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Q.39. Why was it requisite that the Mediator should be man?
A. It was requifite that the Mediator should be man, that he mighe advance our nature h, perform obedience to the law i, fuffer and make intercession for us in our nature k; have a fel. low-feeling of our infirmities l; that we might receive the adoption of suns m, and have comfort and access with boldness 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 o, and relied on by us, as the works of
the blood of goats and calves, but took part of the same, that through
come boldly unto the throne of grace,
bring forth a son, and thou shalt i Gal. iv. 4. But when the fulness call his name Jefus : for he shall of the time was come, God sent forth fave his people frem their fins. v. 23. his Son made of a womaa, made un - Behold, a virgin shall be with child, der the law,
and fall bring forth a fon, and k Heb. ii. 14. Forasmech then they fhell call his name Emmanuel, as the childrea are partakers of fleth which being interpreted, is, God and blood, he allo himself likewise with us, Mat. iii. 17. And lo, ia the whole person p.
Q.41. Why was our Mediator called Jesus?
4. Our Mediator was called Jesus, because he saveth bis people from their fins
9. Q. 42. Why was our Mediator called Chrift?
A. Our Mediator was called Christ, becaule be was anointed with the Holy Ghost above measure r; and so set apart, and fully, furnished with all authority and ability J, to execute the offices of prophet i, priest v, and king of his
voice from heaven, saying, this is nations, baptizing them in the name my beloved Son, in whom I am of the Father, and of the Sun, and well pleafed. Heb. ix. 14. How of the Holy Ghost: v. 20. Teachmuch more shall the blood of Christ, ing them to observe all things whatwho through the eternal Spirit offer. soever I have commanded you: and ed himself without spot to God, lo, I am with you alway, even unpurge your conscience from dead to the end of the world. Amen. works to serve the living God. t A&ts iii. 21. Whom the heaven
p 1 Pet. ii. 6. Wherefore also it must receive, until the times of reis contained in the scripture, Behold, titution of all things, which God I lay in Zion a chief corner stone, hath [poken by the mouth of all his elect, precious: and he that believ. holy prophets, lince the world beeth on him shall not be confounded: gan. v. 22. For Moses truly said
41. q Mat. i. 21. And the shall unto the fathers, A prophet Thail bring forth a Son, and thou shalt the Lord your God raise up uuto call his name Jesus: for he shall you, of your brethren, like unto fave his people from their fins. me; him fhall ye hear in all things
42. r john ü. 34. For he whom whatsoerer he shall say unto you. God hath sent, speaketh the words Luke iv. 18. The spirit of the Lord of God: for God giveth not the is upon me, because he hath anointSpirit by measure unto him. Psal. ed me, to preach the gospel to the xlv, 7. Thou lovest righteousness, poor, he hath sent me to heal the and hatest wickedness: therefore broken hearted, to preach deliverGod, thy God, hath anointed thee ance to the captives, and recovering with the oil of gladeess above thy of light to the blind, to set at liberfellows.
ty them that are bruised, . 21. f Joho vi. 27. Labour not for the And he began to fay, vato them, meat which perisheth, but for that This day is the scripture fulfilled in meat which endureth unto everlast- your ears. ing life, which the Son of man thall u Heb. v. 5. So also Christ glorigive upto you ; for hire hath God fied not himself, to be made an higla the Father fealed, Mat. xxvii, 18. prieft: but he that said unto bim, And Jesus came and spake unto Thou art my Son, to day bave I them, saying, All power is given begotten thee. v. 6. As be faith unto me in heaven and in earth. v. allo in another place, Thou art a 19. Go ye therefore and tcach all priest for ever after the order of
church w, in the estate both of his humiliation and exaltation.
Q.43. How doth Chris execute the office of a prophet?
