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wearied with his journey, sat on the well. Matth. iv. 2, When he had fasted forly days and forty nights, he was afterwards an hungered. Isaiah liii. 3, He is a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief.
Q. 4. How did Christ bumble himself in his death?
A. Christ humbled himself in his death, l. In regard of the antecedents of it. 2. In regard of his death itself. 3. In regard of the consequents of it.
Q. 5. How did Christ humble himself in regard of the antecedents of his death?
A. Christ humbled himself. in regard of the antecedents of his death, ì. In permitting Judas to betray him. 2. In submitting himself to the officers 10 lake him. 3. In hearing Peter deny him. 4. In suffering the people to mock lim, spit on him, buffet him, and Pilale to scourge and condemn him ; with many affronts and indignities which were offered uito him. Matth. xxvi. and xxrii.
Q: 6. How did Christ humble himself in regard of his death itself?
A. Christ humbled himself in regard of his death itself, in that, 1. The kind of his death was an accursed and disgraceful death, as also a lingering and painful death, being the death of the cross. Philip. ii. 8, Hc humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Gal. iii. 13, Christ was made
curse for us; as it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree. 2. le, together with the pain of his body on the cross, endured the wrath of God, due for man's sin, in his soul. Matth. xxvii. 46, About the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
Q. 7. How did Christ humble himself in regard of the consequents of his death?
A. Christ humbled himself in regard of the consequents of his death, in that, 1. He was buried. Matth. xxvii. 59, 60, And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and laid it in his own new tomb. 2. He continued under the power of death for a time, namely, until the third day. Matth. xii. 40, As Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's
belly, so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
Q. 8. What doth Clirist's humiliation assure us of?
A. Christ's humiliation doth assure us of our redemption, through the merits of his sufferings. Eph. i. 7, in whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.
Q. 9. What duth Christ's humiliation, especially his death, teach us?
A. Christ's humbling himself unto death, doth teach us, 1. To humble ourselves, and be lowly, like unto our Master. Matth. xi. 29, Learn of me, for } am meek and lowly in heart. 2. That as Christ diell for our sins, so we should die to sin, and not to be unwilling to suffer and to die for his sake, if called thereunto. Rom. vi. 8, If we be dead with Christ we shall also live with him. Verse 11, Reckon yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin. i Peter iv. 1, Forasmuch as Christ bath suffered for us, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind.
Q.28. Wherein consists Christ's exaltation?
A. Christ's exaltation consists in his rising again from the dead on the third day, in ascending up into heaven, and situing at the right hand of God the Father, and in coming to judge the world at the last day.
Q. 1. What is the first part of Christ's exaltation ?
A. The first part of Christ's exaltation is his resurrection from the dead.
Q. 2. How do you prove that Christ rose again from the dead?
A. By the many witnesses which saw him, and conversed with him, after his resurrection. I Cor. xv. 5, 6, He was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve; after he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once. 2. Because otherwise our faith would be in vain, the guilt of sin would still remain upon us, and there would be no hope
I Cor. xv. 17, If Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.
Q. 3. By whom was Christ raised from the dead?
A. Christ was raised from the dead by his own power and Spirit, whereby he was declared to be the Son of God
John x. 17, 18, I lay down my life, that I might take it again. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. Rom. i. 4, Declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.
Q. 4. How soon did Christ rise after his death?
A. Christ rose again from the dead on the third day. 1 Cor. xv. 4, He was buritd, and rose again the third day, according to the scriptures.
Q. 5. Did Christ risc again with the same body which was buried ?
A. Christ did rise again with the same body, for he bore the print of the nails in his hands and his feet, and of the spear in his side. John xx. 27, Reach hither ihy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it in my side.
Q. 6. Was not Christ's body corrupted in the grave like the body of others ?
A. No; for God did not suffer him to see corruption. Acts xiji. 37, He, whom God raised again, saw no corruption.
Q. 7. Was not Christ's body mortal after his resurrection ?
A. No:; for then his body did put on immortallity. Rom. vi. 9, Christ, being raised from the dead, dieth no more'; death haih no more dominion over him.
Q.8. What doth the resurrection of Christ teach us?
A. The resurrection of Christ doth teach us to walk in newness of life. Rom. vi. 4, Like as Christ was rai. sed up from the dead by the glory of his Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
Q. 9. What doth the resurrection of Christ assure
us of ?
A. The resurrection of Christ doth assure us, that our bodies shall be raised again from the dead on the last day. I Cor. xv. 20, Now is Christ raised from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept.
Q. 10. What is the second part of Christ's exaltation ?
A. The second part of Christ's exaltation is his ascen. sion into heaven.
Q. 11. How do you prove that Christ ascended into heaven?
A. By the scripture-record of the witnesses which saw him.
Luke xxiv. 50, 51, And he led them out as far as Bethany : and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them. And while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried
into heaven. Q. 12. How long after Christ's resurrection was his ascension?
A. Christ's ascension was forty days after his resurrection. Ačts i. 2, 3, Until the day in which he was ta. ken up, after he had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen : to whom he shewed himself alive after bis passion, by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days.
Q. 13 Wherefore did Christ ascend into heaven?
A. Christ ascended into heaven, 1. That his person (God-man) might be glorified there with that glory which (as God) he had with the Father before the world. Jolin xvii. 5, And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self, with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
2. That he might (as head of the church) take possession of heaven for all his members. Heb. vi. 20, Whither the forerunner is for us entered.
Q. 14. What doth Christ's ascension into heaven teach us?
A. Christ's ascension into heaven doth teach us to set our affections on things above, where Christ is. Col.iii. 2, Set your affections on things above, not on things on the earth.
Q. 15. What is the third part of Christ's exaltation ?
A. The third part of Christ's exaltation, is, his sitting at the right hand of God the Father.
Q. 16. What is meant by Christ's sitting at the right hand of God?
A. By Christ's sitting at the right hand of God, is meant, his being exalted unto the highest honour, and power, and favour in heaven.
Q. 17. What doth Christ do for his people which are on the earth, at the right hand of God in heaven?
A. Christ, at the right hand of God in heaven, 1. Doth
make continual intercession for his people. Rom. viii. 34, Who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. 2. He is preparing a place in heaven for them. John xiv. 2, In my Father's house are many mansions : I go to prepare a place for you.
Q. 18. What is the fourth part of Christ's exaltation ?
A. The fourth part of Christ's exaltation, is his coming to judge the orld. Matth, xxv. 31, 32, &c. When the Son of Man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory; and before him shall be gathered all nations, &c. .
Q. 19. When is it that Christ will come to judge the world?
A. Christ will coře to judge the world at the last day ; then the world shall be at an end, and all things shall be dissolved. 2 Peter iii. 10, But the day of the Lord will come, in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt, with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burnt up.
Q. 20. In what glory will Christ come to judge the world at the last day?
A. Christ will come to judge the world with his own glory, and the Father's, and the holy angels. Luke ix. 26, He shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels.
Q 21. How will Christ judge the world at this his glorious appearance ?
'A. Christ will judge the world at his glorious appear. ance, in righteousness, rendering to every one according to his deserts, Acts xvii. 31, He hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness. 2 Cor. v. 10, We must all appear before the judgmentseat of Christ, that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
Q. 29. How are we made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ?
A. We are made partakers of the redemption purcha