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dition to interest them in hiin w, promifeth and giveth lis holy Spirit x to all his ele&t; to work in them that faith y, with all
y, other saving 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 salvation d.
*Q. 33. Was the covenant of grace always administred af ter one and the fame manner?
A. The covenant of grace was not always adminiftred after the same manner, but the administrations of it under the Old Testament were different from those under the New e.
Q. 34. How was the covenant of grace administred under the Old Testament? A. The covenant of grace was administred under the Old Te
stament, w Luke iii. 16. For God so loved faith by my works, 1.22. Seest thou the world, that he gave bis only how faith wrought with bis works, hegotten Son, that whosoever be and by works was faith made per: Jieveth in him, should not perish, feet?. but have everlasting life. Johni.
c 2 Cor. v. 14. For the love of 12. But as many as received him, Chrilt constraineth us, because we to them gave he power to become thus judge, that if one died for all, the fons of God, even to them that then were all dead: v. 15. And believe on his name.
that he died for all, that they who * Prov. i. 23. Behold, I will pour live, should.co *inceforth live un. out my spirit unto you, I will make to themselves, but unto him who known my words unto you. died for them, and rose again.
y 2 Cor. iv. 13. We having the d Eph. ii. 10. For we are his same spirit of faith, according as ic workmanship, created in Christ Jeis written, I believed, and therefore fus unto good works, which God have I spoken : We also believe, and hath before ordained that we should therefore speak.
walk in them, z gal. v. 22. But the fruit of the
33. e 2 Cor. iii. 6. Who also Spirit, is love, joy, peace, long bath made us able ministers of the suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, New Testament, not of the letter, v. 23. Meekness, tempecance : a. but of the spirit : for the letter kil. gaialt such there is no law.
leth, but the Spirit giveth life. v. a Ezek.xxxvi. 37. And I will put 7. But if tlie ministration of death my Spirit within you, and cause you written and engraved in stones, was to walk in my ftarutes, and ye hall glorious, so that the children of irkeep my judgınents and do them, rael could not stedfastly behold the James ii
. 18. Yea, a man may face of Mofes, for the glory of his fay, Thou hast faith, and I have countenance, which glory was to be works : Mhew me thy faith without done away. v. 8. How shall not the thy works, and I will lac w-chee my miniftration of the Spirit be rather
Nament, by promises f, prophecies g, facrifices h, circumcifioni, the passover k, and other types and ordinances; which did all forefignify Christ then to come, and were for that time fuffici- ent to build up the ele&t in faith in the promised Melliah l. by whom they then had full remission of fin and eternal salvation,
Q. 35. How is the covenant of grace administred under the New Testament.
A. Under the New Testament, when Christ the substance was exhibited, the fame covenant of grace was and ftill is to be administred in the preaching of the word n, and the administration of the facraments of baptism o, and the Lord's fap
per Pi glorious ? v. 9. For if the ministra- For even Christ our passover is fa
tion of condemnation be glory, crificed for us, nuch more doth the ministration of (Heb. viii.is. and x. chapters.) righteousness exceed in glory. Heb, xi. 13. These all died io faith,
34. f Rom. xv. 8. Now I fay, not having received the promises, that Jesus Christ was a minister of but having seen them afar off, and the Circumcifion for the truth of were persuaded of them, and em. "God, to confirm the promises made braced them, and confeffed that unto the fathers.
they tvere strangers and pilgrims on g & Ets iii. 20. And he shall send the earth. Jesus Christ, who before was preach- 9 Gal. iii. 7. Know ye therefore ed unto you.
v. 24. Yea, and all that they who are of faith, the same the prophets, from Samuel and those are the children of Abraham, v. 8. that follow after, as many as have And the scripture foreseeing that spoken, hare likewise fortold of God would justify the heathen 'these days.
through faith, preached before the 6 Heb. 8. 1. For the law having gospel unto Abraham, faying, In a shadow of good things to come, thee shall all nations be blessed. v.9. and not the very image of the So then they who be of faith, are things, can never with those facri- blessed with faithful Abraham. v. *fces which they offer year by year 14. That the blelling of Abraham continually, make the comers there might come on the Gentiles througla unto perfelt.
