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Sins and Debts, Acts xiiu 36. And by him all that believe are justified from all Things.
Q;_ 9. What is the second Inserence r
A. That it is a searful Thing to sall into the Hands of an .absolute God, Luke xxiii. 31. For if they do these Thirgs in a green Tree, what stall be done in the dry?
Q__ 10. What is the third Inserence?
A. That it is impossible for Man to satisfy God for his own Sins, Psal. exxx. 3. If thou, Lord, stouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, whostall stand?
.Qi, 11. What is the last Inserence?
A. That the Christian Religion only settles the Conscience in Peace, Heb. ix. 14. How much more stall the Blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himstlf without Spot to Godl purge your Consciences srom dead Works to serve the living God?
Of Christ's Kingly Office.
Quest. 26. T_T O W doth Christ execute the Ossice of a ft Kings
A. Christ executeth the Ossice of a King in subduing us to himself, in ruling and desending us, and restraining and conquering all his and our Enemies.
Q;_ 1. How manifold is Christ's Kingdom?
A. Twofold: First, Internal in Mens Souls, Luke xvii. 20. Behold the Kingdom of God is within you: Secondly, External over the World, Eph. i. 22. And hath put all Things under his Feet, and gave him to be head over all Things to the Church.
Q^ 2. What is the End of Christ's providential Kingdom?
A. The good and Salvation of the Church, John xvii. 2. As thou hast given him Power over all Flest, that he stould give .eternal Life to as many as thou hast given him.
Q^ 3. Wherein doth he exercise his Kingly Power? .
A. In restraining his, and his Peoples Enemies, Psal. Ixxvi. 10. Surely the Wrath of Man stall praise thee, the Remainder of Wrath stalt thou restrain.
Q^ 4. How else is it exercised f
A. In protecting his Church amidst all Enemies, Exod.
iii. 3. iii. 3. And Moses said, I will now turn afide, and see this great Sight, why the BuJh is not burnt;
0^5. What Instrument doth Christ use?
A. Angels are mini string Spirits to him, Heb. i. 14. An they not all minifrring Spirits, sent forth to minister for them 'who Jhall be Heirs of Salvation? And Men, yea the worst of Men, Rev. xii. 16. And the Earth helped the Woman, and the Earth opened her Mouth and swallowed up the Flood which the Dragon cast out os his Mouth.
Q^ 6. In what Manner doth Christ rule the World?
A. By supreme Power, Rev. ix. 16. He hath on hit VeJture and on his Thigh a name written. King of Kings, Lord of Lords. And perfect Wisdom, Eph. i. n. In -whom also -me have obtained an Inheritance, being predestinated according to the Purpose of him, who 'worketh all things after the Counsel os his own Will.
Q;_ 7. What learn we from hence?
A. That the-Church is saved amidst all Dangers, Jer. xxx.
11. For lam with thee, saith the Lord, to save thee; though I make a sull End of all Nations, whither I have scattered thee, yet will I not make a full End of thee.
Q^ 8. What is the second Instruction?
A. That the godJy may sasely trust to Christ's Care, 2 Chron. xvi. 9. For the Eyes of the Lord ran to and fro throughout the whole Earth, to Jhew himself strong in the Behalf cf them whose Heart is perseil towards him.
Qv 9. What is the third Instruction?
A. That all Plots against the Church shall surriy be deseated, Isa. Kv. 17. No Weapon that is formed against thet Jhall prosper.
Q^ 10. What is the fourth Instruction?
A. It gives the Saints sull Satissaction in all Conditions, Ronu viii. 2%. And we know that all Things work together for good to them that lone God, to them that are called according to his Purpose.
Q^ 11. What is the last Inserence?
A. We should not stand in a slavim Fear of Men, Isa. li.
12. I, even I am he that comforteth you; who art thou that (houJheuldst be afraid of a Man that shall die, and of the Sen of Man which Jhall bt made as Grass?
Of Christ's Humiliation.
Quest. 27.TTrHER.EIN did Christ's Humiliation VV consist?
A. drift's Humiliation confisted in his being bcrn, and that in a low Condition, made under the Law, undergoing the Miseries of this Lise, the Wrath of God, and the cursed Beath of the Cross; in being buried, and continuing under the Power of Death for a Time.
Qi 1. What doth Christ's humbling of himself import?
A. His voluntariness in the deepest Point of Self-denial, Psal. xl. 7. Then said I, lo 1 come, in the Volume of the Book it is written of me.
%_ 2. What was the first Act of Christ's Humiliation?
A. His taking Man's Nature on him, with all its sinless Infirmities, Rom. viii. 3. Cod sending his o-wn Son, in the Likeness of finful Flesh, and for Sin condemned Sin in the Fle/A.
Q;, 3. What is the (icond Part of his Humiliation?
A. That mean Lise he lived in this World, which obscured his Divine Glory, Mark vi. 3. It not this the Carpenter, the Son of Mary?
