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Godg, and the cursed death of the crossh; in being buriedi, and continuing under the power of death for a time k.
Q. 28. Wherein consisteth Christ's exaltation ?
A. Christ's exaltation consistech in his rising again from the dead on the third dayl, in ascending up into heaven m, in sitting at the right hand of God the Father n, and in coming to judge the world at the last day o.
Q. 29. How are we made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ?
A. We beauty that we should defire him. joice, and my tongue was glad; V. 3. He is despised and rejected of moreover also my tieth shall relt in men,a man of corrows,andacquaint- hope : v. 27. Because thou wilt not ed with grief: and we hid as it were leave my soul in hell, neither wilt our faces from him; he was despised, thou suffer thine Holy One to see and we esteemed him not.
corruption. v. 31. He seeing & Luke xxii. 44. And being in an before, fpake of the resurrection of agony, he prayed more earnestly, Christ, that his soul was not left in and his sweat was as it were great hell, neither his flesh did fee corrupdrops of blood falling down to the tion. ground. Mat. xxvii. 46. And about 28. ! Core xv.
And that he the ninth hour Jesus cried with a was buried, and that he rose again loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama fa- the third day,according to the scripbachthani? that is to say, My God, tures. my God, why halt thou forsaken me? m Mark xvi. 19. So then, after the
Phil. ii. 8. And being found in Lord had spoken to them, he was fashion as a man, he humbled him- received up into heaven, and fat on self, and became obedient unto the right hand of God. death, even the death of the cross. n Eph. i. 20. Which he wrought
i i Cor. xv. 3. For I delivered un- in Christ, when he raised him from to you first of all, that which I also the dead, and set him at his own received, how that Chrift died for right hand in the heavenly places. our fins, according to the scriptures: 6 Acts i. 11. Which also faid, Ye v. 4. And that he was buried, and men of Galilee, why stand ye gazthat he rose again the third day, ac- ing up into heaven? this same Jesus cording to the scriptures.
which is taken up from you into heak Ads ii. 24. Whom God hath ven, shall so come in like manner as raised up, having loosed the pains ye have seen him go into heaven. of death: because it was not possible A.ts xvii. 31. Becauic he hath apthat he should be holden of it. v. pointed a day in the which he will 25. For David speaketh concerning judge the world in righteousness, by him, I foresaw the Lord always be that man whom he hath ordained, fore my face, for he is on my right whereof He hath given asuranceunhand that I should not be nioved. to all men, in that he hath railed v. 26. Therefore did my heart re Him from the dead.
A. We are made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ, by the effectual application of it to usp, by his Holy Spiritq.
Q. 30. How doth the Spirit apply to us the redemption purchased by Christ?
A. The Spirit applieth to us the redemption purchased by Christ, by working faith in usr; and thereby uniting us to Christ, in our effectual callings.
Q. 31. What is effectual calling ?
A. Effectual calling is the work of God's Spiritt, whereby, convincing us of our fin and miseryv, enlightning our minds in the knowledge of Christ w, and renewing our
wills, 29. p John i. 11. He came unto faith; and that not of yourselves, it his own, and his own received him is the gift of God. not. v. 12. But as many as received Eph. iii. 17. That Christ may him, to them gave he power to be- dwell in your hearts by faith; that come the sons of God, even to them'ye being rooted and grounded in that believe on his name.
