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Q. 21. Who is the Redeemer of God's elect?
A. The only Redeemer of God's elect is the Lord Jesus Christ in, who being the eternal Son of God, became man", and so was, and continueth to be, God ond man in two distinct natures, and one person, for evero
Q. 22. How did Christ, being the Son of God, become man?
A. Christ, the Son of God, became man, by taking to himself a true body P, and a reasonable soul 9, being conceived by the power of the Holy Ghost, in the womb of the Vargin Mary, and born of her", yet without sin s.
21. m 1 Tim. ii. 5. For there is devil. Ver. 16. For verily he took one God, and one mediator between not on him the nature of angels ; God and men, the man Christ Jesus; but he took on him the seed of Ver. 6. Who gave himself a ransom Abraham. Heb. x. 5. Wherefore, for all, to be testified in due time. when he cometh into the world, he
n Juhn i. 14. And the Word was saith, Sacrifice and offering thou made Aesli, and dwelt among us, wouldest not, but a body hast thou (and we beheld his glory, the glory prepared me. as of the only begotten of the Fa- q Matt. xxvi. 38. Then saith he ther,) full of grace and truth. Gal. unto them, My soul is exceeding iv. 4. But when the fulness of the sorrowful, even unto death; tarry time was come, God sent forth his ye here, and watch with me. Son, made of a woman, made under Luke i. 27. To a virgin espoused the law.
to a man whose name was Joseph, o Rom. ix. 5. Whose are the fa. of the house of David ; and the vir: thers, and of whom as concerning gin's name was Mary. Ver $1. the flesh Christ came, who is over And, behold, thou shalt conceive in all, God biessed for ever. Amen. thy womb, and bring forth a son, Luke i. 35. And the angel answer. and shalt call his name Jesus. Ver. ed and said unto her, The Holy 35. And the angel answered and Ghost shall come upon thee, and said unto her, The Holy Ghost the power of the Highest shall shall come upon thee, and the pow. Overshadow thee: therefore also er of the Highest shall overshadow that holy thing which shall be born thee: therefore also that holy thing of thee shall be called the Son of wliich shall be born of thee shall be God. Col. ii. 9. For in him dwell. called the Son of God. Ver. 42 And eth all the fulness of the Godhead she spake out with a loud voice, bodily. Heb. vii. 24. But this man, and said, Blessed art thou among because he continueth ever, hath an women, and blessed is the fruit of unchangeable priesthood. Ver. 25. thy womb. Gal. iv. 4 [See in the Wherefore he is able also to save preceding question, letter n.] them to the uttermost that come s Heb. iv, 15. For we have not an unto God by him, seeing he ever high priest which cannot be touch. liveth to make intercession for ed with the feeling of our infirmi. them.
ties; but was in all points tempted 22. p Heb. ii. 14. Forasmuch then like as we are, yet without sin. as the children are partakers of Aesh Heb. vii. 26. For such an high and blood, he also himself likewise priest became us, who is holy, took part of the same; that through harmless, undefiled, separate from death he might destroy him that had sinners, and made higher than the the power of death, that is, the heavens.
Q. 23. What offices doth Christ execute as our Redeemer?
A. Christ, as our Redeemer, executeth the offices of a prophet, of a priest, and of a king, both in his estate of humiliation and exaltations
Q. 24. How doth Christ execute the office of a prophet?
A. Christ executeth the office of a prophet, in revealing to us, by his word and Spirit, the will of God for our salvation.
23. Acts iii. 21. Whom the hea. shoulder : and his nam: shall be ven must receive until the times of called Wonderful, Counsellor, The restitution of all things, which God mighty God, The everlasting Fähath spoken by the mouth of all ther, The Prince of Peace. Ver. 7. his holy prophets since the world of the increase of his government began. Ver. 22. For Moses truly and peace there shall be no end, said unto the fathers, A Prophet upon the throne of David, and upon shall the Lord your Gud raise up his kingdom, to order it, and to esunto you of your brethren, like unto tablish it with judgment and with me; him shall ye hear in all things justice, from henceforth, even for whatsoever he shall say unto you.