A. Chrilt executech the office of a propher, in his revealing to the church * in all ages, by his spirit and word
y, in divers ways of administration z, the whole will of God a,
Melchifedec, v. 7. Who in the days V. 10. That at the name of Jelus of his felh, when he had offered up every knee should bow, of things in prayers 20d fupplications, with heaven, and things in earth, and Itrong cryings, and tears unto him things under the earth ; v. 11. And that was able to save him from death, that every tongue fhonld confess, and was heard in that he feared. that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the Heb. iv, 14. Seeing then that we glory of God the Father. have a great high priest, that is 43. * John i. 18. No man hath paffed into the heavens, Jesus the seen God at any time; the only beSon of God, let us hold falt our pro. gotten Son, which is in the bofom of fellion. v. 15. For we have not an the Father, he hath declared him. high priest who cannot be touched y i Pet. i. 10. Of which falvation with the feeling of our infirmities, the prophets bave enquired, and but was in all points tempted like as searched diligently : who prophesied We are, yet without lia,
of the grace that should come unto w Plal. ij. 6. Yet have I set my you: V. II. Searching what, or King upon my holy bill of Zion. what manner of time the Spirit of Mat. xxi. 5. Tell ye the daughter Christ which was in them did ligniuf Sion, Behold, thy king' cometh fy, when it cestified before hand the voto chee, meek, and fitting upon sufferings of Christ, and the glory
o afs, and a colt the fole of an ass. that should follow. v. 12. Unto Ifa. ix. 6. For unto us a child is whom it was revealed, that not born, unto as a fon is given, and unto themselves, but unto us they the goveróment thall be upon bis did ninifter the things which are fhoulders : and his name hall be now reported unto you, by them called, Wonderful, Counseller, the that have preached the gospel unto mighty God, the everlasting Father, you, with the Holy Gholt fent down The Prince of peace. 5. 7. Of the from heaven ; which thiogs che anipcrease of his goverament and peace gels desire to look idto. there shall be no end, upon the throne 2 Heb. i. 1. God who at sundry of David and upon his kingdom, to times, and in divers manners, (pake order. it, and to establish it with io time paft unto the Fathers, by the jadgment and with justice, from prophets, v. 2. Hach in these last henceforth even for ever : the zeal days spoken unto us by bis Son, of the Lord of hosts will perform whom he hath appointed heir of all this. Phil. ä. 8. And being found things, by wbom also he made the io fashion as a man, he humbled worlds. bimself, and became obedient uoto 7. a juho xv, 15. Henceforth I call death, even the death of the cross, you not fervants ; for the servant .v. 9. Wherefore cod also hath knoweth not what his lord doth : highly exalted him, and given him but I have called you friends ; a name which is above every name:
in all things concerning their edification and salvation h.
Q. 44. How doth Christ execute the office of a Priest?
A. Christ executeth the office of a priest, in his once offering : himself a sacrifice without spot to God c, to be a reconciliation for the sins of his people d; and making continual intercession for them e.
Q. 45. How doth Christ execute the office of a King ?
A. Christ executeth the office of a King, in calling out of the world a people to himself f; and giving them offi
all things that I have heard of my d Heb. ii. 27. Wherefore in all Father, I have made knowo unto things it behoved him to be made you.
like unto his brethren; that he 6 Afts xx. 32. And now, bre• might be a merciful and faithful thren, I commend you to God, and high priest, in things pertaining to to the word of his grace, which is God, to make reconciliation for the able to build you up, and to give fins of the people. you an inheritance among all them e Heb. vii. 25. Wherefore he is who are sanctified. Eph. iv. ii. able also to save them to the utter. And be gave some, apostles : and Rost, that come unto God by him, fome, propheis: and some, evange. seeing he ever liveth to make interlists : and fome, pastors and teach- cession for them. ers; V, 12. For the perfecting of 45. f Aas xv. 14. Simeon hath the saints, for the work of the declared how God at the first did ministry, for the edifying of the visit the Gentiles, to take out of body of Chrift: V. 13. Till we all them a people for his name: 0.15. come in the unity of the faith, and And to this agree the words of the of the knowledge of the Son of God, prophets; as it is written, v, 16. unto a perfect man, urto the mea- After this I will return and will sure of the stature of the fulcess of build again the tabernacle of David Christ. John xx. 31. But these are which is fallen dowo: and I will written, that ye might believe that build again the ruins thereof, and Jesus is the Christ the Son of God, I will set it up. Ifa. lv. 4. Behold and that believing ye might have I have given him for a witness to the life through his name.
