are two natures in Jesus Christ, which is the nature of God and the nature of man.
- (E) Jesus is inseparably true God and true man in the unity of his divine Person. As the son of God, who is “begotten”, not made, consubstantial with the Father, “he was true man our brother, without ceasing to be God, our Lord.
42 (Q) Is there only one person in Jesus Christ?
- (A) There is only one person in Jesus Christ, which is the person of God the Son.
- (E) The person should not be mistake for his nature. Jesus Christ (one person) has two natures (God and man).
43 (Q) Why was God the Son made man?
- (A) God the Son was made man to redeem us from sin and hell, and to teach us the way to heaven.
- (E) Jesus Christ became man for us men and for our salvation; the Son of God became incarnate in the womb of the Virgin Mary by the power of the Holy Spirit. He did so to reconcile us with God, to have us learn of God’s infinite love, to be our model of holiness and make us “partakers of the divine nature” (2 Peter 1:4)
44 (Q) What does the holy name Jesus mean?
- (A) The holy name of JESUS means Saviour.
- (E) Given by the angel at the time of the Annunciation, the name “Jesus” means “God saves (Saviour)”. The name expresses his identity and his mission “because he will save his people from their sins” (Matt 1:21) Peter proclaimed that “there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we can be saved” (Act4:12)
45 (Q) What does the name Christ mean?
- (A) The name CHRIST means Anointed.
- (E) “Christ” in Greek, means “Messiah” in Hebrew, means “the anointed one”. Jesus is the Christ because he is consecrated by God and anointed by the Holy Spirit for his redeeming mission. He is Messiah awaited by Israel, sent into the world by the Father, Jesus accepted the title of Messiah but, he made the meaning of the term clear: “came down from heaven” (John3:13) crucified and then risen, he is the Suffering Servant “who gives life as a ransom to many” (Matt20:28). From the name, comes our name of Christian.
46 (Q) Where is Jesus Christ?
- (A) As God, Jesus Christ is everywhere. As God made man, he is in heaven, and in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar.