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and the Lord's fupper p; in which grace and salvation are held forth in inore fulnefs, evidence, and efficacy, to all na. tions q.
Q. 36. Who is the Mediator of the covenant of grace ?
À. The only Mediator of the covenant of grace is the Lord Jesus Christ r, who being the eternal Son of God, of one substance and equal with the Father s, in the fulness of time became mant, and so was and continues to be God and man, in two entire distinct natures, and one person for ever v.
0. 37. How p 1 Cor. xi. 23. For I have re- and write them in their hearts: and ceived of the Lord, that which also I will be to them a God, and they I delivered unto you, That the Lord shall be to me a people. v. 1]. And Jesus, the same night in which he they shall not teach every man his was betrayed, took bread: v. 24, neighbour, and every man his broAnd when he had given thanks, he ther, saying, Know the Lord; for brake it, and said, Take, eat; this all shall know me, from the least to is my body, which is broken for the greatest. Matth. xxviii. 19. you: this do in remembrance of me. Go ye therefore and teach all natiV. 25. After the same manner also ons, baptizing theni in the name of, he took the cup, when he had sup- Şc. ped, saying, This cup is the New 36. r 1 Tim. ii, 5. For there is Testament in my blood: this do ye, one God, and one Mediator between as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance God and man, the mạn Christ Jesus, of me.'
Ilohn i. 1. In the beginning was 9 2 Cor. iii. 6, to the end. Who the Word, and the Word was with also hath made us able ministers of God,and the Word was God. v. 14: the New Testament, not of the let. And the Word was made flesh, and ter, but of the spirit: for the let. dwelt among us (and we beheld hiş ter killeth, but the spirit giveth glory, the glory as of the only be life. v. 7. But if the ministration of gotten of the Father) full of grace death written and engraven in stones, and truth. John x. 30. I and my was glorious,- v. 8. How shall not Farher are one. Phil. ii. 6. Who the ministration of the Spirit be ra- being in the form of God, thought ther glorious ? v.9. For if the mi- it no robbery to be equal with God. nistration of condemnation be glory, it Gal. iv. 4. But when the fulness much more doth the ministration of of the time was come, God Tent righteousness exceed in glory, &c. * forth his Son made of a woman, Heb. vii. 6. But now hath he ob- made under the law, tained a more excellent ministry, by u Luke i. 35. And the angel anhow much also he is the Mediator swered and said unto her, The Ho: of a better covenant, which was ly Ghost shall come upon thee, and established upon better promises. the power of the Highest shall overvi 10. For this is the covenant that shadow thee: therefore also that hoI will make with the house of Israel ly thing which shall be born of thee, after those days, faith the Lord; I shall be called the Son of God. Rom. will put my laws into their mind, ix. 5. Whose are the fathers, and
Q. 37. How did Christ, being the Son of God become man?
A. Christ the Son of God became man, by taking to himfelf a true body, and a reasonable soul w, being conceived by the power of the Holy Ghost, in the womb of the virgin Mary, of her substance, and born of her x, yet without
0. 38. Why was it requifite that the Mediator should be God?
4. It was requisite that the Mediator should be God, that he might sustain and keep the human nature from finking under the infinite wrath of God, and the power of death z; gave worth and efficacy to his sufferings,
. . . . obedience, of whom as concerning the flesh fabeth fpake out with a loud voice, Christ came, who is over all, God and said, Blessed art thou among blessed for ever. Amen. Col. ii. 9. women, and blessed is the fruit of For in him dwelleth all the fulness the womb. Gal. iv. 4. But when of the Godhead bodily. Heb. vii. the fulness of the time was come, 24. But this man, because he con: God sent forth his Son made of a tinueth ever, hath an unchangeable woman, made under the law. priesthood. v. 25. Wherefore he is . Heb. iv. 15. For we have not able also to save them to the utter. an high priest which cannot be molt, that come unto God by him, touched with the feeling of our inseeing he ever liveth to make inter- firmities; but was in all points temptcession for them.
ed ļike as we are, yet without sin. 37. w John i, 14. And the Word Heb. vii. 26. For such an high priest was made flesh, and dwelt among us became us, who is holy, harmless, (and we beheld his glory, the glory undefiled, separate from finners, and as of the only begotten of the Fa- made higher than the heavens. ther) full of grace and truth. Matth. 38. z Acts ii. 24. Whom God xxvi. 38. Thep saith he unto them, hath raised up, having loosed the My soul is exceeding sorrowful, e. pains of death: because it was not ven unto death : tarry ye here and possîle that he should be holden of watch with me.
