Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Catechism of the Day

The Creed Continued

The Second Article: Of Redemption

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,
Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried;
He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God
the Father Almighty;
from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

What does this mean?

I believe that Jesus Christ,
true God, begotten of the Father from eternity,
and also true man, born of the Virgin Mary,
is my Lord,

who has redeemed me, a lost and condemned creature,
purchased and won me from all sins, from death,
and from the power of the devil;
not with gold or silver, but with His holy, precious blood
and with His innocent suffering and death,

that I may be His own, and live under Him in His kingdom,
and serve Him in everlasting righteousness,
innocence, and blessedness,
even as He is risen from the dead,
lives and reigns to all eternity.

This is most certainly true.

Secundus Articulus: De Redemptione

Et in Iesum Christum, Filium eius unicum, Dominum nostrum,
qui conceptus est de Spiritu Sancto, natus ex Maria Virgine,
passus sub Pontio Pilato, crucifixus, mortuus et sepultus,
descendit ad inferna, tertia die resurrexit a mortuis,
ascendit in caelos, sedet ad dexteram Dei,
Patris omnipotentis,
inde venturus est iudicare vivos et mortuos.

Quae est huius articuli sententia?

Credo, quod Iesus Christus,
verus Deus, a Patre ante saecula genitus,
idemque verus homo, natus ex Maria virgine,
sit meus Dominus,

qui me perditum et damnatum hominem redemit
et ab omnibus peccatis, a morte,
a potestate Satanae liberavit,
non quidem auro et argento, sed suo sancto ac pretioso sanguine
suaque innocente passione ac morte,

ut ego essem totus ipsius, et in regno eius sub ipso viverem
ac ei servirem in perpetua iustitia,
innocentia et beatitudine,
perinde ac ipse a morte surrexit,
vivit et regnat in aeternum.

Hoc certissime verum est.

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