What plan does God have for mankind?

Mission Lab

In general, God’s plan for us is the carrying out of our Salvation, which is to culminate in forming His faithful followers to become one in mind and will with Him for all eternity. Thus, we become permanent members of the new People of God, with Jesus as our Head—we become the “Whole Christ.”

In the Creed we say, “He sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty.” Being God, Jesus is in all things the Father’s equal; as man, He is above all the saints in the closeness of His union with God the Father.

Since Christ is the center of all of God’s works of Salvation, through Him all Creation can give glory to God. Jesus asks us to believe in Him, to put our hope in Him for the future, and to love Him with all our hearts. In this, we humans glorify God and obtain our Salvation. He said, “The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand. He who believes in the Son has eternal life” (John 3:35-36).

During His Passion, Jesus Christ gave Himself for us in order to redeem us from sin and make us pleasing to God. Then He sent us His Spirit, the Spirit of adoption, making us children of God. Thus, He made in Himself a new people, a people filled with the grace of God. The new People of God, united to Jesus, their Head, make up “the whole Christ.” He offers them to His Father and gives Him glory. This is God the Father’s plan for the Salvation of all men.