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miseries of this life, the wrath of God, and the cursed death of the cross h; in being buried, and continuing under the power of death for a time *.

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, the author and finisher of our faith; who, for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Ver. 3. For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. Isa. liii. 2. For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. Ver. 3. He is despised and rejected of men, a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and we hid as it were our faces from him he was despised, and we esteemed him not.


8 Luke xxii. 44. And, being in an agony, he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down. to the ground. Mat. xxvii. 46. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

h Phil. ii. 8. And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

i1 Cor. xv. 3. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for

Q. 29. How

our sins, according to the scriptures; Ver. 4. And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day, according to the scriptures.

k Acts ii. 24. Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. Ver. 25. For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face; for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved: Ver. 26. Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also, my flesh shall rest in hope: Ver. 27. Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. Ver. 31. He, seeing this before, spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.

28. 11 Cor. xv. 4. And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day, according to the scrip

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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 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 effectual calling?

A. Effectual calling is the work of God's Spirit, where- . by,

up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. Acts xvii. 31. Because he hath appointed a day in the which he will judge the world in righte ousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

29. P John i. 11. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. Ver. 12. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.

9 Tit. iii. 5. Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Ver. 6. Which he shed on us abundantly, through Jesus Christ our Saviour.

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Which is the earnest of our inheritance, until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. John vi. 37. All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. Ver. 39. And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. Eph. ii. 8. For by grace are ye saved, through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God,

Eph. iii. 17. That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith: that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, c. 1 Cor. i. 9. God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

31. 2 Tim. i. 9. Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began. 2 Thess. ii. 13. But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren, beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning


by, convincing us of our sin and misery", enlightening our minds in the knowledge of Christ", and renewing our wills, he doth persuade and enable us to embrace Jesus Christ, freely offered to us in the gospel".

Q. 32. What benefits do they that are effectually called partake of in this life?

4. They that are effectually called do in this life partake of justification, adoption, and sanctification, and the several benefits which in this life do either accompany or flow from them".

Q. 33. What is justification?

A. Justification is an act of God's free grace, wherein he pardoneth all our sins, and accepteth us as righteous in

chosen you to salvation, through sanctification of the Spirit, and belief of the truth: Ver. 14. Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

"Acts ii. 37. Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter, and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?

Acts xxvi. 18. To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

* Ezek. xxxvi. 26. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you; and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. Ver. 27. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

y John vi. 44. No man can come to me, except the Father, which


hath sent me, draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. Ver. 45. It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me. Phil. ii. 13. For it is God which worketh in you, both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

32. z Rom. viii. 30. Moreover, whom he did predestinate, them he also called; and whom he called, them he also justified; and whom he justi fied, them he also glorified.

a Eph. i. 5. Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will.

b1 Cor. i. 26. For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. Ver. 30. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.

38. Rom. iii. 24. Being justified freely by his grace, through the re$ 2 demption

his sight, only for the righteousness of Christ imputed to us, and received by faith alone.

Q. 34. What is adoption?

A. Adoption is an act of God's free grace, whereby we are received into the number, and have a right to all the privileges of the sons of God".

Q. 35. What is sanctification?

A. Sanctification is the work of God's free grace', whereby we are renewed in the whole man after the image of God,

demption that is in Jesus Christ: Ver. 25. Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God. Rom. iv. 6. Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man unto whom God' imputeth righteousness without works, Ver. 7. Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Ver. 8. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.

d2 Cor. v. 19. To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Ver. 21. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

Rom. v. 17. For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of and of the gift of righteousgrace, ness, shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ. Ver. 18. Therefore, as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one, the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. Ver. 19. For as


by one man's disobedience many were made sinners; so by the obe dience of one shall many be made righteous.

f Gal. ii. 16. Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. Phil. iii. 9. And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith.

34. 1 John iii. 1. Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God! therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

John i. 12. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name. Rom. viii. 17. And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ: if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

35. 12 Thess. ii. 13.-God hath you from the beginning chosen to salvation, through sanctification


God, and are enabled more and more to die unto sin, and live unto righteousness'.

Q. 36. What are the benefits which in this life do accompany or flow from justification, adoption, and sanctification? A. The benefits which in this life do accompany or flow from justification, adoption, and sanctification, are, assurance of God's love, peace of conscience", joy in the Holy Ghost"," increase of grace, and perseverance therein to the end P. Q. 37. What benefits do believers receive from Christ at death?

A. The souls of believers are at their death made perfect in holiness, and do immediately pass into glory'; and their bodies,

of the Spirit, and belief of the truth.

k Eph. iv. 23. And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; Ver. 24. And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righ teousness and true holiness.

1 Rom. vi. 4. Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death; that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. Ver. 6. Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

36. m Rom. v. 1. Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: Ver. 2. By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Ver. 5. And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost, which is given unto us.

n Rom. xiv. 17. For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

• Prov. iv. 18. But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

P1 John v. 13. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. 1 Pet. i. 5. Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation, ready to be revealed in the last time.

37. Heb. xii. 23. To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect.

2 Cor. v. 1. For we know, that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have á building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. Ver. 6. Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: Ver. 8. We are confident, I say, and willing ra ther to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. Phil. i, 23. For I am in a strait betwixt S 3


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