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

Ă. Christ thé Son of God became man, by taking to himself a trne 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 siny

Q. 38. Why was it requisite that the Mediator should be God?

A. It was requisite that the Mediator should be God, that he might sustain and keep the human nature from sinking

under thought it not robbery to be equal ful, even unto death : tarry ye here, with God.

and watch with me. t Gal. iv. 4. But when the fulness x Luke i. 27. To a virgin espoused of the time was come, God sent forth to a man, whose name was Joseph, of his Son, made of a woman, made un the house of David; and the virgin's der the law.

name was Mary. Ver. 31. And, u Luke i. 35. And the angel an

behold, thou shalt conceive in thy swered and said unto her, The Holy wonib, and bring forth a son, and Ghost shall come upon thee, and the

shalt call his nanie Jesus. Ver. 35. power of the Highest shall over And the angel answered and said shadow thee: therefore also that holy

unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come thing, which shall be born of thee, upon thee, and the power of the shall be called the Son of God. Highest shall overshadow thee : Rom. ix. 5. Whose are the fathers, therefore also that holy thing, and of whom, as concerning the

which shall be born of thee, shall be flesh, Christ came, who is over

called the Son of God. Ver. 42. all, God, blessed for ever. Anen.

And Elisabeth spake out with a loud Col. ii

. 9. For in him dwelleth .all voice, and said, Blessed art thou the fulness of the Godhead bodily. among women, and blessed is the Heb. vii. 24. But this nian, be

fruit of thy womb. Gal. iv. 4. But cause he continueth ever, hath an

when the fulness of the time was. unchangeable priesthood. Ver. 25. Wherefore he is able also to save

come, God sent forth his Son, made then to the uttermost that conie

of a woman, made under the law.

y Heb. iv. 15. For we have not unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for then.

an high priest which cannot be

touched with the feeling of our John i. 14. And the Word infirmities; but was in all points

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us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. Mat., xxvi. 38. Then saith he unto then, My soul is exceeding sorrow

out sin. “ Heb. vii. 26. For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens.

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88: 2 Acts ii, 24. Whom God hath heavens; Ver. 27. Who needeth raised up, having loosed the pains of not daily, as those high priests, to death: because it was not possible offer up sacrifice, first for his own that he should be holden of it. sins, and then for the people's : for Ver. 25. For David speaketh con this he did cnce, when he offered up cerning him, I foresaw the Lord al himself. Ver. 28. For the law nak.

my face; for he is on eth men high priests which have in. my right hand, that I should not be firmity; but the word of the oath, moved. Rom. i. . 4. And declared which was since the law, maketh the to be the Son of God with power, Son, who is consecrated for everaccording to the Spirit of holiness, more. by the resurrection from the dead. b Rom. iii. 24. Being justified free. Compared with Rom. iv. 25. Who ly by his grace, through the redempwas delivered for our offences, and tion that is in Jesus Christ : Ver.

was raised again for our justifica 25. Whom God hath set forth to creation. Heb. ix. 14. How much be a propitiation through faith in his

more shall the blood of Christ, blood, to declare his righteousness who through the eternal Spirit for the remission of sins that are offered himself without spot to past, through the forbearance of God, purge your conscience from God; Ver. 26. To declare, I say, dead works, to serve the living at this time his righteousness : that God?

he might be just, and the justiActs xx. 28. Take heed there. fier of hini which believeth in Jefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock; over the which the Holy Eph. 1. 6. To the praise of the Ghost hath made you overseers, to

glory of his grace, wherein he hath feed the church of God, which he made us accepted in the Beloved. hath purchased with his own blood. Mat. iii. 17. And, lo, a voice from Heb. ix. 14. How much more shall heaven, saying, This is my beloved the blood of Christ, who through Son, in whom I am well pleased. the eternal Spirit offered himself d Tit. ii. 13. Looking for that without spot to God, purge your

blessed hope, and the glorious apconscience from dead works, to pearing of the great God, and our serve the living God ? Heb. vii. 25. Saviour Jesus Christ; Ver. 14. Who Wherefore he is able also to save gave himself for us, that he might them to the uttermost that come redeem us from all iniquity, and unto God by him, seeing he ever purify unto himself a peculiar people, liveth to niakė intercession for zealous of good works. them. Ver. 26. For such an high

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Q. 39. Why was it requisite that the Mediator should be f l Why ea man?

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ceive I Luke i. 68. Blessed be the Lord science from dead works to serve God of Israel; for he hath visited the living God? Ver. 15. And for and redeemed his people, Ver. 69.

this cause he is the Mediator of the And hath raised up an horn of new testament, that by means of 4. Why servant David: Ver. 71. That we

transgressions that were under the should be saved from our enemies, first testament, they which are calland from the hand of all that hate ed might receive the promise of Ver. 74. That he would grant

eternal inheritance. unto us, that we, being deliver 39. h Heb. ii, 16. For verily he ed out of the hand of our

took not on him the nature of anmies, might serve him without gels ; but he took on him the seed of fear.