love. i Cor.i.9. God is faithful, by 9 Tit. iii. 5. Not by works of righe whom ye were called unto the felteouiness, which we have done, but 'lowihip of his Son Jesus Christ our according to his mercy he saved us
Lord. by the walhing of regeneration, and 31.7 2 Tim, i.9. Who hath farenewing of the Holy Ghost; v. 6. ved us and called us with an holy Which he ihed on us abundantly, calling, not according to our works, through Jesus Christ our Saviour. but according to his own purpose
30. r Eph. i. 13. In whom ye also and grace which was given us in trusted, after that ye heard the word Chrilt Jesus, before the world beof truth, the gospelof your salvation: gan. 2 Theff. ii. 13. But we are in whom also after that ye believed, bound to give thanks alway to God ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit for you, brethren, beloved of the of promilé. v. 14. Which is the ear- Lord, because God hath from the neit of our inheritance, until the re beginning chofen you to falvation, demption of the purchased poffefli- through fan&tification of the Spirit, on, unto the praise of his glory. and beliefof the truth: v. 14. WhereJohn vi. 37. All that the Father give unto he called you by our gospel, to eth me, shall come unto me; and him the obtaining of the glory of our that cometh to me, I will in no wise Lord Jesus Christ. cast out. V. 30. And this is the Fa v Acts ii. 34. Now when they thers will which hath sent me, that heard this, they were pricked in their of all which he hath given me, I hearts, and said unto Peter, and to should lose nothing, but should raise the relt of the apostles, Men and breit up again at the last day. Eph. ii. thren, what shall we do? 8. For by grace are ye laved thro w Acts xxvi. 18. To open their
willsx, he doth persuade and enable us to embrace Jesus Christ, freely offered to us in the gospely.
Q. 32. What benefits do they that are effectually called partake of in this life?
A. They that are effectually called do in this life partake of justification z, adoption a, fanctification, and the several benefits which in this life do either accompany or flow from them b.
Q. 33. What is justification?
A. Justification is an act of God's free grace, wherein he pardoneth all our sinsc, and accepteth us as righteous in his fightd, only for the righteousness of Christ imputed to
US, eyes, and to turn them from dark. a Eph. i. s. Having predestinated ness to light, and from the power us unto the adoption of children by of Satan unto God, that they may Jesus Chriit to himself, according to receive forgiveness of fins, and in he- the good pleasure of his will. ritanceamong them which are fanc b 1 Cor. i. 26. For ye see your tified by faith that is in me. calling, brethren, how that not ma
* Ezek. xxxvi. 26. A new heart ny wife men after the flesh, not maalso will I give you, and a new spirit ny mighty, not many noble are cal. will I put within you, and I will take led. v. 30. But of himnare ye in Christ away the stony heart out of your Jesus, who of God is made unto us flesh, and I will give you an heart wisdom and righteouiness and fancof flesh. v. 27. And I will put my tification, and redemption. Spirit within you, and cause you to 33. Rom. iii. 24. Being justified walk in my itatutes, and ye thall freely by his grace, through the rekeep my judgments, and do them. demption that is in Je!us Chrilt: v.
John vi. 44. No man can come 25. Whom God hath set forth to be to me, except the Father which hath a propitiation through faith in his fent me, draw him: and I will raile blood, to declare his righteouine's hiin up at the last day. v. 45. It is for the remillion of fins that are mit, written in the prophets, And they through the forbearance of Gud. shall be all taught of God. Every Rom. iv. 6. Even as David also defman therefore that hath hcard, and cribeth the blessedness of the man hath learned of the Father, cometh unto whom God imputeth righteunto me. Phil. ii. 13. For it is God ouiness without works, v. 7. saying, which worketh in you, both to will Blessed are they whose iniquities are and to do of his good pleasure. forgiven, and whole lins are cover
32. - Rom. viii. 20. Moreover, ed. v. 8. Blessed is the man to u hoin whom he did predestinate, them he the Lord will not impute fin. also called : and whom he called, d 2 Cor. v. 19. To wit, that God them he also justified: and whom was in Christ, reconciling the world he jullified, then he also glorified. unto himself, rot imputing their
use, and received by faith alonef.
Q. 34. What is adoption ?
A. Adoption is an act of God's free graceg, whereby we are received into the number, and have a right to all the privileges, of the sons of God h.
Q. 35. What is fanctification ?
A. Sanctification is the work of God's free gracei, whereby we are renewed in the whole man after the image of Godk, and are enabled more and more to die unto sin, and live unto righteousness I.
