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2. Who was he?
À. Governor of Fudea, Luke iii. 1. Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Cesar, Pona tius Pilate being Governor of Judea, and Herod being Terrarch of Galilee, and bis Brother Philip Tetrarch of Iturea, and of the Region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias ibe Tetrarch of Abilene..
2. How came he to suffer under himn ?
A. The Jews delivered him to him, Matth. xxvii. 1, 2. When the morning was come, all the chief friests and elders of the people took councel agăinjt Jefus to put bim to death; and when they had bound bin, they led bine away, and delivered bini to Pontius Pilate the Governor. John xviii. 30,31. They answered and said unto him, If he were not a malefa&tor we would not bave delivered bin up unto thee. Then said Pilate into them, take ye him and judge bin according to your law. Tbe Fews tberefore said unto him, It is not lawful for us to put any man to death.
Q. What did he do to him ?.
A. He acknowledged him innocent, and yet condemned him to die, Matth. xxvii. 24, 26. Whew Pilate faw that he could frevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, be took water, and wajine ed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am ina nocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it, Then released be Barabbas unto them : and wheir be bad scourgod Fesus, be delivered bim to be crua cified.
9. How do ye prove he was crucified ?
A. Luke xxiii. 33. And when they were come to the place wbich is called Calvary, there they cruci, frod bin and the malefactors; one on the right hand, and the other on the left.
2. What was that?
A. They fastend his Body to a Cror, with Nails drove through his Hands and Feet, Pfal, xxii. 16. For drgs have compassed me, the assembly of the picked have enclosed me : they pierced ney
Hands and my Feet. Matth. xxvii 35. And they crucified him, und parted his garments, casting lots : that it might be fulfilled which was Spoken by the Prophet, They parted my Garments among them, and upon my Vesture did ihey cast lots. Zech. xii. 10.
And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem the spirit of Grace and of Supplications, and they fall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they fall mourn for bim as ose mourneth for his only Son, and all be in bitterness for him as one that is in bitterness for his first-born. John xix. 34. And one of the Soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there ont blood and water.
Q. Why so? . A. That he might redeem us from the Curse of the Law, Deut. xxi. 23. His body mall not remain all night upon the tree, but thon Malt in any wise bury him that day (for he that is hanged is accursed of God) that thy land be not defiled which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an Inheritance. Gal. iii. 13. Christ haih redeemed us from the curse of the Law, being made a curse for us': For it is written, cursed is every one that hangeth on a Tree.
Q. How long did he hang ? '
A. Ihree Hours, Luke xxii. 44. And it was about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over all the earth,' until the ninth hour. Mark xv. 19. And when the Centurion which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the Ghost, be said, Truly this man was the Son of God. During which time he prayed, Luke xxiii. 24. Then said Jefus, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do; and they parted his raiment and cast Lots. Converted the Thief, Verse 43. And Jesus Said unto him, verily I say unto thee; to day shalt
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thon be with me in Paradise. Said to his Mother, John xix. 26. When Jesus therefore Saw his mother and the Disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman behold thy Sun.
Q. How do ye prove he dyed ?
A. Luke xxiii. 46. And when Jesus had cryed with a loud voice, he said, Father into thy hands I commend my Spirit, and having said thus he gave
up the Ghost. John xix. 30. When Jesus therefore I had received the Vinegar, he said it is finished : and
he bowed his head and gave up the Ghost. Matth. xxvii. 50. Jesus, when he had cried again with a ·loud voice, yielded up the Ghoft. Mark xv. 37.
And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the Ghoft.
Q. Why did he die?
A. For us, Rom, v. 8. But, God commendeth his love towards us, in that while we were yet Sinners Christ died for us. I Cor. xv. 3. For I delivered unto you forst of all, that which I also received, how that Christ died for our Sins, according to the Scriptures. Ifai. liii. 6. All we like meep have gone astray: we have turned every one to his own way, and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. :
Q. What Benefit is that to us ?
A We are thereby reconciled to God, Rom. v. 10. For if when we were' enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son: much more being reconciled, we shall be saved by his Life. Matth xx. 28. Even as the son of man came not to be ministred unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ran. som for many. 1 John ii. 2. And he is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the fins of the whole world. Tim. i. 6. Who
And buried: He descended into Hell,
Q. How do ye prove that it is necessary to believe that Christ was buried ?
A. I Cor. xv. 3, 4. For I delivered unto you first
That we may be sure he was really dead.
A. Jofeph of Arimathea and Nicodemus, John xix. 38, 39, 40, 41, 42. And after this Joseph of Arimathea, (being a Disciple of Jesus, but sem cretly for fear «f the Jews) befought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus; and Pilate gave bim leave: Hécame therefore and took, the Body of
Jcfus. And there came also Nicodemus '(which at the first came to Jerus by night) and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes; about an hundred pound weight. Then took they the body of Jefus, and wound it in linnen cloaths, with the Spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury. Now in the place where he was crucified, there was a garden ; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man jet laid. There laid they Jefus there. fore, because of the Jews preparation day, for the fepulchre was nigh at hand. Ifa. liii. 49. And be made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death, because he had done no violence, neither was amay deceit in his mouth.