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0^46. "What was the estate of Christ's humiliation? A. The estate of Christ's humiliation was that low condition, wherein he, for our fakes, emptying himself of his glory, took upon him the form of a servant, in his conception and birth, life, death, and after his death until his resurrection/ • .

0^47- How did Christ humble himself in his conception and birth?

A. Christ humbled himself in his conception and birth, in that, being from all eternity the Son of God in the bosom of the Father, he was pleased in the fulness ot time to become the Son of man, made of a woman of low est'te, and to be born of her, with divers circumstances of more than ordinary abasement's.

0^48. How did Christ humble himself in his life? A. Christ humbled himself in his life, by subjecting him* self to the lawn, which he perfectly fulfilled w; and by conflicting

46. /Phil. ii. 6. Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: v. 7. But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: v. 8. And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Luke i. 31. And behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a Son, and {halt call his name Jesus. 2 Cor. viii. 9. For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your lakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich. Acts. ii. 24. Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it vas not potiible that he should be holden of it.

47. t Johu i. 14. And the Word made stelh, and dwelt among

us (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only bcgoLten of the Father) full of grace and truth, v. 18. No man hath leenGod at anytime; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. Gal. iv. 4. But when the fuJncis of the time was come, God sent forth his Son made of a woman, made under the law. Luke ii. 7. And (he brought forth her first-born son, and wrapped him in swadling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

48. f Gal. iv. 4. But when the fulness of the time was come, God lent forth his Son made of a woman, made under the law.

■ikMat. v. 17. Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. Rom. v. 19. For as byone man's disobedience many were,

made flictjng with the indignities of the world x, temptations of Satan y, and infirmities in his flelh, whether common to the nature of man, or particularly accompanying that his low condition if. . * •

Q^49. How did Christ humble himself in his death?

A. Christ humbled himself in his death, in that having been betrayed by Judas a, forsaken by his disciples b, scorned and rejected by the worlds, condemned by Pilate, and tormented by his perl'ecutersi/; having also conflicted with the terrors of death and the powers of darkness, felc and born

the the weight of God's wrath e, he laid down his life an offering for sin/, enduring the painful, shameful, and cursed death of the cross^.

made sinners: so by the obedience of one, lhall many be made righteous.

x Pial. xxii. 6. Rut I am a worm, and no man, a reproach of men, and despised of the people. Heb. xii. 2. Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who, for the joy that was let before him, endured the cross, despising the lhame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. v. 3. For consider himthat endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.

jtMat.iv. 1. to ver. 12. Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness, to be tempted of the devil, &c. Luke iv. 13. And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.

zHeb. ii. 17." Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like untohis brethren; thathe might be a merciful and faithful high priest, in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people, v. 18. For in that he himself hath suffered, being tempted, he is able to succour than that are tempted. Heb. iv. iy. For we have not an high priest which cannot bey touched with the feeling of our infirmities j but was in all points

tempted like as we are, yet without fm. Isa. lii. 13. Behold, my servant (hall'deal prudently; he shall be exalted andextolled, and be very high, v. 14. As many were astonished at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men.

49. a Mat. xxTii. 4. Saying, I have sinned, in that Thave betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? fee thou to that. \'

b Mat. xxvi. 56. But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.

c Isa.Miii. 2. For he lhall grow Up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness: arid, when we shall see him, there js no beauty that we should desire him. v. 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.

rfMat. xxvK. 26. torer. 50. Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified, &c. John xix. 34- But one of the soldi

Qj, 50. Wherein consisted Christ's humiliation after his

death i*

A. Christ's humiliation after his death, consisted in his being buried h, and continuing in the state of the dead, and under the power of death till the third day/, which hath been otherwise expressed in these words, He descended into hell.

ars with a spear pierced his side, and 50. h 1 Cor. xv. 3. For I deliverforthwith came thereout blood and ed unto you first of :\U, that which water. I also received, how that Christ dirLukexxii. 24. And being in an ed for our sins according totheferipagony, he prayed more earnestly: tures: v. 4. And that he was buand his sweat was as it were great ried, and that he role again the third drops of blood1 falling down to the day according to the scriptures, ground. Mat.xxrii. 46. And about i Pfal.'xvi. 10. For thou wilt not the ninth hour Jesus cried with a leave my foul in hell; neiiher wilt loud voice, saying, Elij Eli, lama thou suffer thine holy One to see iabachthaniI that is to fay, My corruption. Compared wiih Actsii. 'jod, my Cod, why hast thou for- 24. Whom God hath r.iised up, ukenme? '• - having loosed the pains of death;

/lla. Iiii. 10. Yet it pleased the because it wus not poflible that he

Lord to bruise him: he hath put should- be holden of it. v, 25. For

hnn to grief: when thou thalt make David speaketh concerning him, I

hijsoul an offering for sin, he lhall foreiaw the Lord always before my

tee his feed, he lhall prolong his face, for he is on my right hand,

days, and the pleasure of the Lord -that I should.not be moved, v. 26.