Abraham.' 8 Heb. v. 8. Though he were a

i Gal. iv. 4. But when the fulness Son, yet learned he obedience by the of the time was come, God sent things which he suffered : Ver. 9. forth his Son, made of a woman, And being made perfect, he became made under the law. the author of eternal salvation unto

k Heb. ii. 14. Forasmuch then as all them that obey him. Heb. ix. the children are partakers of flesh 11. But Christ being come

and blood, he also hinıself likewise high priest of good things to come,

took part of the same : that through by a greater and more perfect ta

death he might destroy him that bernacle, not made with hands, had the power of death, that is

, that is to say, not of this building; the devil.

Heb. vii. 24. But this Ver. 12. Neither by the blood of man, because he continueth ever, goats and calves, but by his own

hath an unchangeable priesthood. blood, he entered in once into the

Ver. 25. Wherefore he is able also holy place, having obtained eternal

to save them to the uttermost that redemption for us.. Ver. 13. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and

come unto God by him, seeing he

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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 sins.

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stone, elect, precious; and he that might receive the adoption of sons.

believeth on him shall not be conHeb. iv. 16. Let us therefore founded. come boldly unto the thrcne of

41. I Mat, i, 21. And she shall grace, that we may obtain mercy, bring forth a son, and thou shalt calf and find grace to help in time of his name Jesus ; for he shall save his Dieed.

people from their sins. 40.° Mat, i. 21. And she shall

42. r John iii. 24, For he whom bring forth a son, and thou shalt call

God hath sent speaketh the words of his name Jesus : for he shall save his

God : for God giveth not the Spirit people from their sins.

Ver. 23. · by measure unto him. Psal. xlv. 7. Behold, a virgin shall be with child, Thou lovest

' righteousness, and hatest and shall bring forth a son, and they wickedness: therefore God, thy God, shall call his name Emmanuel, which, hath anointed thee with the oil of being interpreted, is, God with us.

gladness above thy fellows: Mat. iii. 17. And, ló, a voice fronı

S John vi. 27. Labour not for the heaven, saying, This is my beloved

meat which perisheth, but for that Son, in whom I am well pleased.

meat which endureth unto everlastHeb, ix. 14. How much more shall ing life, which the Son of man shall the blood of Christ

, who through give unto you : for him hath God the the eternal Spirit offered himself

Father sealed. 'Mat, xxvii. 18. And without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve

Jesus came, and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in

heaven and in earth. Ver. 19. Go ye P1 Pet. ii. 6. Wherefore also it therefore, and teach all nations, bapis contained in the scripture, Bc. tizing them in the nanje of the Fas

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Q. 43. How ther, and of the Son, and of the that is passed into the heavens, Jesus Holy Ghost: Ver. 20. Teaching the Son of God, let us hold fast our them to observe all things whatso

profession. Ver. 15. - For we have ever I have commanded you : and, lo,

not an high priest which cannot be I am wish you alway, even unto the touched with the feeling of our inend of the world. Amen.

firmities, but was in all points temptt Acts iji. 21. Whom the heaven ed like as must receive until the times of restie sin. tution of all things, which God hath w Psal. ii. 6. Yet have I set my spoken by the mouth of all his holy King upon my holy hill of Zion. prophets since the world began. Mat. xxi. 5. Tell ye the daughter of Ver. 22. For Moses truly said unto

Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, your God raise up unto you of your

and a colt- the foal of an ass. Isa. brethren, like unto me; him shall ye ix. 6. For unto us a child is born, unhear in all things whatsoever he shall to us a son is given, and the govern. say unto you. Luke iv. 18. The

ment shall be upon his shoulder : and Spirit of the Lord is upon me,

be his name shall be called Wonderful, cause he hath anointed me to preach

Counsellor, The mighty God, The the gospel to the poor, he hath everlasting Father, The Prince of sent me to heal the broken-heart Peace. Ver. 7. Of the increase of ed, to preach deliverance to the

his government and peace there shall captives, and recovering of sight be no end, upon the throne of Dato the blind, to set at liberty then

vid, and upon his kingdom, to order that are bruised. Ver. 2). And

it, and to establish it with judgment he began to say unto them, This

and with justice, from henceforth day is this scripture fulfilled in your

even for ever: the zeal of the Lord

of hosts will perform this. Phil. 4 Heb. v. 5. So also Christ glori. ii. 8. And being found in fashion as a fied not himself to be made an high man, he humbled himself, and bepriest ; but he that said unto him,

came obedient unto death, even Thou art my Son, to-day have I be the death of the cross. gotten thee. Ver, 6. As he saith Wherefore God also, hath 'highly also in another place, Thou art a

exalted him, and given hinz'a name priest for ever after the order of which is above Melchisedec : Ver. 7. Who in the

Ver. 10. That at the name of Je. days of his flesh, when he had offer.

sus every knee should bow, of ed up prayers and supplications, with things strong crying and tears, unto him earth, and things under the earth; that was able to save him from

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