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Q. 25. How doth Christ execute the office of a priest ?

A. 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 intercession for us y.

Q. 26. How doth Christ execute the office of a king?

Ă. Christ executeth the office of a king, in subduing us to himself?, in ruling & and defending usb, and in restraining and conquering all his and our enemies c.

Q. 27. Wherein did Christ's humiliation consist?

A. Christ's humiliation consisted in his being born, and that in a low condition', made under the law, undergoing

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25. ^ Heb. ix. 14. How much written, Ver. 16. After this I will more shall the blood of Christ, return, an will build again the who through the eternal Spi- tabernacle of David, which is rit offered himself without spot fallen down; and I will build to God, purge your conscience again the ruins thereof, and I from dead works, to serve the will set it up. living God? Ver. 28. So Christ a Isa. xxxiii. 22. For the Lord was once offered to bear the sins is our judge, the Lord is our lawof many: and unto them that giver, the Lord is our king ; he look for him shall he appear the will save us. second time, without sin, unto b Isa. xxxii. 1. Behold, a King salvation.

shall reign in righteousness, and * Heb. ii. 17. Wherefore in all princes shall rule in judgment. things it behoved him to be made Ver. 2. And a man shall be as an like unto his brethren, that he hiding-place from the wind, and might be a merciful and faithful a covert from the tempest; as high priest in things pertaining to rivers of water in a dry place; God, to make reconciliation for as the shadow of a great rock in the sins of the people.

y Heb. vii. 24. But this man, be- C1 Cor. xy. 25. For he must cause he continueth ever, hath an reign, till he hath put all enemies unchangeable priesthood. Ver. 25. under his feet. Psal. cx. throughWherefore he is able also to save out. them to the uttermost that come 27. Luke ii. 7. And she brought unto God by him, seeing he ever forth her first-born son, and wrapliveth to make intercession for ped him in swaddling-clothes, them.

and laid him in a manger, because 26. 2 Acts xv. 14. Simeon hath there was no room for them in declared how God at the first did the inn. visit the Gentiles, to take out of e Gal. iv. 4. But when the fulthem a people for his name. ness of the time was come, God Ver. xv. And to this agree the sent forth his Son, made of a wowords of the prophets; as it is man, made under the law. 12

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the miseries of this life, the wrath of God, and the cursed death of the crossh; in being buried', and continuing under the power of death for a time k.

Q. 28. Wherein consisteth Christ's exaltation ? ?

Ă. Christ's exaltation consisteth in his rising again from the dead on the third day', in ascending up into heaven m, in sitting at the right hand of God the Father", and in coming to judge the world at the last day o.

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f Heb. xii. 2. Looking unto Jesus, died for our sins, according to the the author and finisher of our faith; scriptures; Ver. 4. And that he who, for the joy that was set be- was buried, and that he rose again fore him, endured the cross, de- the third day, according to the spising the shame, and is set down scriptures. at the right hand of the throne of k Acts ïi. 21. Whom God hath God. Ver. 3. For consider him that raised up, having loosed the pains endured such contradiction of sin- of death : because it was not posners against himself, lest ye besible that he should be holden of wearied and faint in your minds. it. Ver. 25. For David speaketh Isa. liii. 2. For he shall grow up concerning him, I foresaw the before him as a tender plant, and Lord always before my face ; for as a root out of a dry ground: he he is on my right hand, that I hath no form nor comeliness; and should not be moved: Ver. 26. when we shall see him, there is Therefore did my heart rejoice, no beauty that we should desire and my tongue was glad; morehim. Ver. 3. He is despised and re- over also, my flesh shall rest in jected of men, a man of sorrows, hope : Ver. 27. Because thou wilt and acquainted with grief; and not leave my soul in hell, neither we hid as it were our faces from wilt thou suffer thine Iloly One him: he was despised, and we to see corruption. Ver. 31. Ne, esteemed him not.

seeing this before, spake of the & Luke xxii. 41. And, being in resurection of Christ, that his an agony, he prayed more ear- soul was not left in hell, neither nestly: and his sweat was as it his flesh did see corruption. were great drops of blood falling 28. 11 Cor. xv. 4. And that he down to the ground. Mat. xxvii. was buried, and that he rose again 46. And about the ninth hour the third day, according to the Jesus cried with a loud voice, say- scriptures. ing, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani ? m Mark xvi. 19. So then, after that is to say, My God, my God, the Lord had spoken unto them, why hast thou forsaken me? he was received up into heaven,

h Phil. ii. 8. And being found and sat on the right hand of God. in fashion as a man, he humbled Eph i. 20. Which he wrought himself, and became obedient un- in Christ, when he raised him from to death, even the death of thecross. the dead, and set him at his own

i 1 Cor. xv. 3. For I delivered right hand in the heavenly places. unto you first of all that which I • Acts i. 11. Which also said, also received, how that Christ Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye

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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 p by his Holy Spirit.

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 Ö Christ in our effectual calling $.

