Baltimore Catechism No. 2 (of 4) eBook

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92.  Q. Where is Christ in heaven?  A. In heaven Christ sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.

93.  Q. What do you mean by saying that Christ sits at the right hand Of God?  A. When I say that Christ sits at the right hand of God I mean that Christ as God is equal to His Father in all things, and that as man He is in the highest place in heaven next to God.

LESSON NINTH 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.

95.  Q. From whom does the Holy Ghost proceed?  A. The Holy Ghost proceeds from the Father and the Son.

96.  Q. Is the Holy Ghost equal to the Father and the Son?  A. The Holy Ghost is equal to the Father and the Son, being the same Lord and God as They are.

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.

98.  Q. How did the Holy Ghost come down upon the Apostles?  A. The Holy Ghost came down upon the Apostles in the form of tongues of fire.

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.

101.  Q. Will the Holy Ghost abide with the Church forever?  A. The Holy Ghost will abide with the Church forever, and guide it in the way of holiness and truth.

LESSON TENTH ON THE EFFECTS OF THE REDEMPTION

102.  Q. Which are the chief effects of the Redemption?  A. The chief effects of the Redemption are two:  The satisfaction of God’s justice by Christ’s sufferings and death, and the gaining of grace for men.

103.  Q. What do you mean by grace?  A. By grace I mean a supernatural gift of God bestowed on us, through the merits of Jesus Christ, for our salvation.

104.  Q. How many kinds of grace are there?  A. There are two kinds of grace, sanctifying grace and actual grace.

105.  Q. What is sanctifying grace?  A. Sanctifying grace is that grace which makes the soul holy and pleasing to God.

106.  Q. What do you call those graces or gifts of God by which we believe in Him, hope in Him, and love Him?  A. Those graces or gifts of God by which we believe in Him, and hope in Him, and love Him, are called the Divine virtues of Faith, Hope, and Charity.

107.  Q. What is Faith?  A. Faith is a Divine virtue by which we firmly believe the truths which God has revealed.

108.  Q. What is Hope?  A. Hope is a Divine virtue by which we firmly trust that God will give us eternal life and the means to obtain it.

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