it. v. 25. For David speaking conx Luke i. 27. To a virgin espous- cerning him, I foresaw the Lord aled to a man, whose name was Jo. ways before my face, for he is on feph, of the house of David; and my right hand, that I should not be the virgin's name was Mary. v. 31. moved. Rom. i. 4. And declared to And behold, thou shalt conceive in be the Son of God with power, acthy womb, and bring forth a son, cording to the Spirit of holiness, by and shalt call șis name Jesus. v. 35. the resurrection from the dead. And the angel answered and said Compared with Rom. iv, 25. Whe unto her, The Holy Ghost shall was delivered for our offences, and come upon thee, and the power of was raised again for our justification. the Highest shall overshadow thee: Heb. ix. 14. How much more shall therefore also that holy thing which the blood of Christ, who through Thall be born of thee, Mall be cal. the eternal Spirit, offered himself lęd the Son of God. v.42: And Eli- without spot to God, purge your
obedience, and intercession a; and to satisfy God's justice b, procure his favour t, purchase a peculiar p ople d, give his Spirit to them e, conquer all their enemies, and bring them to everlasting falvation ģ.
Q. 39. Why conscience from dead works to serve of him which believeth in Jesus. the living God?
6 Eph. i. 6. To the praise of the a Acts xx. 28, Take heed there- glory of his grace, wherein he hath fore unto yourselves, and to all the made us accepted in the beloved. flock, orer the which the Holy Matth. iii. 17. And lo, a voice from Ghost hath made you over seers, to heaven saying, This is my beloved feed the church of God, which he Son, in whom I am well pleased. has purchased with his own blood. d Tit. ii. 13. Looking for that Heb. ix. 14. How much more Thall blessed hope, and the glorious apthe blood of Christ, who through pearing of the great God, and our the eternal Spirit, offered himself Saviour Jesus Chrift: v. 14. Who without spot to God, purge your gave himself for us, that he might conscience from dead works to redeem us froin all iniquity, and ferve the living God ? Heb. vii. 25. purify unto himself a peculiar peoWherefore he is also able to save ple, żealous of good works. them to the uttermoft, that come é Gal. iv. 6. And because ye are upto God by hini, seeing he ever li- suns, God hath sent forth the Spirit veth to make intercession for them. of his Son into your hearts, crying v. 26. For such an high priest be. Abba, Father. came us, who is holy, harmless, un f Luke i. 68. Blessed be the Lord defiled, separate from finners, and God of Israel, for he hath visited and made higher than the heavens; redeemed his people. v. 69. And V. 27. Who necdeth not daily, as hath raised up an horn of salvation those high priesls, to offer up fa- for us, in the house of his servant crifice, first for his own fins, and David: v.71. That we should be then for the peoples : for this he did saved from our enemies," and from once, when he offered up himself. the hand of all that hate us. v. 74. v. 28. For the law maketh men high That he would grant unto us, that priests wbich bave infirmity; but we being delivered out of the hands the word of the oath which was since of our enemies, might serve him the law, maketli the Son, who is without fear. consecrated for evermore.
ġ Heb. v. 8. Though he were a b. Rom. iii. 24. Being justified Son, yet learned he obedience, by freely by his grace, through the re. the things which he suffered: v.g. demption that is in Jesus Christ : And being made perfect, he became v. 25. Whoni God hath set forth to the author of eternal falvation unto be a propitiation, through faith in all them that obey him. Heb.ix. his blood, to declare his rightcouf. 11. But Christ being come an high ness for the remifion of fins that are priest of good things to come, by a past, through the forbearance of greater and more pefect tabernacle, God; v. 26. To declare, I say, at not made with hands, that is to this time his rightousness: that fay, not of this building; v. 12. he might be just, and the junt:fer Neither by the blood of goats and
Q.39.Why was it requisite that the Mediator should be man? ? A. It was requisite that the Mediator should be man, that he might advance our nature' h, perform obedience to the law i, suffer and make intercession for us in our nature k, have a fellow-feeling of our infirmities l, that we might receive the adoption of sons m, and have comfort and access with bold. ness unto the throne of grace n.
