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Godg, and the cursed death of the crossh; in being buried/, and continuing under the power of death for a timei.
2 8. Wherein consisteth Christ's exaltation? A. Christ's exaltation confisteth in his fifing again from the dead on the third day/, in ascending up into heavens, in sitting at the fight hand of God the Father/;, and in coming to judge the world at the last day 0.
29. How are we made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ?
beauty that we should desire him. joice, and my tongue was glad; v. 3. He is despised and rejected of moreover also my Hesh lha.ll rest in men,a man of ibrrows.and acquaint- hope: v. 27. Because thou wilt not ed with grief: and we hid as it were leave my foul in hell, neither wile our faces from him; hewasdespised, thou sihTer thine Holy One to see and we esteemed him not. corruption, v. 31. He seeing this
g Luke xxii. 44. And being irt an before, spake of the resurrection of agony, he prayed more earnestly, Christ, that his foul was not left in and his sweat was as it were great hell, neither his flelh did lee corrupdrops of blood falling down to the tion.
ground. Mat. xxvii. 46. And about 28. / t Cor. xir. 4. And that he the ninth hour Jesus cried with a was buried, r.nd that he rose again loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama ft - the third day.according to the scripbachthani: that is to say, My God, tiires.
my God, why hast thou forsaken me? mMarkxvi. 19. 96 then, after the A Phil. ii. 8. And being found in Lord had spoken to them, he was
fashion as a man, he humbled him- received up into heaven, and fat on
self, and became obedient unto the right hand os God.
death, even the death of the cross. « Eph. i. 20. Which he wrought i 1 Cor. xv. 3. For I delivered un- in Christ, when he raised him from
to you first of all, that which I also the dead, and set him at his own
received, how that Christ died for right hand in the heavenly places.
oursins.accordingtothefcriptures: 0 Acts i. 11. Which also said, Ye V. 4. And that he was buried, and men of Galilee, why stand ye gazthat he rose again the third day, ac- ing up into heaven? this fame Jesus cording to the scriptures. which is taken up from you into hea
i Acts ii. 24. Whom God hath ven, shall so come in like manner as raised Up, having loosed the pains ye have seen him go into heaven, of death: because it was not possible Acts xvii. 31. Became he hath apihat he should be holdcn of it. v. pointed a day in the which he will 25. For David speaketh concerning judge the world in righteousness, by him, I foresaw die Lord always be; that man whom he hath ordained, fore my face, for he is on my right whereof he hath given asluranceunhand that I should not be nioved. to all men, in that he hath raised v. ±6. Therefore did <aly Heart re- him from the dead.
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A. We are made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ, by the effectual application of it to us^, by his
( Q^3°- 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 usrj and thereby uniting us to Christ, in our effectual calling/ 3 1 • What is effectual calling? A. Effectual calling is the work of God's Spirit/, whereby, convincing us of our iin and misery v, enlightning our minds in the knowledge of Christ w, and renewing our
faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.
/Eph. iii. 17. That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye being rooted and grounded in love. 1 Cor. i. 9. God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
■ 31.fi Tim. i. 9. Who hath saved us and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace which was given us in Christ Jesus, before the world began. 2 Theis. ii. 13. But we are bound to give thanks al way to God for you, brethren, beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation, through sanctifkatk>n of the Spirit, and belief of the truth: v. 14, Where unto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining os the glory of our Lord Tesus Christ.
29. p John i. 11. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. v. 12. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name. 1% , #
q Tit. iii. 5. Not by works of righteousness, which we have done, but accooiing to his mercy he saved us by the walhing-of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; v. 6.Which he ihed on us abundantly, through Jesus Christ our Saviour.
30. r Eph. i. 13. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth,the gospelofyoursalvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promile. v. 14. Which is the earnest of our inheritance, until the redemption of die purchased posseflion, unto the praise of his glory. John vi. 37. All that the Father giveth me, shall come unto me; and him that cometh to me, I will in no wise cast out. v. 30. And this is the Fathers will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me, I should lose nothing, but thould raise It up again at the last day. Eph. ii, 8. For by grace are ye saved thro'
v Acts ii. 37. Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their hearts, and said unto Peter, and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
■w Acts xxvi. 18. To open their eyes, Wills*, he doth persuade and enable us to embrace Jesus Chi ill, freely offered to us in the gospels.
Q^3 2. What benefits do they that are effectually called partake of in this life?
A. They that are effectually called do in this life partake of justificationz, adoptions, fanctification, and the several benefits which in this life do either accompany or flow from them£.