Q. 31. What is effectual calling ?
Ă. Effectual calling is the work of God's Spirit", whereby,

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azing up into heaven ? this same promise, Ver. 14. Which is the esus, which is taken up from earnest of our inheritance, until cou into heaven, shall so come the redemption of the purchased 1 like manner as ye have seen possession, unto the praise of his im go into heaven. Acts xvii. glory. John vi. 37. All that the 1. Because he hath appointed Father giveth me shall come to

day in the which he will me; and him that cometh to me udge the world in righteousness I will in no wise cast out. Ver. 39. y that man whom he hath or- And this is the Father's will ained; whereof he hath given which hath sent me, that of all ssurance unto all men, in that which he hath given me I should e hath raised him from the lose nothing, but should raise it Lead.

up again at the last day. Eph. 29. P John i. 11. He came unto ii. 8. For by grace are ye saved, is own, and his own received through faiih; and that not of

im not. Ver. 12. But as many yourselves: it is the gift of God. s received him, to them gave s Eph. ii. 17. That Christ may e power to become the sons of dwell in your hearis by faith: God, even to them that believe that ye, being rooted and grounden his name.

ed in love, fr. 1 Cor. i. 9. God 9 Tit. iii. 5. Not by works of is faithful, by whom ye were callighteousness which

have ed unto the fellowship of his Son one, but according to his mercy Jesus Christ our Lord. e saved us, by the washing of re- 31. t 2 Tim. i. 9. Who hath eneration, and renewing of the saved us, and called us with an loly Ghost; Ver. 6. Which he holy calling, not according to our hed on us abundantly, through works, but according to his own esus Christ our Saviour.

purpose and grace, which was 30. " Eph. i. 13. In whom ye given us in Christ Jesus before lso trusted, after that ye heard the world began. 2 Thess. ii. 13. he word of truth, the gospel of But we are bound to give thanks our salvation: in whom also, af- alway to God for you, brethren, er that ye believed, ye beloved of the Lord, because God ealed with that Holy Spirit of lath from the begiming chosen

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

Q. 32. What benefi's do thuy that are effectually called partake of in this life? A. 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 b.

Q. 33. What is justification ?
A. Justification is an act of God's free

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wherein he pardoneth all our sins, and accepteth us as righteous in

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you to salvation, through sancti- hath sent me, draw him: and I fication of the Spirit, and belief will raise hinn up at the last of the truth: Ver. 11. Whereunto day. Ver. 45. It is written in the he called you by our gospel, to prophets, And they shall be all the obtaining of the glory of our taught of God. Every man thereLord Jesus Chiist.

fore that haih heard, and hath v Acts ii. 37. Now when they learned of the Father, cometh heard this, they were pricked in unto me. Phil. 13. For it is their heart, and said unto Peter, God which worketh in you, both and to the rest of the apostles, to will and to do of his good Men and brethren, what shall we pleasure. do?

32. ? Rom. viii. 30. Moreover, w Acts xxvi. 18. To open their whom he did predestinate, them eyes, and to turn them from dark- he also called; and whom he ness to lighi, avd from the power called, thiem he also justified? ; of Satan unto God, that they may and whom he justified, them hé receive forgiveness of sins, and also glorified. inheritance among them which Eph. i. 3. Having predestinatare sanctified by iaith that is in ed us unto the adoption of chil

dren by Jesus Christ to himself, x Ezek. xxxvi. 26. A new heart according to the good pleasure of also will I give you, and a new his will. spirit will I put wiibin you ;

b 1 Cor. i. 26. For ye see your and I will take away the stony calling, brethren, how that not heart out of your fiesh, and I many wise men after the flesh, will give you an heart of flesh. not many mighty, not many noble, Ver. 27. And I will put my Spi- are called. Ver. 30. But of him rit within yon, and cause you are ye in Christ Jesus, who of to walk in my stainies, and ye God is made unto us wisdom, and shall keep my judgments, and do righteousness, and sanctification, them.

and redemption. y John vi. 44. No man can come 33. c Rom. ii. 24. Being justito me, except the Father, which fied freely by his grace, through

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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 Godh,

Q. 35. What is sanctification ?

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

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he redemption that is in Jesus man's disobedience many were Christ: Ver. 25. Whom God hath made sinners; so by the obediet forth to be a propitiation ence of one shall many be made hrough faith in his blood, to de- righteous. clare his righteousness for the * Gal. ii. 16. Knowing that a emission of sins that are past, man is not justified by the works hrough the forbearance of God. of the law, but by the faith of {om. iv. 6. Even as David also Jesus Christ, even we have belescribeth the blessedness of the lieved in Jesus Christ, that we man unto whom God imputeth might be justified by the faith of ighteousness without works, Ver. Christ, and not by the works of . Saying, Blessed are they whose the law: for by the works of the niquities are forgiven, and whose law shall no flesh be justified. ins are covered. Ver. 8. Bleseed Phil. iji. 9. And be found in him, s the man to whom the Lord will not having mine own righteousnot impute sin.

ness, which is of the law, but that d 2 Cor. v. 19. To wit, that God which is through the faith of vas in Christ, reconciling the Christ, the righteousness which is world unto himself, not imputing of God by faith. their trespasses unto them; and 31. 8 1 John jii. 1. Behold what nath committed unto us the word manner of love the Father hath of reconciliation. Ver. 21. For he bestowed upon us, that we should nath made him to be sin for us, be called the sons of God! therevho knew no sin ; that we might fore the world knoweth us not, De made the righteousness of God because it knew him not. en him.

h John i. 12. But as many as e Rom. v. 17. For if by one received him, to them gave he man's offence death reigned by power to become the sons of God, one ; much more they which re- even to them that believe on his ceive abundance of grace, and of name. Rom. viii. 17. And if the gift of righteousness, shall reign children, then heirs; heirs of in life by one, Jesus Christ. Ver. 18. God, and joint-heirs with Christ: Therefore, as by the offence of if so be that we suffer with him, one judgment came upon all men that we may be also glorified toto condemnation ; even so by the gether. righteousness of one, the free gift 35. i 2 Thess. ii. 13.-—God hath came upon all men to justifica- from the beginning chosen you to tion of life. Ver. 19. For as by one salvation, through sanctification

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