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of the facraments of baptismo and the Lord's supper'; in which grace and falvation are held forth in more fulness, evidence and efficacy to all nations.

R. 36. Who is the Mediator of the covenant of grace?

A. The only Mediator of the coverant of grace is the Lord Jesus Christ', who being the eternal Son of God, of one substance and equal with the Father, in the fulness of time became man', and so was, and continues to be, God and man in two entire distinct natures, and one perfon for ever".

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o Mat. 28. 19, 20. Go ye John I. 1. In the begin. therefore and teach all nations, ning was the Word, and the baptizing them in the name of Word was with God, and the the Father, and of the Son, and Word was God. John 10. 30. I of the Holy Ghost.

and my father are one. Phil. p1 Cor. 11. 23, 24, 25, 26. 2.6. Who being in the form For I have received of the Lord of God, thought it not robe that which also I delivered unto bery to be equal with God. you, &c. This do ye, as oft t Gal. 4. 4. But when the as.ye drink it, in remembrance fulness of the time was come,

For as often as ye eat God sent forth his Son, made this bread, and drink this cup, of a woman. ye do shew the Lord's deach v Luke 1. 35. That holy till he come. [Till he come thing which shall be born of to judgment: for he had come thec, shall be called the Son in the Spiric long before this of God, Rom. 9. 5. Whose are time.], See also the gospels. the fathers, and of whom as 92 Cor. 3.6.

concerning the flesh Chrift ri Tim. 2. 5. For there is came; who is over all God blesone God, and one Mediator fed for ever. Amen. Col. 2. 9. between God and men, the For in him dwelleth all the fulman Christ Jesus.

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Q. 37. How did - Christ, being the Son of God, become man?

A. Christ the Son of God became man, by taking to himself a true body, and a reasonable soul", being conceived by the power of the Holy Ghost, in the womb of the Virgin Mary, of her substance, and born of her", yet without kin'.

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Q. 38. Why was it requikte that the Mediator Ihould be God?

A. It was requisite that the Mediator should be God, that he might sustain and keep the human nature from-finking under the infinite-wrath of God, and the power of death'; give worth and efficacy to his fufferings, obedience, and in

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w John 1. 14. And the points tempted like as we are, Word was made fesh, and yet without fin. Heb. 7. 26. dwelt among us. Mat. 26. 38. For such an high priest became My soul is exceeding forrowful, us, who is holy, harmless, uneven unto death.

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Whom -behold thou shalt conceive in God hath raised up, having thy womb, and bring forth a loosed the pains of death; beson, and shalt call his name cause it was not possible that Jesus, The Holy Ghoft shall he should be hulden of it.

upon thee, and the Rum. 1. 4. Declared to be power of the Highest shall the Son of God with power, over shadow thee: therefore according to the Spirit of holialso that holy thing which ness, by the sefurrection from shall be horn of thee, shall be the dead. called the Son of God. Blefled & Acts 20. 28. To feed art thou among women, and thë church of God, which he blessed is the fruit of thy hath purchased with his own womb. Gal. 4. 4. God sent blood. Heb. 9. 14. How much forth his Son made of a wo. more shall the blood of Christ,

who through the eternal Spirit y Heh. 4. 15. For we have offered himself without spot to not an high priest who cannot God, purge your conscience be touched with the feeling of from dead works, to serve our infirmities, but was in all the living God? Heb. 7. 25.

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tercession; and to satisfy God's justice', procure his favouro, purchase a peculiar people", give his Spirit to them, conquer all their enemies', and bring them to everlasting falvation".

Q. 39. Why was it requisite that the mediator Spould be man?

A. It was requisite that the mediator should be man, that he might advance our nature", pero form obedience to the law', suffer and make intercession for us in our nature', have a fellow

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26, 27, 28. Wherefore he is I will send unto you from the able also to save them to the Father. John 16. 7. Chap. 14. uttermott, that come unto God 26. by him, seeing he ever livech f Luke 1. 68, 69, 71, 74. to make interceflion for them. And hath raised up an horn &c.

of salvation for us, that we b Rom. 3. 24, 25, 26. should be saved from our ene. Being justified freely by his mies. grace, through the redemption g Heb. 5. 9. He became that is in Jesus Christ : Whom the author of eternal falvatiGod hath set forth to be a unto all them that obey propitiation through faith in his him. Chap. 9. 11, 12, 13, 14, blood, to declare his righte- 15. ousness, for the remission of h Heb. 2. 16. For verily he fins. That he might be just, took not on him the nature of and the justifier of him who angels; but he took on him the believeth in Jesus.

seed of Abraham. c Eph. I. 6. To the praise of i Gal. 4. 4. God sent forth the glory of his grace, wherein his Sun, made of a woman, he hath made us accepted in made under the law. Rom. the Beloved.

