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Christ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

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The Only Son of God. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

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Lord. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Article 3: WHO WAS CONCEIVED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT, BORN OF THE VIRGIN MARY. . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Paragraph 1. The Son of God Became Man. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

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Why Did the Word Become Flesh? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

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The Incarnation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

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True God and True Man . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117

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How Is the Son of God Man?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Paragraph 2. Who Was Conceived by the Holy Spirit, Born of the Virgin Mary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

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Who Was Conceived by the Holy Spirit, . . . . . . . . . . . 122

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Born of the Virgin Mary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Paragraph 3. The Mysteries of Christ’s Life. . . . . . . . . . . 129

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Christ’s Whole Life Is Mystery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129

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The Mysteries of Jesus’ Infancy and Hidden Life. . . . . . . . 131

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The Mysteries of Jesus’ Public Life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Article 4: JESUS CHRIST SUFFERED UNDER PONTIUS PILATE, WAS CRUCIFIED, DIED AND WAS BURIED. . . . . . . . . 146 Paragraph 1. Jesus and Israel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147

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Jesus and the Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148

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Jesus and the Temple. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149

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Jesus and Israel’s Faith in the One God and Savior. . . . . . . 151 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 Paragraph 2. Jesus Died Crucified. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153

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The Trial of Jesus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153

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Christ’s Redemptive Death in God’s Plan of Salvation. . . . . 155

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Christ Offered Himself to His Father for Our Sins. . . . . . . 157 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 Paragraph 3. Jesus Christ Was Buried. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 Article 5: HE DESCENDED INTO HELL; ON THE THIRD DAY HE ROSE AGAIN FROM THE DEAD . . . . . . . . . . 164 Paragraph 1. Christ Descended into Hell. . . . . . . . . . . . 164 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 Paragraph 2. On the Third Day He Rose Again from the Dead. . . . . 166

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The Historical and Transcendent Event. . . . . . . . . . . . 166

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The Resurrection—AWork of the Holy Trinity. . . . . . . . . 169

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The Meaning and Saving Significance of the Resurrection. . . . 170 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 Article 6: HE ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN, AND IS SEATED AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD THE FATHER ALMIGHTY. . 172 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173 Article 7: FROM THERE HE WILL COME AGAIN TO JUDGE THE LIVING AND THE DEAD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174

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He Will Come Again in Glory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174

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To Judge the Living and the Dead. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 IN BRIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178