ANSWER: One who is truly human and also truly God.
This catechism question leads us into a discussion of who Jesus Christ is. In our Sunday worship, when do we--speaking together as the people of God--affirm the fully human, fully divine nature of Christ?
How does John describe Jesus in John 1:1-18 in terms of 1) who Jesus is; 2) Jesus' relationship to us?
Have you ever heard people describe Jesus in ways that deny that he is truly human AND truly God? If so, what are some of their ideas and arguments? What are some problems with getting Jesus' identity wrong?
Why do you think it is important to have a clear understanding of the Redeemer who brings us back to God?
So many heresies have arisen over the identity of Jesus Christ. Many have ancient origins but are still professed by people today. You might enjoy this interview with Justin Holcomb, author of Know the Heretics (Zondervan, 2014), in which he discusses good reasons for Christians to be familiar with heresies. See also Holcomb's blog series on some of the top heresies in history.