Baltimore Catechism No. 1 (of 4) eBook

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LESSON SIXTH ON THE INCARNATION AND REDEMPTION

60.  Q. Did God abandon man after he fell into sin?  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.

61.  Q. Who is the Redeemer?  A. Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is the Redeemer of mankind.

62.  Q. What do you believe of Jesus Christ?  A. I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the second Person of the Blessed Trinity, true God and true man.

69.  Q. What do you mean by the Incarnation?  A. By the Incarnation I mean that the Son of God was made man.

70.  Q. How was the Son of God made man?  A. The Son of God was conceived and made man by the power of the Holy Ghost, in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

74.  Q. On what day was the Son of God conceived and made man?  A. The Son of God was conceived and made man on Annunciation day—­the day on which the Angel Gabriel announced to the Blessed Virgin Mary that she was to be the Mother of God.

75.  Q. On what day was Christ born?  A. Christ was born on Christmas day in a stable at Bethlehem, over nineteen hundred years ago.

LESSON SEVENTH ON OUR LORD’S PASSION, DEATH, RESURRECTION, AND ASCENSION

78.  Q. What did Jesus Christ suffer?  A. Jesus Christ suffered a bloody sweat, a cruel scourging, was crowned with thorns, and was crucified.

79.  Q. On what day did Christ die?  A. Christ died on Good Friday.

83.  Q. Why did Christ suffer and die?  A. Christ suffered and died for our sins.

89.  Q. On what day did Christ rise from the dead?  A. Christ rose from the dead, glorious and immortal, on Easter Sunday, the third day after His death.

91.  Q. After Christ had remained forty days on earth, whither did He go?  A. After forty days Christ ascended into heaven, and the day on which He ascended into heaven is called Ascension day.

LESSON EIGHTH ON THE HOLY GHOST AND HIS DESCENT UPON THE APOSTLES

94.  Q. Who is the Holy Ghost?  A. The Holy Ghost is the third Person of the Blessed Trinity.

97.  Q. On what day did the Holy Ghost come down upon the Apostles?  A. The Holy Ghost came down upon the Apostles ten days after the Ascension of our Lord; and the day on which He came down upon the Apostles is called Whitsunday, or Pentecost.

99.  Q. Who sent the Holy Ghost upon the Apostles?  A. Our Lord Jesus Christ sent the Holy Ghost upon the Apostles.

100.  Q. Why did Christ send the Holy Ghost?  A. Christ sent the Holy Ghost to sanctify His Church, to enlighten and strengthen the Apostles, and to enable them to preach the Gospel.

LESSON NINTH ON THE EFFECTS OF THE REDEMPTION

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