Jefus Christ, that we might receive i Rom. iv. 11. And he received the promise of the Spirit througa the figo of circumcifion, a seal of faith. the righteoufness of the faith which
35. n Mark xvi. 15. And he said he had yet being uncircumcised, unto them, Gu ye unto all the world, that he might be the father of all and preach the gospel to every crea"them that believe, though they be ture. not circumcised; that righteousness Ma:. xxviii. 19. Go ye therefore might be imputed unto them also. and teach all nations, baptising thern
K 1 Cor. v. 7. Purge out therefore in the name of the Father, and of the old leaven, 'that ye 'may be a the Son, and of the holy Ghoft: v. "new lunup, as ye are wslearened, -20. Teaching them to observe all per p; in which grace and salvation 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 Jesus Christ r, who being the eternal Son of God, of one fubAance and equal with the Father , in the fulness of time became mánt, and so was and continues to be God and man in two entire distinct natures, and one person for ever o.
things whatsoever I have commanded days, faith the Lord; I will pue you : and lo, lam with you alway, my laws into their mind, and write even unto the end of the world. them in their hearts; and I will be
f 1 Cor. xi. 23. For I have receivto them a God, and they fhall be to ed of the Lord, that which also I do me a people. v. 11. And they shall livered unto you, that the Lord Je- not teach every man bis neighbour, sus, the fame night in which he was and every man his brother, saying, betrayed, took bread: v. 24. And Know the Lord, for all shall know when he had given thanks, he brake me, from the Jealt to the greatest. istand said, Take, eat; this is my Mat, xxviii. 19. Go ye therefore and body which was broken for you: tcach all nations, baptizing them in this do in remembrance of me. v. the name of, &c. 25. After the same manner also he 36, 7 i Tim. ii, s. For there is took the cup, when he had supped, one God, and one Mediator between saying, This cup is the new telta. God and men, the man Christ Jesus. meat in my blood : this do ye, as oft John i. 1. In the beginning was
drink it in remembrance of me. the Word, and the Word was with 9 2 Cor. ii. 6. to the end, who God, and the word was God, v, 14. hath also made us able ministers of And the Word was made flesh, and the new testament, net of the letter, dweh among us and we beheld his but of the spirit : for the letter kil glory, the glory as of the only beJeth, but the Spirit giveth life. v. 7. gorten of the Father) full of grace But if the administration of death and truth. John X. 30. I and my written and engiaven in stones, was Father are one. Phil. ii. 6. Who glorioas, v. 8. How Thall not the being in the form of God, thought ministration of the Spirit be rather it not robbery to be equal with God. glorious ? v. 9. If the miniftration of * Gal. iv. 4. But when the fulness condemnation be glory, much more of the time was come, God sent doth the ministration of righteous. forth his Son made of a woman, pels exceed in glory, &c. * Heb. viii. made under the law. 6. But now bath he obtained a more v Luke i. 35. And the angel an. excellent ministry, by how much fwered and said unto her, The Ho. allo he is the niediator of a better ly Ghost shall come upon thee, and covenant, which was established upon the power of the highest shall overbetter promises. v. 10. For this Shadow thee : therefore also that hois the covenant 'that I will make ly thing which shall be born of thee with the house of Ifrael aftor those thall be called the Son of God. Rom.
& 37 How did Corist, being the Son of God, become man? 2 Christ the Son of God became man, by taking to himself 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 sin y,
Q. 38. Why was it requisite that the Mediator should be God?
A. It was requisite that the Mediator should be God, that he might sustain and keep the human nature from sinking under the infinite wrath of God, and the power of death z: give worth
ix. 5. Whose are the fathers, anľ sabeth) spake out with a loud voice,
feeing he ever liveth to make inter like as we are, yet without fin. Heb.
