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vour', purchase a peculiar people d, give his Spirit to themi conquer all their enemies, and bring them to everlasting salvation 8.
Q. 39. Why was it requisite that the Mediator should be man ?
A. It was requisite that the Mediator should be man, tha he might advance our nature, perform obedience to the lawi, suffer and make intercession for us in our natures
law maker men high priests which That he would grant unto us, that we, have infirmity; but the word of the being delivered out of the hand of our oath, which was since the law, ma- enemies, might serve him without keth the Son, who is consecrated for fear.
g Heb. v. 8. Though he were a 6 Rom. lii. 24. Being justified free. Son, yet learned he obedience by the ly by his grace, through the redemp. things which he suffered: Ver. 9. tion that is in Jesus Christ: Ver. 25. And being made perfect, he became Whom God hath set forth to be a pro- the author of eternal salvation unto all pitiation through faith in his blood, them that obey him. Heb. ix. 11, But to declare his righteousness for the Christ being come an high priest of remission of sins that are past, good things to come, by a greater and through the forbearance of God; Ver. more perfect tabernacle, not made 26. To declare, I say, at this time his with hands, that is to say, not of this righteousness: that he might be just, building; Ver. 12. Neither by the and the justifier of him which believ- blood of goats and calves, but by his eth in Jesus.
own blood, he entered in once into the c Eph. i. 6. To the praise of the holy place, having obtained eternal re. glory of his grace, wherein lie hath demption for us. Ver. 13. For if the made us accepted in the Beloved. blood of b 3. and of goats, and the Matt. iii. 17. And, lo, a voice from ashes of an 1. difer, sprinkling the unheaven, saying, This is my beloved clean, sanctifieth to the purifying of Son, in whom I am weil pleased. the flesh ; Ver. 14. How much more
d Tit. ii. 13. Looking for that bless- shall the blood of Christ, who through ed hope, and the glorious appearing the eternal Spirit offered himself withof the great God, and our Saviour Je- out spot to God, purge your consus Christ : Ver. 14. Who gave him- science from dead works to serve the self for us, that he might redeem us living God? Ver. 15. And for this from all iniquity, and purify unto him. cause he is the Mediator of the new self a peculiar people, zealous of good testament, that by means of death, for works.
the redemption of the transgressions e Gal. iv. 6. And because ye are that were under the first testament, sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit they which are called might receive of his Son into your hearts, crying, the promise of eternal inheritance. Abba, Father.
39. b Heb. ii. 16. For verily he f Luke i. 68. Blessed be the Lord took not on him the nature of angels; God of Israel; for he hath visited and but he took on him the seed of redeemed his people, Ver. 69. And Abraham. hath raised up an horn of salvation i Gal. iv. 4. But when the fulness for us in the house of his servant Da- of the time was come, God sent forth vid: Ver. 71. That we should be his Son, made of a woman, made unsaved from our enemies, and from the der the law. hand of all that hate us. Ver. 74. k Heb. ii. 14. Torasmuch then as
Dirito have a fellow-feeling of our infirmities"; that we might reto ereceive the adoption of sons ", and have comfort and access
with boldness unto the throne of grace". to Q. 40. Why was it requisite that the Mediator should be
God and man in one person? te meg A. It was requisite that the Mediator, who was to re
concile God and man, should himself be both God and pure man, and this in one person, that the proper works of each
nature might be accepted of God for us, and relied on by fus, as the works of the whole person P.
Q. 41. Why was our Mediator called Jesus?
A. Our Mediator was called Jesus, because he saveth his people from their sins 9.
Q. 42. Why was our Mediator called Christ?
A. Our Mediator was called Christ, because he was anointed with the Holy Ghost above measure ; and so set apart, and fully furnished with all authority and ability”, the children are partakers of flesh and ing interpreted, is, God with us. Mat. blood, he also himself likewise took iii. 17. And, lo, a voice from heaven, part of the same: that through death saying, This is my beloved Son, in he might destroy him that had the whom I am well pleased. Heb. ix. 14. power of dea:h, that is, the devil. How much more shall the blood Heb. vii. 24. But this man, because of Christ, who through the eternal he continueth ever, hath an unchange- Spirit offered himself without spot to able priesthood. Ver.25. Wherefore he God, purge your conscience from dead is able also to save them to the utter. works to serve the living God? most that come unto God by him, see- p 1 Pet. ii. 6. Wherefore also it is ing he ever liveth to make interces- contained in the scripture, Behold, I
lay in Sion a chief corner-stone, elect, 1 Heb. iv. 15. For we have not an precious: and he that believeth on high priest which cannot be touched him shall not be confounded. with the feeling of our infirmities : 41. q Mat. i. 21. And she shall but was in all points tempted like as bring forth a son, and thou shalt call we are, yet without sin.
his name Jesus: for he shall save his m Gal
. iv. 5. To redeem them that people from their sins. were under the law, that we might 42 , John iii. 24. For he whom God receive the adoption of sons.
