Westminster Shorter Catechism – Question 22

What man is to believe concerning God

Question: How did Christ, being the Son of God, become man?

Answer: Christ, the Son of God, became man, by taking to himself a true body, (Heb. 2:14,16Heb. 10:5) and a reasonable soul, (Matt. 26:38) being conceived by the power of the Holy Ghost, in the womb of the Virgin Mary, and born of her, (Luke 1:27,31,35,42Gal. 4:4) yet without sin. (Heb. 4:15Heb. 7:26)

Scripture Support

Heb. 2:14 ¶ Therefore, since the children share in 1aflesh and blood, bHe Himself likewise also partook of the same, that cthrough death He might render powerless dhim who had the 2power of death, that is, the devil,

Heb. 2:16 For assuredly He does not 1give help to angels, but He gives help to the seed of Abraham.

Heb. 10:5 Therefore, awhen He comes into the world, He says, “bSACRIFICE AND OFFERING YOU HAVE NOT DESIRED, BUT cA BODY YOU HAVE PREPARED FOR ME;

Matt. 26:38 Then He said to them, “aMy soul is deeply grieved, to the point of death; remain here and bkeep watch with Me.”

Luke 1:27 to aa virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, bof the 1house of David, and the virgin’s name was 2Mary.

Luke 1:31 “And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you ashall name Him Jesus.

Luke 1:35 The angel answered and said to her, “aThe Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of bthe Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason 1cthe holy Child shall be called dthe Son of God.

Luke 1:42 And she cried out with a loud voice and said, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!

Gal. 4:4 But when athe fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, bborn of a woman, born cunder 1the Law,

Heb. 4:15 For we do not have aa high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been btempted in all things like we are, yet cwithout sin.

Heb. 7:26 ¶ For it was fitting for us to have such a ahigh priest, bholy, cinnocent, undefiled, separated from sinners and dexalted above the heavens;

Note: Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture support comes from the Legacy Standard Bible in Accordance.

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