Question 35. What is the meaning of these words-"He was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary"?
Answer. That God's eternal Son, who [a] is, and continueth true and eternal [b] God, took upon him the very nature of man, of the flesh and blood [c] of the Virgin Mary, by the operation of the Holy Ghost; [d] that he might also be the true seed of David, [e] like unto his brethren in all things, [f] sin excepted.
Question 36. What profit dost thou receive by Christ's holy conception and nativity?
Answer. That he is our [g] Mediator; and with His innocence and perfect holiness, covers in the sight of [h] God, my sins, wherein I was conceived and brought forth.
[a]: John 1:1; Col. 1:15; Psa. 2:7
[b]: Rom. 9:5; 1John 5:20
[c]: John 1:14; Gal. 4:4
[d]: Mat. 1:18; Luke 1:35
[e]: Psa. 132:2; Acts 2:30; Rom. 1:3
[f]: Phil. 2:7; Heb. 4:15
[g]: Heb. 2:16,16
[h]: Psa. 32:1; 1Cor. 1:30; Rom. 8:34