Iball prosper iu his hands.. Therefore did my heart rejoice, and

j Phil. ii. 8. And being found in my tongue was glad: moreover al

faiiion at a man, he humbled him- so my rleih lh;dl refl in hope. v. 27.

self, and became obedient unto Because thou wilt not leave my soul death, even the death of the cross.» in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine

Heh.xii. 2. Looking unto Jesus the holy One to lee coruption. v. 31.

author and finisher of our faith; He seeing this before, spake of the

who for the joy that was .set before resurrection'of Christ, that his foul

him, endured the cross, despising was not left in hell, neither his flesh

tie shame, and is set down at the did lee corruption. Rom. vi. 9.

right hand of the throne of God. Knowing that Chrilt being raised

Gal. iii. 13. Christ hath redeemed from the dead, dierh nomore; death

"ifrom the curse of the law, being hath no more dominion over him.

nude a curse for us: for it is writ- Mat. xii. 40. For as Jonas was three

ten, Cursed is every one that hang- days and three nights in the whale's

Kh on a tree. - belly; so lhall the Son of man be

three Q/5s. "What was the cltate of Christ's exalration?

A. The estate of Christ's exaltation comprchendeth his resurrection k, ascension A sitting at the right hand of the Fathers, and his coming again to judge the world n.

Q^5 2. How was Christ exalted in his resurrection?

A. Christ was exalted in his resurrection, in that, not haying seen corruption in death (of which it was not possible for him to be heldo) and having the very fame body in which he suffered, with the essential properties thereof/* (but without mortality and other common infirmities belonging to this life) really united to his souly, he rose again from the dead the third day by his own powerr; whereby he declared himself to be the Son of God/, to have satisfied divine justice/, to

have

three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

51.* 1 Cor. xv. 4. And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.

/ Mark xvi. 19. So then, after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and fat on the right hand of God.

m Eph. i. 20. Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places.

* Actsi. 1 1. Whoalse>faid, ye men of Galilee, why stand'ye gazing up into heaven ? This fame Jesus who is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. Acts xvli. 31. Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness, by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in thathehath raised him from the dead.

51. e Actsii.24. WhomGodhath raised up, having loosed the pains of

death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. v. 2 7. Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thiae holy One to lee corruption.

p Luke xxiv. 39. Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see, for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see mo have.'

?Rom. vi. 9.KnowingthatChri(l being railed from the dead, dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. Rev. i. 18. I am he that liveth and was dead; and behold, I am a(live for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and death.

r John x. 18. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it dbwn of my self: I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.;

/Rom. i. 4. And declared to be the Son of Go J with power,- according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.

t Rom. viii. 34. Who is he that

coahave vanquished death, and him that had the power of hv, and to be Lord of quick and dead w. All which he did as a publick person*, the head of his churchy, for their justification 2, quickening in grace a, support against enemies and to assure them of their resurrection from the dead at the last: dayr.

5 3. How was Christ exalted in bis ascension? A. Christ was exalted in his ascension, in that having after his resurrection often appeared unto and conversed with his apostles, speaking to them of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God*/, and giving them commission to preach

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condemneth? it is Christ that died, yea rather that is risen again, who is even at the right hand ot" God, who also maketh intercession for us.

v Heb.xii. 14. Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flelh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same: that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.

■ar Rom. xiv. 9. For to this end Christ both died, and role, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.

x 1 Cor. xv. 21. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. v. 22. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

j Eph. i. 20. Which he wrought in Christ when he raised him from the dead, and set him at hi*s own right hand in the heavenly places, v. 22. And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, *« 23. which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all. Col. i. 18. And he is the head of the body, the church; who is the beginning, the first born from the

dead; that in all things he might have the pre-eminence.

z Rom. iv. 25. Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised' again for our justification.

a Eph. ii. 1. And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sin^, v. 5. even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved) v. 6. and hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ .Jesus. Col. ii. 12. Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him, through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from tie dead.

* 1 Cor. xv.- 25. For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. v. 26. The last enemy that shall be destroyed, is death, v. 27. For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he faith, all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted who did put all things under him.

c 1 Cor, xv. 20. But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept.

53. i Acts i. 4. Until the day in which he was taken up, after that

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