3 3. What is justification? A. Justification is an act of God's free grace, wherein he pardoneth all our sinsc, arid accepteth us as righteous in his sights, only for the righteousness of Christ imputed to
eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receiye forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
x Ezek. xxxr'u 26. A new heart alsowill I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you, and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesti, and I will give you an heart of Belli, v. 27. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye lhall keep my judgments, and do them.
y John vi. 44. No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me, draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. v. 4;. It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me. Phil. ii. 13. For it is God which worketh in you, both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
32. z Rom. viii. ;o. Moreover, whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also .glorified.
a Eph. i. j. Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will.
h 1 Cor. i. 26. For ye fee your calling, brethren, how that not many wife men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble are called, v. 30. But ofhlmareye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom.and righteousness,and lanctification, and redemption.
33. t Rom. iii. 24. Being justified freely by his grace, through the re* demption that is In Jesus Christ: v. 2 j. Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteoulhe ^* for the remission of sins that arc past, through the forbearance of God. Rom. iv. 6. Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man unto whom God impi?teth righteousness without works, v. 7. saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities ar* forgiven, and whose sins are cover- • ed. v.8.Blessedisthemantovhom the Lord will not impute sin.
i 2 Cor. v. 19. T'<i wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the v. orld unto himself, rot imputing their C« j tres^8''
us?, and received by faith alone/. (^34. What is adoption?
A. Adoption is an act of God's free graceg, whereby we are received into the number, and have a right to all the privileges, of the sons of GodÆ.' 3 5. What is sanctification?
A. Sanctification is the work of God's free grace/, whereby we are renewed in the whole man after the image of GoAk, and are enabled more and more to die unto sin, and live unto righteousness /,
trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation, v. 21. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
1 llom.v. 17. For if by one mans offence, death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace, and of the gift of righteousness, shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ, v. 1S. Therefore as by the offence of one, judgment came upon all men to condemnation: even so by the righteousness of one, the free gift came upon all men unto justification oflife. v. 19. For as by one mans disobedience, manv were made sinners: so by the obedience of one, shall many be made righteous.
/Gal.ii. 16. Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have bel ieved in Jesus Christ; that wemight bejustified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law ihall no flelh be justified. Phil. iii. 9. And be found in him, not having mine own righteoumess, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteous
ness which is of God by faith.
34-S 1 John iii. i-. Behold, whit manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
h John i. 12. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on hisname. Rom. viii. 17. And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with, Christ: if so be we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
35. i 2 Thess. ii. 13.—God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation, through sanctification of the Spirit, and belief of the truth.
* Eph. iv. 23. And be renewed in the spirit of your mind-, v. 24. And that ye put on the new man, which afterGod is createdinrighteousness, and true holiness.
/ Rom. vi. 4. Therefore we are buried with him by baptism unto death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also lhould walk in newness of life. v. 6. Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might
3 6. What are the benefits which in this life do accompany or, flow from justification, adoption, and fanctification?
A. The benefits which in this life do accompany or flow from justification, adoption, and fanctification, are, assurance of God's love, peace of conscience/?/, joy in the HolyGhostw, increase of grace 0, and perseverance therein to the etidp.
0^37. What benefits do believers receive from Christ at death?
A. The fouls of believers are at their death made perfect in holiness^, and do immediately pass into glory r; and their bodies, being still united to Christ/ do rest in their graves? till the resurrections.
be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve fin.
36. i» Rom. v. 1. Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: v. 2. By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. v. 3. And hope maketh not ashamed, because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts, by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
a Rom. xiv. 17. For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost!
o Prov. iv. 18. But the path of the just is as the lhining light, that shinet h more and more unto the perfect day.
f I Johnv. 13. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. 1 Pet. i. 5. Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation, ready to be revealed in the last time.
37. j Heb. zii. 23. To the gene
ral assembly and church of the firstbora which are written in heaven, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect.
r 2 Cor. v. 1. For we know, that ifour earthly houseof this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens, v. 6, Therefore we are always confident, knowing that whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: v. 8. We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. Phil. i. 23. For I am In a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better. Luke xxiii. 43. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To-day ihalt thou be with me in paradise.
/1 Thcss. iv. 14. For if we believe that Jesus died, and rose again; even so them also which sleep in Jesus, will God bring with him.
/ Isa. lvii. 2. He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.
v Job. xix. 26. And though after my ikin, worms destroy this body, C c 3 yet