people, a leader and cominander to 44. c Heb. ix. 14. How much the people. v. 5. Behold, thou shalt more Shall the blocd of Christ, who call a nation that thou knowelt not, through the eternal Spirit offered and nations that knew not thee, shall himself without spot to God, purge run unto thee, because of the Lord your conscience from dead works to thy God, and for the holy One of serve the living God? v. 28. So Israel; for he hath glorified thee, Christ was once offered to bear the Gen. xlix.io. The sceptre shall not fins of many; and unto them that depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver look for him shall be appear the fe- from between his feet, until Shiloh cond time, without fin, unto salva- come, and unto him all the gation.
thering of the people be. Psal. cx.
cers g, laws h, and censures, by which he visibly governs them i ; in bestowing saving grace upon his ele&t k, rewarding their obedience l, and correcting them for their fios m, preserving and supporting them under all their temptations and sufferings n, restraining and overcoming all their enemies e, and powerfully ordering all things for his own glory p, and
3. Thy people shall be willing in the alted with his right hand to be a day of thy power; in the beautics Prince and a Saviour, for to give of holiness from the womb of the repentance to Ifrael, and forgiveness morning; thou hast the dew of thy of fins, youth.
/Rev.xxii,21. And behold, I come g Eph. iv. 11. And he gave some, quickly; and my reward is with me, apostles : and some, prophets : and to give every man according as his some, evangelists: and some, paltors work shall be. Rev. ii. 10. Fear none and teachers; v. 12. For the per- of those things which thou shalt suffecting of the saints, for the work of fer: behold, the devil fhall cast some the minstry, for the edifying of the of you into prison, that ye may be body of Christ. 1 Cor. xii. 28. And tried; and ye shall have tribulation
God hath set some in the church, ten days : be thou faithful unto first apostles, fecondarily propbets, death, and I will give thee a crown thirdly teachers, after that iniracles, of life. then gifts of healing, helps, govern- m Rev. ii, 19. As many as I love meats, diversities of tongues. I rebuke and chasten : be zealous
b Isa. xxxiii. 22. For the Lord is therefore and repent. our Judge, the Lord is our Law- nlla. Ixiii. 9. In all their afflictien giver, the Lord is our King, he will he was afflicted, and the angel of his fave us.
presence faved them, in his love and i Math. xviii. 17. And if he shall in his pity he redeemed them, and neglect to hear them, tell it unto the he bare them, and carried them all church; but if he neglect to hear the days of old. the church, let him be unto thee as o i Cor. xv. 25. For he must reign an heathen man and a publican. v. till he hath put all his enemies under 18. Verily I say unto you, whatso. his feet. Prae cx. throughout. v, 1. ever ye thall bind on earth, shall be The Lord faid unto my Lord, sit bound in heaven : and whatsoever thou at my right hand until I make ye shall loose on earth, shall be loof- thine enemies thy footstool. ed in heaven. 1 Cor. v. 4. In the The Lord shall send the rod of thy Dame of our Lord Jesus Christ, when trength out of Zion, rule thou in ye are gathered together, and my the midst of thine enemies, &c. spirit with the power of our Lord p Roin. xiv. 10. But why dost thou Jesus Christ, v. s. To deliver such judge thy brother? or why dost thou an une unto Satan for the deltructi- set at nought thy brother? for we on of the flesh, that the spirit may shall all stand before the judgmentbe faved in the day of the Lord seat of Christ, v. 11. For it is writJesus,
ten, As I live, faith the Lord, every k Ads . 31. Him hath God ex knee shall bow to me, and every