God, the Son - Catholic Church of Montreal

God, the Son

According to the Bible, the Creed teaches us that God was not simply content with being the Creator but he also wanted to be the Redeemer, that is to say, the one who would save humanity from the evil gnawing away at us.

Christians believe that God did not remain a spectator but committed himself to making salvation available to humankind, committed to the point of becoming one like us through the Incarnation: Jesus — true man and true God, was born of a woman, the Virgin Mary, by the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus’ life and teachings show us that God continuously demonstrates an unceasing love for us.

God's plan for salvation was not limited to the Incarnation; he wanted to demonstrate unconditional love. He gave his entire life freely, even to the sacrifice on the cross. For believers, the cross is no longer a symbol of torture but the most powerful sign of love. "No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends," Jesus said to his disciples.

Furthermore, Christians believe that love triumphed over death when Jesus rose from the dead. Death does not have the last word, since Jesus has opened the doors to the Kingdom of Heaven for us. Christians believe that, with the return of Jesus Christ (eschatology), there will be a final resolution to the history of this world, as we know it, for he will inaugurate a new world.