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dition to intereft them in hin w, promifeth and giveth his holy Spirit x to all his elect, to work in them that faith y, with all other faving graces z; and to enable them unto all holy obedience a, as the evidence of the truth of their faith b, and thankfulness to God c, and as the way which he hath appoint ed them to falvation d.
Q. 33. Was the covenant of grace always adminiftred after one and the fame manner?
A. The covenant of grace was not always adminiftred after the fame manner, but the adminiftrations of it under the Old Teftament were different from thofe under the New e
Q. 34. How was the covenant of grace adminiftred under the Old Testament?
A. The covenant of grace was adminiftred under the Old Te ftament,
w Luke iii. 16. For God fo loved the world, that he gave bis only begotten Son, that whofoever be lieveth in him, fhould not perish, but have everlasting life. John.i. 12. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the fons of God, even to them that believe on his name.
* Prov: i. 23 Behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
y 2 Cor. iv. 13. We having the fame fpirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I fpoken: We also believe, and therefore fpeak.
z Gal v. 22. But the fruit of the Spirit, is love, joy, peace, longfuffering, gentlenefs, goodness, faith, v. 23. Meekness, temperance: agaiaft fuch there is no law.
a Ezek. xxxvi. 37. And I will put my Spirit within you, and caufe you to walk in my ftatutes, and ye fall keep my judgments and do them,
b James ii. 18. Yea, a man may fay, Thou haft faith, and I have works: fhew me thy faith without thy works, and I will fhew thee my
faith by my works, v. 22. Seeft thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?
c 2 Cor. v. 14. For the love of Chrift constraineth us, because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: v. 15. And that he died for all, that they who live, fhould not enceforth live unto themfelves, but unto him who died for them, and rose again.
d Eph. ii. 10. For we are his workmanship, created in Chrift jefus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them,
33. e 2 Cor. iii. 6. Who alfo hath made us able minifters of the New Teftament, not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life. v. 7. But if the miniftration of death written and engraved in ftones, was glorious, fo that the children of lfrael could not ftedfaftly behold the face of Mofes, for the glory of his countenance, which glory was to be done away. v. 8. How fhall not the miniftration of the Spirit be rather
tament, by promises f, prophecies g, facrifices b, circumcifion i, the paffover k, and other types and ordinances; which did allforefignify Chrift then to come, and were for that time fufficient to build up the elect in faith in the promised Meffiah 1, by whom they then had full remiffion of fin and eternal falvation m Q. 35. How is the covenant of grace adminiftred under the New Testament.
A. Under the New Teftament, when Chrift the fubftance was exhibited, the fame covenant of grace was and ftill is to be adminiftred in the preaching of the word n, and the adminiftration of the facraments of baptifmo, and the Lord's fupper p;
glorious? v. 9. For if the miniftration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the miniftration of righteousness exceed in glory.
34. Rem. xv. 8. Now I fay, that Jefus Chrift was a minifter of the circumcifion for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers.
g Acts iii. 20. And he shall send Jefus Chrift, who before was preached unto you. v. 24. Yea, and all the prophets, from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have fpoken, have likewife fortold of thefe days.
Heb. x. 1. For the law having a fhadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the 'things, can never with thofe facri*fces which they offer year by year Continually, make the comers thereunto perfect.
Rom. iv. rr. And he received the fign of circumcifion, a feal of the righteoufnefs of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcifed, that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcifed; that righteoufnefs might be imputed unto them alfo.
k 1 Cor. v. 7. Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened,
For even Chrift our paflover is facrificed for us.
(Heb. viii. ix. and x. chapters.) Heb. xi. 13. These all died in faith, not having received the promifes, but having feen them afar off, and were perfuaded of them, and embraced them, and confeffed that they were ftrangers and pilgrims on the earth.
Gal. iii. 7. Know ye therefore that they who are of faith, the fame are the children of Abraham. ́v. 8. And the fcripture foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gofpel unto Abraham, faying, In thee fhall all nations be blessed. v.9. So then they who be of faith, are bleffed with faithful Abraham. v. 14. That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jefus Chrift, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
35. n Mark xvi. 15. And he faid unto them, Go ye unto all the world, and preach the gospel to every crea
• Mat. xxviii. 19. Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptifing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Ghoft: v. 20. Teaching them to obferve all
per p; in which grace and falvation are held forth in more fulness, evidence and efficacy to all nations q.
Q.36. Who is the Mediator of the covenant of grace?
A. The only Mediator of the covenant of grace is the Lord Jefus Chrift r, who being the eternal Son of God, of one fubftance and equal with the Father, in the fulness of time became man t, and fo was and continues to be God and man in two entire distinct natures, and one person for ever.
things whatfoever I have commanded you and lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.
1 Cor. xi. 23. For I have received of the Lord, that which alfo I de livered unto you, that the Lord Jefus, the fame night in which he was betrayed, took bread: v. 24. And when he had given thanks, he brake
and faid, Take, eat; this is my body which was broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. v. 25. After the fame manner alfo he took the cup, when he had fupped, faying, This cup is the new tefta. ment in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it in remembrance of me.
q 2 Cor. iii. 6. to the end. Who hath alfo made us able minifters of the new teftament, not of the letter, but of the fpirit: for the letter ki Jeth, but the Spirit giveth life. v. 7. But if the adminiftration of death written and engraven in ftones, was glorious, v. 8. How fhall not the miniftration of the Spirit be rather glorious? v. 9. If the miniftration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the miniftration of righteoufnefs exceed in glory. &c. Heb. viii. 6. But now bath he obtained a more excellent miniftry, by how much allo he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promifes. v. 10. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Ifrael after thofe
days, faith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they fhall be to me a people. v. 11. And they fhall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, faying, Know the Lord, for all fhall know me, from the leaft to the greateft. Mat. xxviii. 19. Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of, &c.