hath sent speaketh the words of God: n Heb. iv. 16. Let us therefore for God giveth not the Spirit by mea
unto the throne of grace, sure unto him. Psal. xlv. 7. Thou that we may obtain mercy, and find lovest righteousness, and hatest wickgrace to help in time of need. edness: therefore God, thy God, hain
40. O Matt. i. 21. And she shall anointed thee with the oil gladness bring forth a son, and thou shalt call above thy fellows. his name Jesus : for he shall save his s John vi. 27. Labour not for the people from their sins. Ver. 23. Be- meat which perisheth, but for that hold, a virgin shall be with child, and meat which endureth unto everlasting shall bring forth a son, and they shall life, which the Son of man shall give call his name Emmanuel, which, be- unto you: for him haih God the Fa
sion for them.
to execute the offices of prophet “, priest", and king of his Church w, in the estate both of his humiliation and exaltation.
Q. 43. How doth Christ execute the office of a prophet?
A. Christ executeth the office of a prophet, in his revealing to the Church, in all ages, by his Spirit and word y, ther sealed. Mat. xxviii. 18. Anding then that we have a great high Jesus came, and spake unto them, say- priest that is passed into the heavens, ing; All power is given unto me in Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast heaven and in earth. Ver. 19. Go our profession. Ver. 15. For we have ye therefore, and teach all nations, not an high priest which cannot be baptizing them in the name of the touched with the feeling of our infirFather, and of the Son, and of the mities, but was in all points tempted Holy Ghost : Ver. 20. Teaching like as we are, yet without sin. them to observe all things whatsoever w Psal. ii. 6. Yet have I set my King I have commanded you : and, lo, I upon my holy hill of Zion. Mat.xxi. 5. am with you alway, even unto the Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, end of the world. Amen.
thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and Acts iii. 21. Whom the heaven sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal must receive until the times of resti- of an ass. Isa. ix. 6. For unto us a tution of all things, which God hath child is born, unto us.a son is given, spoken by the mouth of all his holy and the government shall be upon his prophets since the world began. Ver. shoulder: and his name shall be called 22. For Moses truly said unto the fa. Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty thers, A prophet shall the Lord your God, the everlasting Father, The God raise up unto you of your bre- Prince of Peace. Ver. 7. Of the inthren, like unto me; him shall ye hear crease of his government and peace in all things whatsoever he shall say there shall be no end, upon the throne unto you. Luke iv. 18. The Spirit of David, and upon his kingdom, to of the Lord is upon me, because he order it, and to establish it with judghath anointed me to preach the gos- ment and with justice, from hence. pel to the poor, he hath sent me to forth even for ever; the zeal of the heal the broken-hearted, to preach de. Lord of hosts will perform this. Phil. liverance to the captives, and recover. ii. 8. And being found in fashion as a ing of sight to the blind, to set at li- man, he humbled himself, and became berty them that are bruised. Ver. 21. obedient unto death, even the death of And he began to say unto them, This the cross. Ver. 9. Wherefore God al. day is this scripture fulfilled in your so hath highly exalted him, and given
him a name which is above every # Heb. v. 5. So.also Christ glori. namc: Ver. 10. That at the name of fied not himself to be made an high Jesus every knee should bow, of priest; but he that said unto him, things in heaven, and things in earth, Thou art my Son, to-day have I be- and things under the earth: Ver. gotten thee. Ver. 6. As he saith al. 11. And ihat every tongue should conso in another place, Thou art a priest fess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the for ever after the order of Melchise- glory of God the Father. dec: Ver. 7. Who in the days of his 43. * John i. 18. No man hath flesh, when he had offered up prayers seen God at any time; the only beand supplications, with strong crying gotten Son, which is in the bosom of and tears, unto him that was able to the Father, he hath declared him. save him from death, and was heard 1 Pet. i. 10. Of which salvation in that he feared. Heb. iv. 14. See- the prophets have enquired, and
in divers ways of administration ?, the whole will of God, in all things concerning their edification and salvation b.
Q. 44. How doth Christ execute the office of a Priest?
A. Christ execut:th the office of a priest, in his once offering himself a sacrifice without spot to God“, to be a reconciliation for the sins of his people d; and in making continual intercession for theme.
Q. 45. How doth Christ execute the office of a king ?
A. Christ executeth the office of a king, in calling out of the world a people to himself', and giving them offi"searched diligently, who prophesied of the ministry, for the edifying of of the grace that should come unto the body of Christ : Ver. 13. Till you: Ver. 11. Searching what, or we all come in the unity of the faith, what manner of time the Spirit of and of the knowledge of the Son of Christ which was in them did signi- God, unto a perfect man, unto the fy, when it testified before hand the measure of the stature of the fulness sufferings of Christ, and the glory of Christ. John xx. 31. But these that should follow. Ver. 12. Unto are written, that ye might believe whom it was revealed, that not unto that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of themselves, but unto us they did mi. God; and that believing ye might nister the things which are now re. have life through his name. ported unto you by them that have 44. c Heb. ix. 14. How much preached the gospel unto you, with more shall the blood of Christ, who the Holy Ghost sent down from hea. through the eternal Spirit offered him ven: which things the angels desire' self without spot to God, purge your to look into.
