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Q. 56. How is Christ to be exalted in his coming again to judge the world?

X. Christ is to be exalted in his coming again to judge

the world, in that he, who was unjustly judged and coneclare demned by wicked men', shall come again at the last day

in great power, and in the full manifestation of his own en cglory, and of his Father's, with all his holy angels, with

a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God“, to judge the world in righteousness'.

Q. 57. What rather, that is risen again, who is the Holy One and the Just, and deeven at the right hand of God, who, sired a murderer to be granted unto also maketh intercession for us. you ; Ver. 15. and killed the Prince * Rom. v. 1. Therefore being of life, whom God hath raised from

the dead, whereof we are witnesses. God, through our Lord Jesus Christ. C Mat. xxiv. 30. And then shall Ver. 2. By whon also we have ac, appear the sign of the Son of man in cess by faith into this grace wherein heaven : and then shall all the tribes we stand, and rejoice in hope of the of the earth mourn; and they shall see glory of God. 1 Jolin ii. 1. My the Son of man coming in the clouds little children, these things write I of heaven, with power and great

you, that ye sin not. And if glory. any man sin, we have an advocate d Luke ir. 26. For whosoever shall with the Father, Jesus Christ the be ashamed of me and of my words, righteous: Ver 2. And he is the of him shall the Son of man be ashapropitiation for our sins; and not for med, when he shall come in his own ours only, but also for the sins of the glory, and in his Father's, and of

the holy angels. Mat. xxv. 31. When Heb. iv. 16. Let us therefore the Son of man shall come in his come boldly unto the throne of grace, glory, and all the holy angels with that we may obtain mercy, and find him, then shall he sit upon the throne grace to help in time of need.

of his glory. 2 Eph. i. 6. To the praise of the ei Thess. iv. 16. For the Lord, glory of his grace, wherein he hath himself shall descend from heaven made us accepted in the Beloved. with a shout, with the voice of the

a 1 Pet. ii. 5. Ye also, as lively archangel, and with the trump of stones, are built

ир a spiritual house, of God; and the dead in Christ shall an holy priesthood, to offer up spi rise first: ritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by

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for the sheep. Ver. 16. And other

Q. 57. What benefits hath Christ procured by his mediation?

A. Christ, by his mediation, hath procured redemption, with all other benefits of the covenant of grace".

Q. 58. How do we come to be made partakers of the benefits als which Christ hath procured ?

4. We are made partakers of the benefits which Christ hath procured, by the application of them unto us, which is the work especially of God the Holy Ghost *.

Q. 59. Who are made parlakers of redemption through Christ?

A. Redemption is certainly applied, and effectually com- det municated, to all those for whom Christ hath purchased? it'; who are in time by the Holy Ghost enabled to believe in Christ according to the gospel ". that man whom he hath ordained ;

of truth, the gospel of your salvation ; whereof he hath given assurance un

in whom also, after that to all men, in that he hath raised him ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit from the dead.

of promise, Ver. 14. Which is the 57. 8 Heb. ix. 12. Neither by the

earnest of our inheritance, until the blood of goats and calves, but by his redemption of the purchased possesown blood, he entered in once into

sion, unto the praise of his glory. the holy place, having obtained eter

John vi. 37. All that the Father givnal redemption for us.

eth me shall come to me; and him that h 2 Cor i. 20. For all the pro

cometh unto me I will in no wise cast mises of God in him are yea, and in

out. Ver. 39. And this is the Father's him amen, unto the glory of God by will which hath sent me, that of all

which he hath given me i should lose 58. i John i. 11. He came unto

nothing, but should raise it up again his own, and his own received him

at the last day. John x. 15. As the Ver. 12. But as many as received him, to them gave he power

Father knoweth me, even so know!

the Father : and I lay down my life to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name. k Tit. ii. 5. Not by works of fold: them also I must bring, and they

sheep I have, which are not of this righteousness which we have done, Lut according to his mercy he saved

shall hear my voice; and there shall be us, by the washing of regeneration,

one fold, and one shepherd.