vii, 26. For fuch an high priest be. 37. w John 1.14. And the Word came us, who is holy, harmless, unwas made flesh, and dwelt among defiled, separate from finners, and us (aud we beheld his glory, the made higher than the heavens. glory as of the only begotten of the 38. 2 Ads ii. 24. Whom God Father) full of grace and truth. hath raised up, having loosed the Mat. xxvi. 38. Then faith he unto pains of death; because it was not them, My soul is exceeding sorrow. possible that he should be holden of ful, even unto death : tarry ye here it. V. 25. For David speakerb conaod watgh with me,
cerning him. I foresaw the Lord * Luke i. 27. Tu a virgio espouso always before my face, for he is on ed to a man whose name was Joseph, my right hand that I should not be of the house of David; and theʻvir. moved. Rom. i. and declared gio's name was Mary. v. 31. and to be the Son of God with
power, behold thou shalt conceive in thy 'according to the Spirit of holiness, womb, and bring forth a Son, and by the refurrection from the dead. shalt call his name Jesus. v. 35. Cornpared with Rom. iv. 25. Who And the angel answered and said was delivered for our offences, and unto her, The Holy Ghost shall was raifed again for our justification. come upon thee, and the power of Heb. ix, 14. How much more shall the Highest lhall overshadow thee : the blood of Christ, who through therefore allo that holy thing which the eternal Spirit offered himself Thall be born of thee, shall be called without spot to god, purge your the Sea of God. 9.42. And (Elis conscience from dead works to serve
and efficacy to his fufferings, obedience and intercession to satisfy God's justice b; procure his favour c, purchase a peculiar people d, give his Spirit to them e, conquer all their ener mies f, and bring them to everlasting falvation g.
the living God?
of him who believeth in Jesus. a Alts xx. 28. Take heed there- c Eph. i, 6, To the praise of the fore unto yourselves, and to all the glory of his grace, wherein he hath flock, over the which the Holy Ghost made us accepted in the beloved: hath made you overseers, to feed Mat. iii. 17. And lo, a voice from the church of God, which he hath heaven, saying, This is my beloved purchased with his own blood. Heb. Son, in whom I am well pleased, ! ix. 14. How much more thall the d Tit. ii. 13. Looking for that blood of Christ, who through the blessed hope, and the glorious ap. eternal Spirit offered bimfelf with. pearing of the great God, and our out spot to God, purge your con- Saviour Jesus Chrift: v. 14. Who science from dead works, to serve gave himself for us, that he might the living God? Heb. vii. 25. redeem us from all iniquity, and Wherefore he is able also to save purify unto himself a peculiar peo them to the uttermolt, that come, ple, zealous of good works. unto God by him, seeing he ever e Gal. iv, 6. And becao se ye are liveth to niake intercession for them. fons, God hath sent forth the Spiriç v. 26. For such an high priest be- of his Son into your hearts, crying, came us, who is holy, harmless, un. Abha, Father. defiled, separate from fioners, and f Luke i. 68. Blessed be the Lord. made higher than the heavens : v. God of Israel, for he hath visited 27. Who needeth not daily, as those and redeemed his people. v. 69. Aud high priests, to offer up sacrifices, hath raised up an horn of salvation firft for his own lins, and then for for us, in the house of his servant the people : for this he did once, David. v. 71. That we should be when he offered up himself. v. 23. faved from our enemies, and from For the law maketh men high priests the hand of all that hate us, v.743 who have infirmity; but the word That he would grant unto us, that of the oath which was face the law, we being delivered out of the hands maketh the Son, who is consecrated of our enemies, might serve him for evermore,
without fear, b Rom. üi. 24. Being justified g Heb. v. 8. Though he were a freely by his grace, through the re- Son, yet learned he obedience by the demption that is in Jesus Christ. v. things which he suffered. v. 9. 25. Whom God hath set forth to And being made perfect, he became be a propitiation through faith in the author of eternal falvation unto his blood, to declare his righteous. all them that obey him. Heb, ix. 11. ness, for the remission of Sins that Bat Christ being come an high priek are past, through the forbearance of good things to come, by a greatof God; v. 26. To declare, I say, er and more perfect tabernacle, not at this time bis righteousoess : that made with hands, that is to say, dot ke might be jul, and the justifier of this building; v. 12. Neither by