5. 19-By the obedience of d Tit. 2. 13, 14. Who gave one shall many be made righthimself for us, that he might cous. redeem us from al! iniquity, k Heb. 2. 14. Forasmuch and purify unto himself a pe- then as the children are parculiar people, zealous of good takers of flesh and blood, he works.

also himself likewise took part e John 15. 26. But when of the same, that through the Comforter is come, whom death he might destroy him

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feeling of our infirmities'; that we might receive the adoption of sons", and have comfort and access with boldness unto the throne of grace".

Q. 40. Why was it requisite that the mediator Jould 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 uso, and relied on by us, as the works of the whole person”.

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Q. 41. Why was our mediator called Jesus?

A. Our mediator was called Jesus, because he saveth his people from their fins!.

that had the power of death. may obtain mercy, and find Heb. 7. 24, 25. But this man, grace to help in time of because he continueth ever, need. hath an unchangeable priest- o Mat. 1. 21, 23. Behold hood. Wherefore he is able a virgin fhall bring forth a also to save them to the utter- fon, and they shall call his most that come unto God by name Emmanuel, which being him, seeing he ever liveth to interpreted is, God with us, make intercession for them. Mar. 3. 17. This is my he

1 Heb. 4. 15. For we have loved Son, in whom I am well not an high priest who cannot pleased. be touched with the feeling of p 1 Pet. 2. 6. Behold I lay our infirmities; but was in all in Zion a chief cornerstone, points tempted like as we are, elect, precious : and he that yet without fin.

believeth on him shall not be m Gal. 4. 5. To redeem confounded. them that were under the law, 9 Mat. 1, And the that we might receive the adop- shall bring forth a son, and thou tion of fons.

fhalt call his name Jefus : for n Heb. 4. 15, 16. Let he fall save his people from us therefore come boldly unto their fins. the throne of grace, that we

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l. 42. Why was our mediator called Chrill?

A. Our mediator was called Chrift, because he was anointed with the Holy Ghoft above measure'; and so set apart, and fully furnished with all authority and ability', to execute the offices of a prophet', priest', and king ci his church, in the estate both of his humiliation and exaltation".

Q. 43. How doth Christ execute the office of a prophet?

A. Christ executeth the office of a prophet, in his revealing to the church in all ages, by his Spirit and word', in divers ways of administra

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r John 3. 34. God giveth he that said unto him, Thou not the Spirit by measure unto art my Son, to-day have I bebim. Pfa: 45.7. God thy God gotten thee. As he faith also nath anointed rice with ihe oil in another place, Thcu art a of gladness above thy fellows. priest for ever after the order

[ John 6. 27. Labour not of Melchisedec. Heb. 4. 14, for the meat which perisheth, 15. but for that meat which endu- w lsa.9.6. The government reth

everlasting life, shall be upon his shoulder. Of which the Son of man fhall give the increase of his government unto you: for him hath God and peace there shall be no end. the Father sealed. Mat. 28. 19, Pfa. 2, 6.

* John 1. 18. No man hath t A&ts 3. 21, 22. For Moses seen Gud at any time; the only truly faid unto the Fathers, A begotten Son which is in the prophet shall the Lord your bolom of the Father, he hath God raise up unto you, of declared him, your brethren, like unto me; y 1 Pet. 1. 10, 12. him fall ye hear in all things which falvation the prophets whatsoever he shall say unto have enquired, and searched you. Luke 4. 18, 21. diligently, who prophesied of v Heb. s. 5, 6:

So also the grace that should come Christ glorified not himself, to unto you. Unto whom it was be made an high priest : but revealed that not unto them

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