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THE SIXTH ARTICLE OF THE CREED

He ascended into heaven; is seated at the right hand of God the father Almighty’

KEY: (Q) = Question

        (A) = Answer

       (E) = Explanation

68. (Q) What is the sixth article of the Creed?

(A) The sixth article of the Creed is, ‘He ascended into heaven; is seated at the right hand of God the father Almighty’.
(E) In the sixth article of the creed we talk about the ascension of Jesus Christ. Jesus going to heaven with His resurrected body and soul.


 

69. (Q) What do you mean by the words, ‘he ascended into heaven’?

(A) By the words, ‘he ascended into heaven’ I mean that our savior went up body and soul into heaven on Ascension Day, forty days after his resurrection.
(E) Forty days after Christ resurrected He went up to heaven. During this forty days Jesus instituted the sacrament of reconciliation and holy order, before He left. The day He ascended is called “Ascension Thursdays”, forty days after Easter.


 

70. (Q) What do you mean by the words, ‘is seated at the right hand of God the father Almighty’?

(A) By the words, ‘is seated at the right hand of God the father Almighty’. I do not mean that God the father has hands, for he is a spirit; but I mean that Christ, as God is equal to the father and, as man, is in the highest place in heaven.
(E) It is very clear here, God is a spirit, and nobody has ever seen God. This aspect of the creed explain Jesus as man, is in the highest place in heaven.

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