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fuffer and make intercession for us in our naturek; have a fel. low.feeling of our infirmities /; that we might receive the adoption of sonsm, and have comfort and access with boldness unto the throne of
grace n. Q. 40. Why was it requisîte that the Mediator should be God and man in one person?
A. It was requisite that the Mediator, who was to reconcile God and man, should himself be both God and man, and this in one person; that the proper works of each nature might be accepted of God for uso, and relied on by us, 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 linsq.
forth his Son made of a woman, need. made under the law.
40. o Mat. i. 21. And she shall k Heb. ii. 14. Forasmuch then as bring forth a fon, and thou shalt call the children are partakers of fleth his name Jelus : for he shall save his and blood, he ailo himself likewise people from their fins. v. 23. Betook part of the same, that through hold, a virgin shall be with child, death he might destroy him that had and shall bring forth a son, and they the power of death, that is the de- shall call his name Emmanuel, which vil. Heb. vii. 24. But this man be- being interpreted, is, God with us. cause he continueth ever, hath an Mat. iii. 17. And lo, a voice from unchangeable priesthood. v. 25. heaven, saying, this is my beloved Wherefore he is able also to save Son, in whom I am well pleased, them to the uttermost, that come. Heb. ix. 14. How much more thall unto God by him, seeing he ever liv- the blood of Christ, who through eth to make intercession for them. the eternal Spirit offered himself
1 Heb. iv. 15. For we have not an without spot to God, purge your high prieit who cannot be touched conscience from dead works to serve with the feeling of our infirmities; the living God? but was in all points tempted like as p i Pet. ii. 6. Wherefore also it is we are, yet without sin.
contained in the scripture, Behold, m Gal. iv. 5. To redeem them I lay in Zion a chief corner-stone, that were under the law, that we elect, precious: and he that believmight receive the adoption of sons. eth on him shall not be confounded.
» Heb. iv. 16. Let us therefore 41. 9 Mat. i. 21. And she shall come boldly unto the throne of bring forth a son, and thou shalt grace, that we may obtain mercy, call nis name Jesus: for he shall fave and find grace to help in time of his people from their sins.
42. r John
Q. 42. Why was our Mediator called Christ?
A. Our Mediator was called Christ, because he was anointed with the Holy Ghost above measurer; and so set. a part, and fully furnished with all authority and abilitys, to execute the offices of prophett, priest v, and king of his church w; in the eitate both of his humiliation and exaltation.
42. - John iii. 34. For he whom hath sent me to heal the brokenGod hath sent, speaketh the words hearted, to preach deliverance to of God: for God giveth not the Spi- the captives, and recovering of fight rit by measure unto him. Pfal. xlv. to the blind, to set at liberty them ?. Thou lovest righteousness, and that are bruised. v.21. And he behatest wickedness: therefore God, gan to say unto them, This day is thy God, hath anointed thee with this scripture fulfilled in your ears. the oil of gladness above thy fellows. v Heb.v.5. So alio Christ glori
S Joha vi. 27. Labour not for the fied not himself, to be made an high meat which perisheth, but for that prieit; but he that said unto him, meat which endurech unto everlait. Thou art my Son, to day have I being life, which the Son of man fhall gotten thee. v.6. As he faith also give unto you: for him hath God in another place, Thou art a priest the Father sealed. Mat, xxviii. 18. for ever after the order of MelchiAnd Jesus came and spake unto fedec. v.7. Who in the days of his them, saying, All power is given flesh, when he had offered up prayunto me in heaven and in earth. ers and fupplications, with strong 1.19. Go ye therefore and teach all cryings and tears, unto him that nations, baptizing them in the name was able to save him from death, of the Father, and of the Son, and and was heard in that he feared. of the Holy Ghost: v.20. Teaching Heb. iv. 14. Seeing then that we them to observe all things whatsoe have a great high priest, that is palver I have commanded you: and lo, fed into the heavens, Jesus the Son I am with you alway, even unto the of God, let us hold falt our profesend of the world. Amen.
