9. Jesus Christ, Son of God Made Man.
The Phalangist believes in Jesus of Nazareth, the only Son of God, true God, born of the Virgin Mary according to the flesh, dead on the Cross for our sins, risen from the dead and seated at the right hand of the Father, from whence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
1. This truth of the mystery of the Incarnation introduces into human history an absolute newness. It establishes a total difference between all the religions of peoples, including the divine institutions of ancient Judaism, and the infinitely mysterious and perfect work of God giving His Son for the salvation of the world. Jesus becomes the measure of all the wisdom, law, goodness and beauty of the world.
The only valid religion is that of Jesus, eclipsing all the others as the light of the sun outshines that of the moon and the stars. The only revelation is that which announces Him, manifests Him and explains Him. The only wisdom, the only morality and the only civilisation are those that emanate from Him and remain founded on Him, guaranteed by Him and animated by Him.
2. The Phalangist puts Jesus Christ, His Person, His words and His works above all things. He abhors anything that contradicts or claims to limit, diminish or cancel His authority and influence over the world.
He proclaims his Christian Faith, untiringly studies its historical proofs, deepens his understanding of its dogmas, practises its worship both interiorly and exteriorly, in private and in public, and he meditates on its lessons and follows its commandments.
He will love the Lord Jesus more than any other person in the world, and all his life he will consider Him as his master and brother, his most intimate neighbour, to Whom he owes everything, from Whom he expects everything, and for Whom he wishes to give his all and to suffer everything even unto death.