m Eph. ii. 3. For by grace are ye saand renewing of the Holy Ghost :

ved, through faith; and that not of Ver, 6. Which he shed on us abun- yourselves; it is the gift of God. 2.COM dantly, through Jesus Christ our Saviour.

iv. 13. We having the same spirit of 59. 1 Eph. i. 13, In whom

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Q. 60. Can they who have never heard the gospel, and so know not Jesus Christ, nor believe in him, be saved by their living according to the light of nature ?

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60. a Rom. x. 14. How then shall is the disputer of this world? hath. rol they call on him in whom they have not God made foolish the wisdom

not believed ? and how shall they of this world ? Ver. 21. For after believe in him of whom they have that, in the wisdom of God, the not heard? and how shall they hear world by wisdom knew not God, without a preacher ?

it pleased God by the foolishness 02 Thess. i. 8. In flaming fire, of preaching to save thein that betaking vengeance on them that lieve. Ver. 22. For the Jews ree! know not God, and that obey not quire a sign, and the Greeks seek

the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ : after wisdom : Ver. 23. But we blir Ver. 9. Who shall be punished with preach Christ crucified, unto the.

everlasting destruction from the pre Jews a stumbling-block, and unto sence of the Lord, and from the the Greeks foolishness; Ver. 24. But glory of his power. Eph. ii. 12. unto them which are called, both That at that time ye were with Jews and Greeks, Christ the power out Christ, being aliens from the of God, and the wisdom of God. commonwealth of Israel, and stran

r John iv. 22. Ye worship yé gers from the covenants of promise, know not what: we know what having

no hope, and without God we worship; for salvation is of the in the world." John i. 10. He was Jews. Rom. ix. 31. But Israel, in the world, and the world was which followed after the law of made by him, and the world knew righteousness, hath not attained to him not. Ver. 11. He came unto the law of righteousness. Ver. 32. his

own, and his own received him Wherefore? Because they sought it not. Ver. 12. But as niany as re

not by faith, but as it were by ceived him, to them gave he power

the works of the law : for they to become the sons of God, even

stumbled at that stumbling-stone. to them that believe on his name, Phil. iii. 4. Though I might also

p John viii. 24. I said therefore have confidence in the flesh, If unto you, that, ye shall die in your any other man thinketh that he sins : for if ye believe not that I

hach whereof he might trust in am he, ye shall die in your

sins. the flesh, I more : Ver. 5. Circúm. Mark xvi. 16. He that believeth, cised the eighth dry, of the stock and is baptized, shall be saved; of Israel, of the tribe of Benjabut he that believeth not shall be niin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews;

as touching the law, a Pharisee; 91 Cor. i. 20. Where is the Ver. 6. Concerning zeal, persecy. wise? where is the scribe? where ting the church; touching the righ.

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Q. 61. Are all they saved who hear the gospel, and live in aler the church?

A. All that hear the gospel, and live in the visible church, are not saved; but they only who are true members of the church invisible".

Q. 62. What is the visible church?

Å. The visible church is a society made up of all such as in all ages and places of the world do profess the true religion", and of their children *.

Q. 63. What

teousness which is in the law, blame. eyes, and hardened their heart; dess. Ver. 7. But what things were

that they should not see with their gain to me, those I counted loss for

eyes, nor understand with their Christ, Ver. 8. Yea doubtless, and heart, and be converted, and I I count all things but loss for the should heal them. Rom. ix. 6. excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom hath takem none effect : for they

Not as though the word of God I have suffered the loss of all are not all Israel which are of Israel. things, and do count them but Mat. xxii. 14. For many are called, dung, that I may win Christ,

but few are chosen. Mat. vii. 21. Ver. 9. And be found in him, not

Not every one that saith unto me, having, mine own righteousness, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the which is of the law, but that which kingdom of heaven; but he that is through the faith of Christ, doeth the will of my Father which the righteousness which is of God is in heaven.