36. r 1 Tim. ii. 5. For there is one God, and one Mediator between God and men, the man Chrift Jefus.
John i. 1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the word was God, v. 14. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth. John x. 30. I and my Father are one. Phil. ii. 6. Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God.
1 Gal. iv. 4. But when the fulness of the time was come, God fent forth his Son made of a woman, made under the law.
v Luke i. 35. And the angel anfwered and faid unto her, The Ho ly Ghoft fhall come upon thee, and the power of the highest shall overfhadow thee: therefore alfo that holy thing which fhall be born of thee fhall be called the Son of God. Rom.
37 How did Corift, being the Son of God, become man? Christ the Son of God became man, by taking to himfelf a true body, and a reafonable foul w, being conceived by the power of the Holy Ghoft, in the womb of the virgin Maof her fubftance, and born of her x, yet without fin y.
Q. 38. Why was it requifite that the Mediator fhould be God?, A. It was requifite that the Mediator fhould be God, that he might fuftain and keep the human nature from finking under the infinite wrath of God, and the power of death z: give worth
ix. 5. Whofe are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Chrift came, who is over all, God bleffed for ever. Amen. Col. ii. 9. For in him dwelleth all the fulnefs of the Godhead bodily. Heb, vii. 24. But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. v. 25. Wherefore he is able alfo to fave them to the uttermoft, that come unto God by him, feeing he ever liveth to make inter ceffion for them.
37. John i. 14. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth. Mat. xxvi. 38. Then faith he unto them, My foul is exceeding forrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here and watch with me,
x Luke i. 27. To a virgin efpouf ed to a man whofe name was Jofeph, of the houfe of David; and the virgio's name was Mary. V. 31. And behold thou fhalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a Son, and fhalt call his name Jefus. v. 35. And the angel anfwered and faid unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Higheft hall overshadow thee: therefore alfo that holy thing which Thall be born of thee, fhall be called the Son of God. v. 42. And (Eli
fabeth) fpake out with a loud voice, and faid, Bleffed art thou among women, and bleffed is the fruit of thy womb. Gal. iv. 4. But when the fulaefs of the time was come, God fent forth his Son made of woman, made under the law.
y Heb. iv. 15. For we have not an high priest who cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmi. ties; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without fin. Heb. vii, 26. For fuch an high priest be came us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, feparate from finners, and made higher than the heavens.
38. z Acts ii. 24. Whom God hath raised up, having loofed the pains of death; because it was not poffible that he should be holden of it. v. 25. For David fpeaketh concerning him. I forefaw, the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand that I fhould not be moved. Rom. i. 4. And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the refurrection from the dead. Compared with Rom. iv. 25. Who was delivered for our offences, and was raifed again for our juftification. Heb. ix, 14. How much more shall the blood of Chrift, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without foot to God, purge your confcience from dead works to ferve
and efficacy to his fufferings, obedience and interceffion a; and to fatisfy God's juftice b, procure his favour c, purchase a peculiar people d, give his Spirit to them e, conquer all their enes mies f, and bring them to everlasting falvation g.
the living God?
a Acts xx. 28. Take heed therefore unto yourfelves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghoft hath made you overfeers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchafed with his own blood. Heb, ix. 14. How much more fhall the blood of Chrift, who through the eternal Spirit offered himfelf with out fpot to God, purge your confcience from dead works, to ferve the living God? Heb. vii. 25. Wherefore he is able alfo to fave them to the uttermoft, that come unto God by him, feeing he ever liveth to make interceffion for them., v. 26. For fuch an high priest be came us, who is holy, harmlefs, undefiled, feparate from finners, and made higher than the heavens: v. 27. Who needeth not daily, as thofe high priests, to offer up facrifices, firft for his own fins, and then for the people for this he did once, when he offered up himself. v. 23. For the law maketh men high priests who have infirmity; but the word of the oath which was face the law, maketh the Son, who is confecrated for evermore.
b Rom. iii. 24. Being juftified freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in Jefus Chrift. v. 25. Whom God hath fet forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteoufnefs, for the remiffion of fins that are paft, through the forbearance of God; v. 26. To declare, I fay, at this time his righteoufoefs: that he might be juft, and the juftifier
of him who believeth in Jefus.
c Eph. i, 6. To the praife of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. Mat. iii. 17. And lo, a voice from heaven, faying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleafed.
d Tit. ii. 13. Looking for that bleffed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God, and our Saviour Jefus Chrift: v. 14. Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar peo ple, zealous of good works.
e Gal. iv, 6. And because ye are fons, God hath fent forth the Spirię of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
f Luke i. 68. Bleffed be the Lord God of Ifrael, for he hath visited and redeemed his people. v. 69. Aud hath raised up an horn of falvation for us, in the house of his fervant David. v. 71. That we should be faved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us. v. 741 That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hands of our enemies, might ferve him without fear.
g Heb. v. 8. Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he fuffered. v. 9. And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal falvation unto all them that obey him. Heb, ix. 11. Bat Chrift being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; v. 12. Neither by