79. What is the Good News for humanity?

It is the proclamation of Jesus Christ, the “Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:16), who died and rose from the dead. In the time of King Herod and the Emperor Caesar Augustus, God fulfilled the promises that he made to Abraham and his descendants. He sent “his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons” (Galatians 4:4-5).


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422. 'But when the time had fully come, God sent forth his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.'1 This is 'the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God': God has visited his people. He has fulfilled the promise he made to Abraham and his descendants. He acted far beyond all expectation - he has sent his own 'beloved Son'.

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423. We believe and confess that Jesus of Nazareth, born a Jew of a daughter of Israel at Bethlehem at the time of King Herod the Great and the emperor Caesar Augustus, a carpenter by trade, who died crucified in Jerusalem under the procurator Pontius Pilate during the reign of the emperor Tiberius, is the eternal Son of God made man. He 'came from God', 'descended from heaven', and 'came in the flesh'. For 'the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father. . . and from his fullness have we all received, grace upon grace.'

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424. Moved by the grace of the Holy Spirit and drawn by the Father, we believe in Jesus and confess: 'You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.' On the rock of this faith confessed by St. Peter, Christ built his Church. "To preach. . . the unsearchable riches of Christ"


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

Who was Hezekiah in the Bible and how does his story teach us about the importance of trusting God?

What is the true nature of evil, according to the story of Job described in Job 2:1-13?

What is Ahijah’s prophecy in 1 Kings 11 and what is its importance in Israel’s history?

What is the story of Naaman and how did faith and obedience cure him of leprosy?

What does Malachi 4:1 say about the punishment of the wicked?

Moses’ Intercession: How does Moses’ intercession for his people teach us about prayer and God’s mercy? (Exodus 32-34)

What does Titus 2:7-8 teach about the standard of conduct for the church?

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