ever : the zeal of the Lord of hosts Heb. xii. 25. See that ye refuse not will perform this. Matt. xxi. 5. him that speaketb: for if they es- Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Be. caped not who refused him that hold, thy King cometh umo thee, spake on earth, much more shall meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a not we escape, if we turn away from coli the foal of an ass. Psal. ii. 8. him that speaketh from heaven. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the Compared with 2 Cor. xiii, 3. Since heathen for thine inberitance, and ye seek a proof of Chrisi speaking the uttermost parts of the earth for in me, which to you-ward is not thy possession. Ver. 9. Thou shalt weak, but is mighty in you. Heb. break them with a rod of iron, thou v. 5. So also Christ glorified not shalt dash them in pieces like a himself to be made an high priest; potter's vessel. Ver. 10 Be wise but he that said unto him, Thou art now therefore, Oye kings: be in. my Son, to-day have I begotten thee. structed, ye judges of the earth. Ver. 6. As he saith also in another Ver. 11. Serve the Lord with fear, place, Thou art a priest for ever, af- and rejoice wit! trembling. ter the order of Melchisedec: Ver. 24. u Jolin i. 18. No man hath 7. Who in the days of his fiesli, seen God at any time; the only be. when he had offered up prayers gotten Son, which is in the bosom of and supplications, with strong cry. The Father, he hath declared him. ing 'and tears, unto him that was 1. Pet. i. 10. Of which salvation the able to save him from death, and prophets have enquired, and searchwas heard in that he feared. Heb. ed diligently, who prophesied of vii, 25. Wherefore he is able also the grace that should come unto to save them to the utlermest that you : Ver. 11. Searching what, or come unto God by him, seeing he whal manner of time the Spirit of ever liveth to make intercession for Christ which was in them did sig. them. Psal. ii. 6. Yet have I set nify, when it testified beforehand my King upon my holy hill of Zion. the sufferings of Christ, and the Isa. ix. 6. For unto us a child is glory that should follow. Ver. 12. born, unto us a Son is given, and Unto whom it was revealed, that the government shall be upon his not unto ibemselves, but uoto us
Q. 25. How doth Christ execute the office of a priest ?
Ă. Christ executeth the office of a priest, in his once offering up of himself a sacrifice to satisfy divine justice ", and reconcile us to God; and in making continual interçession for us y.
Q. 26. How doth Christ execute the office of a king ?
A. Christ executeth the office of a king, in subduing us to himself, in ruling a and defending os b, and in restraining and conquering all his and our enemies .
Q. 27. Wherein did Christ's humiliation consist ?
A. Christ's humiliation consisted in his being born, and that in a low condition 4, made under the law, undergoing the they did minister the things which them to the uitermost that come are now reported unto you by them unto God by him, seeing he ever that have preached the Gospel unto liveth to make intercession for them. you, with the Holy Ghost sent down 26. 2 Acts xv. 14. Simeon hath from heaven; which things the declared how God at the first did angels desire to look into. John xv. visit the Gentiles, to take out of 15. Henceforth I call you not ser. them a people for his name. Vér. vants; for the servant knoweth not 15. And to this agree the words of what bis tord doeth: but I have call. the prophets ; as it is written, Ver. friends;
for all things that I 16. After this I will return, and have heard of my Father I have will build again the tabernacle of made known unto you. John xx. 31. David, which is fallen down; and But these are written, that ye might I will build again the ruins thereof, believe that Jesus is the Christ, the and I will set it up. Son of God, and that believing ye a Isa xxxiii. 22. For the Lord is might have life through his name. our judge, the Lord is our law.
25 ? Heb. ix. 14. How much giver, the Lord is our king; he will more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered b Isa. xxxii. 1. Behold, a King himself without spot to God, purge shall reign in righteousness, and your conscience from dead works, princes shall rule in judgment. to serve the living God ? Ver, 28. So Ver. 2. And a man shall be as an Christ was once offered to bear the hiding-place from the wind, and a sins of many: and unto them that covert from the tempest; as rivers look for him shall he appear the of water in a dry place ; as the sha. second time, without sin, unto sal. dow of a great rock in a weary land. vation.
c1 Cor. xv. 25. For he must x Heb. ii. 17. Wherefore in all reign, till he hath put all enemies unthings it behoved him to b: made der his feet. Psal. cx throughout like unto his brethren, that he 27 d Lirke ii. 7. And she brought might be a merciful and faithful torth her first born son,and wrapped high priest in things pertaining to him in swaddling-clothes, and laid God, to make reconciliation for the him in a manger, because there was sins of the people,
no room for them in the inn. y Heb. vii. 24. But this man, be. e Gal. iv. 4. But when the fulness cause he continueth ever, hath an of the time was come, God sent unchangeable priesthood. Ver. 25. forth his Son, made of a woman, Wherefore he is able also to save made under the law.
miseries of this life', the wrath of Gods, and the cursed death of the cross h; in being buried, and continuing under
h the power of death for a time k.