Q^ 4. What was the first Thing in Christ's Lise that humbled him?
A. The Poverty of it, Mat. viii. 20. And Jefusfaith unto him. The Foxes have Holes, and the Birds of the Air home Nests; hut the Son of Man hath not where to lay his Head.
Q^ j. What was the second Thing in his Lise that humbled him?
A. The Temptations of Satan, to which he was subject, Mat. iv. 1. Then-was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the Wilderness, to be tempted of the Devil, and that for our fakes, Heb. 11. 17. Wherefore in all Things it hehoveth him to be made like Mo his Brethren, v. 18. For in that he himself hath suffered, being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.
%_d. What was the third Thing in Christ's Lise that humbled him?
A. His Subjection to the Law, Gal. iv. 4. But when the fulness of the Time was come, God sent forth his Son, mitde os a Woman, made under the Law.
Q^ 7. What was the fourth Thin? in Christ's Lise that humbled him f
A. The Revilings and Contradictions of Sinners, Heb. xii. 3. For corfder him that tnduredsuch Contradictions of Sinners against himself.
Q^. 8. Wherein was Christ humbled in his Death?
A. His Death was painsul and ignominious, Gal. iii. 13. Christ hath redeemed us from the Curse of the Law, being made a Cwse for us. For it is •written, cursed is every one that hangtth on a Tree. Made a Curie for us, and deserted in it, Mat. Xxvii. 46. And ahout the ninth Hour, Jejus criedwith a loud Voice, faying; EH, Eli, LaMasabacktkani, that is to say, My God, my God, a vhy hast thou sorsaken me;
Q^ 9. What is the first inserence from hence?
A. That Lowliness and Humility becomes Christ's Followers, Mat. si. 29. 5'ake my Yoke upon you, and learn of me, for I am meek, end lovely in Heart.
Q. 10. What is the second Inserence!
A. That Christ's Love to Sinners is astonishingly great, 2 Cor. viii. 9. For ye knoix> the Grace of our Lord.sesus Chrif, that though he w as rich, yet fer your fakes he became poor, that ye through his Poverty might be made rich.
Q^ 11- What is the ihird.Inserence?
A. Christians should be ready to suffer for Christ, 1 Pet. 1v. 1. Forasmuch as Christ hath suffered for us in the Flesh; arm yourselves likewise with the saine mind; for he that hath suffered in the Fle>h, hath (easedfrom Sin.
Ch 12. What is the last Inserence?
A. That Humiliation is the true Way to Exaltation, Mat. xxiii. 12, Aud whesoever shall exalt himself, sail be abased; and he that shall humble himsels, shall be exalted.
Of Christ's Exaltation.
Quest. 2S. \T THEREIN confists Christ's Exaltation? W A. Christ's Exaltation confists. in his rising opain from the Dead on the third Day; in ascending up into Heaven, in sitting 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 Step of Christ's Exaltation?
A. His Resurrection from the Dead. Q^ 2. How doth his Resurrection appear? A. By the Scripture Prophesies accomplisht in him, 1 Cor. xv. 4. .And that he =was buried, and that he rofe ageiin the third Day, according to the Scriptures. Q^ 3. Why did Christ rise again?
A. To establish our Faith, and abolish our Sins, 1 Cor. xv. 17. Andef Christ be not risen, your Faith is vain, you are yet inyour Sins.
C^_ 4. What other End was there of Christ's Resurrection? A. To declare his Divine Power, Rom. i 4. And declared to be the Son of God viith Power, according to the Spirit iof Holiness, by the Resurrection from the Dead. And to evidence the fulness of his SatUfactian, John xvi. 10. Of Righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more. Q_ 5. Did Christ rise in the same Body he laid down? A. It was substantially the same, John xx. 27. Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy Finger, and behold my Hands; and reach hither thy Hand, and thruf it into my Side, and be wt Faith 'ess, bnt believing. . •
Qi 6. What doth Christ's Resurrection teach us? A. The certainty of Resurrection after Death, 1 Cor. xv. 20. But no-iv is Christ risen from the Dead, aud become the first fruits .of them that steps.
Q^. 7. What was the second Step of Christ's Exaltation? A. His Aseention after forty Days into Heaven, Acts i. 2, 3. Until the Day in wbich he 'was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given Commandments unto the Apostles, whom he hadebisn, to whom also he shewed himself ali•ve after his Pajfion, by many infallible Proofs, being seen of them sorty Days, and speaking of the Things pertaining to the Kingdom of God.
Qi 8. Why did Christ stay so long on Earth? A. To assure the Truth of" his Resurrection, and to settle the due Government of his Church, Acts i. 2, 3. Q;. 9. For what End did he ascend?
A. To take Poflession of his Glory, John xvii. 5. And noiw, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self, wilh the Ghry which I had with thee before the World was. And that
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