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St. Thomas Aquinas
Catechetical Instructions

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THE SECOND ARTICLE: "And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord."

 

It is not only necessary for Christians to believe in one God who is the

Creator of heaven and earth and of all things; but also they must believe

that God is the Father and that Christ is the true Son of God. This, as St.

Peter says, is not mere fable, but is certain and proved by the word of God

on the Mount of Transfiguration. "For we have not by following artificial

fables made known to you the power and presence of our Lord Jesus Christ;

but we were eyewitnesses of His greatness. For He received from God the

Father honor and glory, this voice coming down to Him from the excellent

glory: 'This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear ye Him.'

And this voice, we heard brought from heaven, when we were with Him in the

holy mount."1 Christ Jesus Himself in many places called God His Father,

and Himself the Son of God. Both the Apostles and the Fathers placed in the

articles of faith that Christ is the Son of God by saying: "And (I believe)

in Jesus Christ, His (i.e., God's) only Son."2

 




1. II Peter, I. 16.

 



2. "Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and true God, like the Father who begot

Him from all eternity. We also believe that He is the Second Person of the

Blessed Trinity, in all things equal to the Father and to the Holy Spirit.

Since we acknowledge the essence, will and power of all the Divine Persons

to be one, then in them nothing unequal or unlike should exist or even be

imagined to exist: ("Roman Catechism," Second Article, 8).

 






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