Q. 28. Wherein consisteth Christ's exaltation ?
A. Christ's exaltation consisteth in his rising again from the dead on the third day!, in ascending up into heaven”, in sitting at the right hand of God the Father", and in coming to judge the world at the last day
f Heb. xii. 2. Looking unto Jesus, death: because it was not possible the author and finisher of our faith; that be should be holdén of it. who, for the joy thai was set before Ver. 25. For David speaketh conhim, endured the cross, despising cerning him, I foresaw the Lord-althe shame, and is set down at the ways before my face ; for he is on right hand of the throne of God. my right hand, that I should not be Ver. 3. For consider him that en. moved : Ver. 26. Therefore did my dured such contradiction of sinners heart rejoice, and my tongue was against himself, lest ye be wearied glad ; moreover also, my flesh shall and faint in your minds. Isa. liii. 2. rest in hope : Ver. 27. Because thou For he shall grow up before him as wilt not leave my soul in hell, neia tender plant, and as a root out of ther wilt thou suffer thine Holy One a dry ground: he hath no form nor to see corruption. Ver. 31. He, comeliness; and when we shall see seeing this before, spake of the rehim, there is no beauty that we surrection of Christ, that his soul should* desire him. Ver.-3. He is was not left in hell, neither his flesh despised and rejected of men, a did see corruption. man of sorrows, and acquainted 28. (1 Cor. xv. 4. And that lie with grief; and we hid as it were was buried, and that he rose again our faces from him: he was de. the third day, according to the spised, and we esteemed him not. scriptures.
Luke xxii. 44. And, being in an in Mark xvi. 19. So then, after agony, he prayed more earnestly: the Lord had spoken unto them, he and his sweat was as it were great was received up into heaven, and drops of blood falling down to the sat on the right hand of God. ground. Matt. xxiii. 46. And about n Eph. i. 20. Which he wrought in the ninth hour Jesus cried with a Christ, when he raised him from the loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama dead, and set him at his own right sabachthani? that is to say, My God, hand in the heavenly places. my God, why hast thou forsaken me? o Acts i. 11. Which also said, Ye
h Phil. ii. 8. And being found in men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing fashion as a man, he humbled him- up into heaven ? this same Jesus, self, and became obedient unto which is taken up from you into death, even the death of the cross. heaven, shall so come in like man.
i 1 Cor. xv. 3. For I delivered un- ner as ye have seen him go into to you first of all that which I also heaven. Acts xvii. 31. Because he received, how that Christ died for hath appointed a day in the which our sins, according to the scriptures; he will judge the world in righteVer. 4. And that he was buried, and ousness by that man whom he that be rose again the third day, hath ordained; whereof he hath according to the scriptures.
given assurance unto all men, in k Acts ïi 24. Whom God hath that he hath raised him from the ised up, having loosed the pains of dead.
Q. 29. How are we made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ?
A. We are made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ, by the effectual application of it to us p by his Holy Spirit 9.
Q. 30. How doth the Spirit apply to us the redemption purchased by Christ?
A. The Spirit applieth to us the redemption purchased by Christ, by working faith in us, and thereby uniting us to Christ in our effectual calling
Q. 31. What is effectuul calling ?
A. Effectual calling is the work of God's Spirit “, whereby, convincing us of our sin and misery", enlightening our minds in the knowledge of Christ", and renewing our wills *,
29. p John i. 11. He came unto dwell in your hearts by faith : that his own, and his own received him ye, being rooted and grounded in not. Ver. 1!. But as many as re. love, &c. I Cor. i. 9. God is faith. ceived him, to them gave he powerful, by whom ye were called unto to become the sons of God, even to the fellowship of his Son Jesus them that believe on his name. Christ our Lord.
q Tit. iii. 5. Not by works of 31. t 2 Tim. i. 9. Who hath saved righteousness which we have done, us, and called us with an boly callbut according to his mercy he saved ing, not according to our works, but us, by the washing of regeneration, according to his own purpose and and renewing of the Holy Ghost; grace, which was given us in Christ Ver. 6. Which he sbed on us abun- Jesus before the world began. dantly, through Jesus Christ our 2 Thess. ii. 13. But we are bound to Saviour.
give thanks always to God for you, 30 , Eph. i. 13. In whom ye also brethren, beloved of the Lord, be. trusted, after that ye heard the cause God hath from the beginning word of truth, the Gospel of your chosen you to salvation, through salvation: in whom also, after that sanctification of the Spirit, and beye believed, ye were sealed with lief of the truth: Ver. 14. Where. that Holy Spirit of promise, Ver. 14. unto he called you by our Gospel, Which is the earnest of our inhe. to the obtaining of the glory of ritance, until the redemption of the our Lord Jesus Christ. purchased possession, unto the praise u Acts ií, 37. Now when they of his glory. John vi. 37. All that heard this, they were pricked in the Father giveth me shall come to their heart, and said unto Peter, me; and him that cometh to me I and to the rest of the apostles, Men will in no wise cast out. Ver. 39. and brethren, what shall we do? And this is the Father's will which w Acts xxvi. 18. To open their hath sent me, that of all which he eyes,and to turn them from darkness hath given me I should lose nothing, to light, and from the power of but should raise it up again at the Satan unto God, that they may relast day. Eph ii. 8. For by grace are ceive forgiveness of sins, and inheri. ye-saved, through faith; and bat not tance among them which of yourselves : it is the gift of God. sanctified by faith that is in me.
$ Eph. iii. 17. That Christ may * Ezek. x.xvi. 26. A new heart