Q. 40. Why was it requisite 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 us 0, and
relied calves, but by his own blood he en- death he might destroy him that had tered in once into the holy place the power of death, that is, the de. having obtained eternal redemption vil. Heb. vii. 24. But this man, befor us. v. 13. For if the blood of cause he continueth ever, hath an bulls, and of goats, and the ashes unchangeable priesthood. v. 25. of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, Wherefore he is able also to save fan&tifieth to the purifying of the them to the uttermoft, that come flesh; v. 14. How much more fhall unto God by him, feeing he ever lir the blood of Christ, who through the veth to make intercession for them, eternal Spirit, offered himself with 1 Heb. iv. 15. For we have not out spot to God, purge your con- an high priest which cannot be science from dead works to serve touched with the feeling of our inthe living God? v.15. And for this firmities; but was in all points temptcause he is the Mediator of the New ed like as we are, yet without fin. Testament, that by means of death, m Gal. iv. 5. To redeem then for the redemption of the tranfgref- that were under the law, that we fions that were under the first testa- might receive the adoption of fons. ment, they which are called might ~ Heb. iv. 16. Let us therefore receive the promise of eternal inhe- come boldly unto the throne of grace, ritance.
that we may obtain mercy, and find 39. h Heb. ii. 16. For verily he grace to help in time of need. took not on him the nature of an 40. o Matth. i. 21. And she shalt gels; but he took on him the seed bring forth a fon, and thou shall of Abraham.
call his name Jefus : for be shall i Gal. iv. 4. But when the fulness fave his people from their fins. of the time was come, God sent v. 23. Behold, a virgin fall be forth his Son made of a woman, with child, and shall bring forth a made under the law.
son, and they shall call his name k Heb. ii. 14. Forasmuch then Emmanuel, which being interpretas the children are partakers of flesh ed, is, God with us. Matth. ii. and blood, he also himself likewise 19. And lo, a voice from heaven, took part of the same: that through saying, This is my beloved Son, in
relied on by us, as the works of the whole perfon po
Q. 41. Why was our Mediator called Jejus ?
A. Our Mediator was called Jesus, because he faveth his people from their fins q.
O. 42. Why was our Mediator called Christ?
Å. Our Mediator was called Christ, because he was a. nointed with the Holy Ghost above measure r; and so fet apart, and fully furnished with all authority and ability, to execute the offices of a prophet t, priest v, and king
whom I am well pleased. Heb. ix. Teaching them to observe all things 14. How much more shall the blood whatsoever I have commanded you: of Christ, who through the eternal and lo, I am with you alway even Spirit, offered himself without spot unto the end of the world. Amen. to God, purge your conscience from t Acts iii 21. Whom the heaven dead works to serve the living God? must receive, until the times of re.
p 1 Pet. ii. 6. Wherefore also it stirution of all things, which God is contained in the scripture, Behold, hath spoken by the mouth of all his I lay in Sion a chief corner-stone, holy prophets, since the world be. elect, precious : and he that believeth gan. v. 22. For Moses truly faid on him shall not be confounded. unto the fathers, A prophet' shall
41. q Matth. i. 21. And she shall the Lord your God raise up unto bring forth a fon, and thou thalt you, of your brethren, like unto call his name Jesus: for he shall me; him shall ye hear in all things fave his people from their fins. whatsoever he shall say unto you.
42. r John iii. 34. For he whom Luke iv. 18. The Spirit of the Lord God hath sent, speaketh the words “is upon me, because he hath anointof God : for God giveth not the red me to preach the gospel to the Spirit by measure unto him, Pfal. poor, he hath sent nie to heal the xlv. 7. Thou lovelt righteousness, broken hearted, to preach deliverand hatest wickedness.: , therefore ance to the captives, and recovering God, thy God, hath anointed thee of sight to the blind, to set at liberwith the oil of gladness above thy ty them that are bruised. v. 21. , fellows.
And he began to say unto them, John vi. 27. Labour not for This day is this scripture fulfilled the meat which perisheth, but for in your ears. that meat which endureth unto u Heb. v. 5. So also, Christ glo. everlasting life, which the Son of rified not himself, to be made an man shall give unto you : for him high priest; but he that said unto hath God the Father sealed. Matth. him, Thou art my Son, to-day have xxviii. 18. And Jesus came, and I begotten thee. v. 6. As he faith spake unto them, saying, All power also in another place, Thou art a is given unto me in heaven and in priest for ever after the order of earth. v. 19. Go ye therefore and Melchisedec. v. 7. Who in the days teach all nations, baptizing them in of his flesh, when he had offered up the name of the Faiher, and of the prayers and supplications, with Son, and of the Holy Ghost: V. 20. strong crying and tears, unto him