Our churches teach that every man born in the natural way is born in sin, and is therefore under the wrath and judgment of God. But there was one Man who was born in a most unnatural way.
Our churches also teach that the Word, that is, the Son of God became flesh. He did so by being conceived in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary by the power of the Holy Spirit. Because of His miraculous conception and birth, in the person of Jesus are two natures—divine and human. These natures are inseparably joined, though distinct from each other.
This one Christ, who is both God and man, was truly born of the Virgin Mary, suffered, was crucified, died, and was buried. He did this to reconcile us with God, not only for original guilt, but also for the actual sins of mankind.
What’s more, He also descended into hell in triumph, rose again in His body, and ascended to the right hand of the Father. There He continues to reign—in His risen and glorified body—by way of grace. He sends the Holy Spirit to grant faith, to comfort, renew, and sanctify those who believe in Him and receive His gifts. This same Christ will come again on the Last Day to judge both the living and the dead.