Roin. xi. 7. What by faith.

then ? Israel hath not obtained that s Acts iv. 12. Neither is there which he seeketh for ; but the salvation in any other : for there is

election hath obtained it, and the none other name under heaven gi

rest were blinded. yen among men whereby we must.

62. W i Cor. i. 2. Unto the church be saved.

of God which is at Corinth, to them i Eph. v. 29. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ

that are sanctified in Christ Jesiis, is the head of the church : and he

called to be saints, with all that in is the saviour of the body.

every place call upon the name of Je. 61. u John xii. 38. That the say

sus Christ our Lord, both theirs and

1 Cor. xii. 13. For by one ing of Esaias the prophet might be Spirit are we all baptized into one who hath believed our report? tiles

, whether we be bond of free: and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed ? Ver. 39.

and have been all made to drink inTherefore they could not believe,

to one Spirit. Rom. xv. 9. And that because that Esaias said

the Gentiles might glorify God for

again, Ver. 40. He hath blinded their.

his mercy, as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among

ours.

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Q. 63. What are the special privileges of the visible church?

X. The visible church hath the privilege of being under God's special care and government ; of being pro

tected

the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name. therefore, and teach all nations, Ver. 10. And again he saith, Rejoice, baptizing them in the name of the ye Gentiles, with his people. Ver. 11. Father, and of the Son, and of the And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Holy Ghost : Ver. 20. Teaching Gentiles; and laud him, all ye peo them to observe all things whatso ple. Ver. 12. And again Esaias ever I have commanded you : and, saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, lo, I am with you alway, even unand he that shall rise to reign over

to the end of the world. Amen. the Gentiles, in him shall the Gen Isa. lix. 21. As for me, this is my tiles trust. Rev. vii. 9. After this I covenant with them, saith the Lord, beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, My Spirit that is upon thee, and which no man could number, of all my words which I have put in thy nations, and kindreds, and people, mouth, shall not depart out of thy and tongues, stood before the throne, mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy and before the Lamb, clothed with seed, nor out of the mouth of thy white robes, and palms in their seeds seed, saith the Lord, froin hands. Psal. i. 8. Ask of me, and I henceforth and for ever. shall give thee the heathen for thine x 1 Cor. vii. 14, For the unbe. inheritance, and the uttermost parts lieving husband is sanctified by the of the earth for thy possession. wife, and the unbelieving wife is Psal. xxii. 27. All the ends of the sanctified by the husband : else world shall remember and turn were your children unclean; but unto the Lord: and all the kin now are they holy. Acts ii. 39. For dreds of the nations shall worship the promise is unto you, and to before thee.

Ver. 28. For the your children, and to all that are kingdom the Lord's: and he is afar off, even as many as the Lord the governor among the nations.

our God shall call. Rom. xi. 16. Ver. 29. All they that be fat upon

For if the first-fruit be holy, the earth shall eat and worship: all lump is also holy; and if the root they that go down to the dust be holy, so are the branches. Gen, shall bow before him; and none xvii. 7. And I will establish my can keep alive his own soul. Ver. 30. covenant between me and thee, A seed shall serve him ; it shall and thy seed after thee, in their be accounted to the Lord for a generations, for an everlasting covea generation. Ver. 31. They shall nant, to be a God unto thee, and come, and shall declare his righ to thy seed after thee. teousness unto people that shall

63. y Isa. iv. 5. And the Lord be born, that he hath done this. will create upon every dwelling. Psal. xlv. 17. I will make thy place of mount Zion, and upon name to be remembered in all her assemblies, a cloud and smoke generations : therefore shall the by day, and the shining of a fa. people praise thee for ever and ming fire by night: for upon all Mat, xxviii. 19. Go ye the glory shall be a defencē. 'Ver. 6.

ever.

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