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Q. How could that be, seeing he lay but one whole day?
A. Because he lay the parts of two days, Friday and Sunday.
Q. What day of the Week did he rise again?
A. The first Day, Matth. xxviii. 1. In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn towards the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalen, and the other Mary, to see the Sepulchre. Mark xvi. 2. sind very early in the morning, the first day of the week, they came unto the Sepulchre at the rising of the Sun. Thence called the Lord's Day; Revel. i. 10. I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me A great voice, as of a trumpet. Q. Why did he rise again?
A. For our Justification, Rom. iv. 35. Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification. Aas iii. 26. Unto you fort, God having raised up his Son Jejus, fent hina to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his ini, quity.
He ascended into Heaven,
9. What is that?
A. His Soul and Body were taken up into Heaven, Joh. vi. 62. What and if ye fall see the Son of Man ascend up where he was before. Joh. 111. 13. And no Man hath wfcended up to Heaven but be that came down from Heaven, even the Son of Man which is in Heaven.
0. How doth that appear?
A. Luk xxiv. so, si. And he led them out as far as to Bethany : and be lift up his band, and blesfed thent. And it came to pass, while be blessed them,
be was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. A&. i. 9. And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken #p, and a cloud received him out of their sight.
Q. How do ye prove that he went up as high as Heaven
A. Ads i. 10, 11. And while they looked stedfastly toward Heaven, as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, which also said, ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into Heaven? This Same Jesus which is taken up from you into Heaven,
fhall so come, in like manner as ge have seen bim into Heaven,
2. How long was it after his Resurre&ion before he ascended ?
A. Forty days, Aits i. 3. To whom also he fewed himself alive after his passion, by many infallible proofs, being feen of them forty days, and speak. ing of the things pertaining to the Kingdom of God.
Z. Why did he ascend into Heaven?
^. That he might give us his Holy Spirit from thence, and apply the merits of his Death to us, Psal. Ixviii. 18. Thou haft afcended on high, thou haft led captivity captive, thou hajt received gifts for men; yea for i he rebelliqus also, that the Lord God might dwell among men. Eph. iv. 7, 8. But unto every one of us is given Grace according to the meafure of the gift of Christ; wherefore be faith, when he afcended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. John xvi. 7. Nevertheless, I tell you the truth, it is expedient for you that I go away, for if I go not away, the comforter will not come uno to you, but if I depart I will send him unto you. John xiv. 1, 2. Let not your heart be troubled : ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions : if it were not só, I would.
have told you : I go to prepare #
go to prepare a place for you. Heb. ix. 24. For Christ is not entred into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven it self, now to appear in the
presence of God for us.
And fitteth on the Right Hand of God
the Father Almighty.
Q. How do ye prove that?
A. Mark xvi. 19. So then after the Lord had Spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. Psal. cx. 1. The Lord Said unto my Lord, fit thon at my right hand until I make thine enemies thy footstool. Ads ii. 34.
For David is not afcended into the heavens: but he faith himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, fit thou on my right hand. Rom. viii. 34. Who is he that condemneth, it is Christ that died, jea rather that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who maketh also intercefion for us.
2. What is meant by his sitting or being at the Right Hand of God?
A. His being advanced to the highest Honour and Power over all things, Matth. xxvi. 64. Jesus faith unto him, thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, hereafter hall we see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of hea
1 Pet. iii. 22. Who is gone into beaven, and is on the right hand of God, Angels and Authorities and Powers being made subject unto him. Eph. i. 20, 21, 22. Which be wrought in Christ when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all Principality, and Power, and Might, and Dominion, and
every name that is named, not only in this World, but also in that which is to come; and hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things, to the Church. Phil. ii. 9. Wnerefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a Name which is above
every name. Q. What doth he there?
Ā. Make intercession for us, Rom. viii. 34. Wbo is he that condemneth, it is Christ that died, yea rather risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
i John ii. i. My liitle Children, these things write I unto you, that
је fin not, and if any man fin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. Heb. vii. 25. Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for us. i Tim. ii. s. For there is one God, and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus. John xiv. 13. And whatsoever ye fall ask in my Name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
Q. Why is the Father Almighry here added?
A. To fhew that Christ can now do what he will for us, Matth. xxviii. 18. And Jesus came, and spake unto them, saying, all power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. John X. 29. My Father which gave them me, is greater then all'; and none is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. · Ats v. 31. Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give Repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of fins.
Qs What follows herce?
A. 1. That we trust on him, Rom. viii. 33, 38, 39. Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's cleet? It is God that justifiezh. For I am perswaded
that neither death, mor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor beight, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
2. And Worship him, John v. 22, 23. For the Farber judgetb no man ; but bath committed all judgment unto the Son ; that all men
should bonour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honouretb not the Son, bonouretb not the Father which hath sent him. Heb. i. 6. And again, wben be bringeth in the first begotten into the World, be faith, and let all, the Angels of God worship bim.
From thence he shall come to judge the
quick and the dead,
2. From whence will he come?
A. From Heaven, Afts iii. 20, 21. And be shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you : Who the beaven must receive, until the time of reftitution of all things, which God hath Spoken by the Moutb of all bis holy Prophets fince the World began.
2. How do ye prove that?
A. Ads i. 11. Te men of Galilee, wby stand ye gazing up into heaven, this same Jesus which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come, in like manner as we have seen him go into heaven. Phil. iii. 20. For our conversation is in heaven, from wbence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Cbrift. VOL. I.