Merciful Response

While the Christian Bible recounts the story of human sinfulness throughout history, it depicts God's primary response to human sinfulness as one of mercy. Catholics and Orthodox Christians believe that the greatest act of God's mercy occurred when God sent his own son into our human condition. They believe that God the Son became human, not by losing his divinity, but by combining his divinity with our humanity. Jesus Christ is one person who contains both divine and human natures. This combination healed humanity and transformed it into a humanity that is empowered by divine life.

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