Does the Catholic Church teach that Jesus is truly God?

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Yes, the Catholic Church has always taught, and will always teach, that Jesus is truly God, existing from all eternity together with the Father and the Holy Spirit. It is He who, upholding the universe with His almighty power, came and “dwelt among us” (John 1:14), as the Word made flesh. St. John said, “The life was made manifest, and …

Is there any further evidence in the New Testament pointing to Jesus as God?

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There are several passages, apart from those already cited, in which Jesus’ divinity is taught: 1. Expressing his faith in the Resurrection, St. Thomas cried out: “My Lord and my God!” (John 20:28). 2. God the Father, speaking to Christ, addresses Him as God in the following words: “Of the Son he says, ‘Thy throne, O God, is for ever …

How does the New Testament portray Jesus?

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Throughout the New Testament, Jesus is portrayed as divine. For instance, He is described as the “Word made flesh” that is, God Who assumed human nature. He is also spoken of as Creator. St. John said: “All things were made through him” (John 1:3). St. Paul wrote, “For in him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible …

What does the Incarnation mean?

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The Incarnation means that the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, the Son of God (the Divine Word), became man and came to live among us. “And Mary said, ‘Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word’” (Luke 1:38). At that very moment Jesus Christ, God’s own Son, became man in …

Why did God the Son come into the world?

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God the Son became incarnate and came into the world: (1) to bring us His own divine life; (2) to save us from sin; and (3) to renew the world. 1. God the Son came into the world to bring us His own divine life. Born of the Virgin Mary, the Son of God truly became one of us. He …

Is Jesus Christ true God?

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Yes, Jesus Christ is true God because He is a divine Person having a divine nature. Jesus Christ is the Divine Word of God made man. But He is only one Person, and that Person is the Second Person of the Holy Trinity.

How does the Nicene Creed express our faith in Christ’s divinity?

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Speaking of Christ’s divinity, the Nicene Creed states that He is: “God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten not made, consubstantial with the Father.” The principal teaching of the Catholic Church about Jesus Christ is that He is God made man. He is the God-man Whom we hear speaking to us in the Gospels and …

Did Jesus say He was God?

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Yes, Jesus said He was God. For instance, He said to the Jews: “I and the Father are one” (John 10:30), and “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I proceeded and came forth from God; I came not of my own accord, but he sent me… But you have not known him; I know him. If …

Of all of God’s works, which is the greatest?

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The Incarnation is the greatest of God’s works. The Incarnation refers to the mystery of Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God the Father, uniting His divine nature with a complete human nature.