conscience from dead works, to serve 2 Heb. i. 1. God, who at sundry the living God? Ver. 28. So Christ times, and in divers manners, spake was once offered to bear the sins of in time past unto the fathers by the many : and unto them that look for prophets, Ver. 2. Hath in these last him shall he appear the second time, days spoken unto us by his Son, without sin, unto salvation. whom he hath appointed heir of all d Heb. ii. 17. Wherefore in all things, by whom also he made the things it behoved him to be made like worlds.
unto his brethren, that he might be a a John xv. 15. Henceforth I call merciful and faithful high priest in you not servants ; for the servant things pertaining to God, to make reknoweth not what his lord doeth : conciliation for the sins of the peo. but I have called you friends ; for all ple. things that I have heard of my Father e Heb. vii. 25. Wherefore he is I have made known unto you.
able also to save them to the uttermost b Acts xx. 32. And now, brethren, that come unto God by him, seeing he 1 commend you to God, and to the ever liveth to make intercession for word of his grace, which is able to them. build you up, and to give you an in- 45. f Acts xv. 14. Simeon hath deheritance among all them which are clared how God at the first did visit sanctified Eph. iv. 11. And he gave the Gentiles, to take out of them a some apostles, and some prophets, people for his name. Ver.: 15. And and some evangelists, and some pas- io this agree the words of the pro. tors and teachers; Ver. 12. For the phets; as it is written, Ver. 16. Afperfecting of the saints, for the work ter this I will return, and will build cers, laws", and censors, by which he visibly governs them'; in bestowing saving grace upon his elect *, rewarding their obedience, and correcting them for their sins ", preserving and supporting them under all their teinptations and sufferings.", restraining and overcoming all their enemies °, and powerfully ordering all things for his own glory P, and their again the tabernacle of David, which our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are is fallen down : and I will build again gathered together, and my spirit, with the ruins thereof, and I will set it up. the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, Isa. Iv. 4. Bekold, I have given him Ver. 5. To deliver such an one unto for a witness to the people, a leader Satan for the destruction of the flesh, and commander to the people. Ver: that the spirit may be saved in the 5. Behold, thou shalt call a nation day of the Lord Jesus. that thou knowest not; and nations k Acts v. 31. Him hath God exthat knew not thee shall run unto alted with his right hand to be a thee, becanse of the Lord thy God, Prince and a Saviour, for to give reand for the Holy One of Israel ; for pentance to Israel, and forgiveness of he hath glorified thee. Gen. xlix. 10. sins. The sceptre shall not depart from Jue ( Rev. xxii. 12. And, behold, I come dah, nor a lawgiver from between his quickly; and my reward is with me, feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him to give every man according as his shall the gathering of the people be. work shall be. Rev. ii. 10. Fear none Psal. cx. 3 Thy people shall be wil- of those things which thou shalt sufling in the day of thy power; in the fer: behold, the devil shall cast some beauties of holiness from the womb of you into prison, that ye may be of the morning: thou hast the dew tried ; and ye shall have tribulation of thy youth,
ten days : be thou faithful unto death, & Eph. iv. 11. And he gave some and I will give thee a crown of life. apostles, and some prophets, and some m Rev. ii. 19. As many as I love evangelists, and some pastors and I rebuke and chasten; be zealous teachers; Ver. 12. For the perfect. therefore, and repent. ing of the saints, for the work of the n Isa Ixiii. 9. In all their affliction ministry, for the edifying of the body he was afflicted, and the angel of his of Christ. 1 Cor. xii. 28. And God presence saved them ; in his love and hath set some in the church ; first, a. in his pity he redeemed them, and he postles ; secondarily, prophets; third- bare them, and carried them all the ly teachers; after that miracles; then days of old. gifts of healings, helps, governments, o 1 Cor. xv.. 25. For he must reign diversities of tongues.
till he hath put all enemies under his b Isa. xxxiii. 22. For the Lord is feet. Psal. cx. 1. The Lord said unto our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, the Lord is our king; he will save us. until I make thine enemies thy foot.
i Mat xviii. 17. And if he shall stool. Ver. 2. The Lord shall send neglect to hear them, tell it unto the the rod of thy strength out of Zion ; church ; but if he neglect to hear the rule thou in the midst of thine enechurch, let him be unto thee as an mies, Sc. (See the Psalm through. heathen man, and a publican. Ver. out.] 18. Verily I say unto you, Whatsoe- p Rom. xiv. 10. But why dost thou ver ye shall bind on earth shall be judge thy brother ? or why dost thou bound in heaven ; and whatsoever ye set at nought thy brother? for we shall loose on earth shall be loosed in shall all stand before the judgment, heaven. 1 Cor. v. 4. In the name of seat of Chrisi. Ver. 11. For it is