fion. v.15. For we have not an high 1 Ads iii. 21. Whom the heaven priest who cannot be touched with must receive, until the times ofere. the feeling of our infirmities, but ftitution of all things, which God, was in all points tempted like as we hath spoken by the mouth of all his are, yet without sin. boly prophets, fince the world be w Pfal. ii. 6. Yet have I set my gan. v.22. For Moses truly said un- King upon my holy hill of Zion, to the fathers, A prophet (hallthe Mat. xxi. 5. Tell ye the daughter of
your God raise up unto you, Sion, Behold, thy king cometh unof your brethren, like unto me; him to thee, meek, and otting upon an Shall ye hear in all things whatsoe- ass, and a colt the fole of an ais. Ifa. ver he shall say unto you. Luke iv. ix. 6. For unto us a child is born, 18. The Spirit of the Lord is upon unto us a son is given, and the gome, because he hath anointed me to 'vernment shall be upon his shoulder: preach the gospel to the poor, he and his name shall be calle:1, Won
Q. 43. How doth Christ execute the office of a prophet?
A. Christ executeth the office of a prophet, in his reveal, ing to the church x in all ages, by his Spirit and word y, in divers ways of administration z, the whole will of God a, in all things concerning their edification and salvation b.
Q. 44. derful, Counseller, the mighty God, reported into you, by them that the everlailing tather, the Prince of have preached the gospel unto you, peace. v. 7. Of the incrcase of his with the Holy Ghoitient down from government and peace there thall be heaven; which things the angels de: no end, upon the throne of David fire to look into. and upon his kingdom, to order it, z Heb. i. 1. God who at sundry and to establith it with judgment times, and in divers mariners, spake and with juitice, from henceforth in time pait unto the fathers by the even for ever: the zeal of the Lord the prophets, v. 2. hath in thele last of hoits will perform this. Phil. ii. days spoken unto us by his Son, 8. And being found in fashion as a whom he hath appointed heir of all man, he humbled himielf, and be things, by whom alto he made the came obedient unto death, even the worlds. deach of the cross. v.9. Wherefore John xv. 15. Henceforth I call God also hath highly exalted him, you not fervants; for the tervant and given him aname which is above knoweth not what his lord doth: every name: v. 10. that at the name but I have called you friends; for all of Jeius every knee thould bow, of things that I have heard of my Fathingsin heaven, and thingsinearth, ther, I have made known unto you. and ihings under the earth; v. 11. 6 ANS1.32. And now, brethren, and that every tongue should con I commend you to God, and to the fess, that Jesus Chrilt is Lord, to the word of his grace, which is able to glory of God the Father.
build you up, and to give you an 43. John i. 18. No man hath inheritance arnong all them who are seen God at any tiine; the only be- fanétified. Eph.iv. 11. And he gave gotten Son, which is in the bosom forne, apoltles and some, prophets: of the r'ather, he hath declared him. and fome, evangelifts: and fome,
y i Pet. i. 10. Of which falvati- pallors and teachers; v. 12. for the on the prophets have enquired, and perfecting of the faints, for the work searched diligently, who prophesied of the ministry, for the edifying of of the grace that should come unto the body of Chrift: v. 13. Till we you: v. 11. Searching what, or 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 figni- God, unto a perfect man, unto the fy, when it te fied 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. v. 12. Untó are written, that ye might believe whom it was revealed, that not un that Jesus is the Christ the Son of to themselves, but unto us they did God, and that believipg ye might minister the things which are now have life through his name.
44. c Heb.
Q. 44. How doth Christ execute the office of a priest?
A. Christ executeth the office of a priest, in his once offering himself a sacrifice without spot to Gode, to be a reconciliation for the fins of his peopled; and making continual interceflion for them e.
Q. 45. How doth Christ execute the office of a King?
A. Christ exécuteth the office of a King, in calling out of the world a people to himselff; and giving them officers g,.' laws h, and censures, by which he visibly governs them i; in
bestow44.cHeb.ix. 14. How much more people. v. 5. Behold, thou shalt call shall the blood of Christ, who thro' a nation that thou knoweit not, and the eternal Spirit offered himself nations that knew not thee, shall without spot to God, purge your
run unto thee, because of the Lord conscience from dead works to serve thy God, and for the holy One of the living God? v. 28. So Christ Israel; for he hath glorified thee. was once offered to bear the fins of Gen. xlix. 10. The sceptre shall not many; and unto them that look for depart from Judah, nor a law-giver him shall he appear the second time, from between his feet, until Shiloh without firi, unto salvation. come, and unto him shall the ga
dHeb. ii. 17. Wherefore in all thering of the people be. Pfal.cx. 3. things it behoved him to be made Thy people shall be willing in the like unto his brethren; that he might day of thy power; in the beauties beamerciful and faithfal high prielt, of holiness from the womb of the in things pertaining to God, to make morning; thou hast the dew of thy reconciliation for the sins of the peo- youth. ple.
& Eph. iv. 11. And he gave fome, Heb. vii. 25. Wherefore he is apostles, and some, prophets; and able also to save them to the utter- fome, evangelists: and some, pasmost, that come unto God by him, tors and teachers; v. 12. For the seeing he ever liveth to make inter- perfecting of the saints, for the work cellion for them."
of the ministry, for the edifying of 45.f Acts xv. 14. Simeon hath de the body of Christ. i Cor. xii. 28. clared how God at the first did visit And God hath fet some in the the Gentiles, to take out of them a church, first apostles, fecondarily people for his name: v.'15. And to prophets, thirdly, teachers, after this agree the words of the pro- that miracles, then gifts of healphets; as it is written, v. 16. After ing, helps, governments, diversities this I will return, and will build a of tongues. gain the tabernacle of David which b Isa. xxxiii. 22. For the Lord is is fallen down: and I will build a our judge, the Lord is our law.givgain the ruins thereof, and I will ér. the Lord is our king he will save. fet it up. Ifa. lv. 4. Behold, I have given him for a witness to the peo iMat. xviii. 17. And if he shall neplę, a leader and commander to the glect to hear them, tell it unto the
bestowing saving grace upon his elect k, rewarding their obez diencel, and correcting them for their fins m, preserving and supporting them under all their temptations and sufferingsn, restraining and overcoming all their enemies o, and powerfully ordering all things for his own glory p, and their goodq; and also in taking vengeance on the relt, who know nat God, and obey not the gospel s.
Q. 46. What church; but if he neglect to hear he bare them, and carried them all the church, let him be unto thee as the days of old. an heathen man and a publican, v. o I Cor. xv. 25. For he must reign 13. Verily I ivy unto you, whatło till he hath put all his enemies unever ye shall lund on earth, shall der his feet. Pial. cx. throughout, be bound in heaven: and whatsoe v. 1. The Lord iaid unto my Lord, ver ye thail loose on earth, shall be Sit thou at my right hand until I Joofed in heaven. I Cor. v. 4. In the make thine enemies thy footitool. name of our Lord Jesus Chriit, v. 2. The Lord shall send the rod when we are gathered together, and of thy Itrength out of Sion, rule thou my spirit with the power of our in the mids of thine enemies, &c. Lord je us Chriit, v. 5. To deli pRom. xiv. 10. But why dost thou rer such an one into Satan for the judge thy brother? or why dost thou destruction of the flesh, that the pi- set at nought thy brother? for we rit may be faved in the day of the shall all stand before the judgmentLord Jelus.
seat of Christ. v. 11. For it is writ: k Aets v. 31. Him harh God exalt- ţen, As I live, faith the Lord, every ed with his right hand to be à prince knee shall bow to me, and every and a saviour, for to give repentance tongue shall confess to God.. to Ifrael, and forgiveness of fins. q Rom. viii. 28. And we knowthat
1 Rev. xxii. 21. And behold, I all things work together for good, come quickly; and my reward is to them that love God, to them who with me, to give every man accord- are the called according to his puring as his work shall be. Rev. ii. 10. pose. Fear none of those things which r2 Thel.i.8. In Aarning fire, takthou shalt fuffer: behold, the devil ing venge:ince on them that know jhall cast some of you into prison, not God, and that obey not the gof, that ye may be tried; and ye fhall pel of our Lord Jesus Chriit: v.9. liave tribulation ten days; be thou Who Thall be punished with ever. faithful unto death, and I will give lasting destruction from the presence thee a crown of life.
of the Lord, and from the glory of m Rev. iii. 19. As many as I love his power, Pfal. ii. 8. Ak of me, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous and I will give thee the heathen for therefore and repent.
thine inheritance, and the uttermoft n Ifa. Ixiii. 9. In all their affliction parts of the earth for thy poffeffion. he was afflicted, and the angel of his v.9. Thou shalt break them with a presence saved them : in his love and rod of iron, thou Thalt dash them in his pity he redeemed them, and in pieces like a potters veffel.