Q.36. trespasses undo them; and hath com-' ness which is of God by faith. mitted unto us the word of reconci 34. § 1 John ïïi. 1.. Behold, what liation.v.21.For he hath made him manner of love the Father hath be-" to be sin for us, who knew no sin; stowed upon us, that we should be that we might be made the righte- called the sons of God: therefore the ousness of God in him.
world knoweth us not, because it e Rom. v. 17. For if by one mans knew him not. offence, death reigned by one; much h John i. 12. But as many as remore they which receive abundance ceived him, to them gave he power of grace, and of the gift of righte- to become the fons of God, even to ouluess, shall reign in life by one, them that believe on his name. Rom. Jesus Christ. v. 18. Therefore as by viii. 17. And if children, then heirs; the offence of one, judgment came heirs of God, and joint-heirs with upon allmen to condemnation: even Chrilt: if so be we suffer with him, so by the righteousness of one, the that we may be also glorified togefree gift came upon all men unto ther. justification of life, v. 19. For as by 35. i 2 Theff. ii. 13.-God hath one mans disobedience, many were from the beginning chosen you to made finners: so by the obedience salvation, through fanctification of of one, shall many be made righte- the Spirit, and belief of the truth. ous,
k Eph. iv. 23. And be renewed in fGal.i. 16. Knowing that a man the spirit of your mind; V. 24. And is not justified by the works of the', that ye put on the new man, which law, but by the faith of Jesus Chrift, after God is created inrighteousness, evenwelrave believed in Jesus Christ; and true holiness, that we might bejustified by the faith i Rom. vi. 4. Therefore we are of Christ, and not by the works of buried with him by baptism unto the law: for by the works of the law death: that like as Christ was raised shall no flesh be justified. Phil. ii.9. up from the dead by the glory of the And be found in him, not having Father, even so we also thould walk mine own righteousness, which is of in newness of life. v. 6. Knowing the law, but that which is through this, that our old man is crucified the faith of Christ, the righteoul- with him, that the body of fin might
Q. 36. What are the benefits which in this life do accompany or flow from justification, adoption, and sanctification?
A. The benefits which in this life do accompany or flow from justification, adoption, and sanctification, are, assurance of God's love, peace of consciencem, joy in the Holy Ghost n, increase of grace o, and perseverance therein to the end p.
Q. 37. What benefits do believers receive from Christ at death?
A. The souls of believers are at their death made perfect in holiness, and do immediately pass into gloryr; and their bodies, being still united to Christs, do rest in their gravest till the resurrection v.
Q. 3 8. be destroyed, that henceforth we ral assembly and church of the firstfiould not serve fin.
born which are written in heaven, 36. m Rom. v. 1. Therefore be- and to God the judge of all, and to ing justified by faith, we have peace the spirits of just men made perfect. with God through our Lord Jesus r2 Cor. v. 1. For we know, that Christ: v. 2. By whom also we have ifour earthlyhouse of this tabernacle access by faith into this grace where were diffolved, we have a building in we itand, and rejoice in hope of of God, an house not made with the glory of God. v. 3. And hope hands, eternal in the heavens. v. 6 maketh not alhamed, because the Therefore we are always confident, love of God is shed abroad in our knowing that whilft we are at home hearts, by the Holy Ghost which is in the body, we are absent from the given unto us.
Lord: v.8. We are confident, I fiy, Rom. xiv. 17. For the kingdom and willing rather to be absent from of God is not meat and drink, but the body, and to be present with the righteousness and peace, and joy in Lord. Phil. i. 23. For I am in a the Holy Ghost.
strait betwixt two, having a desire o Prov, iv. 18. But the path of to depart, and to be with Chritt; the juft is as the thining light, that which is far better. Luke xxiii. 43. shineth more and more unto the per- And Jesus said unto him, Verily I fect day.
fay unto thee, To-day shalt thou be pi Johnv. 13. These things have with me in paradise. I written unto you that believe on Si Thef.iv. 14. For if we believe the name of the Son of God; that that Jesus died, and rose again; eye may know that ye have eternal ven so them also which sleep in Jesus, life, and that ye may believe on the will God bring with him. name of the Son of God. 1 Pet. i. 1 Ifa. lvii. 2. He shall enter into 5. Who are kept by the power of peace: they hall rest in their beds, God through faith unto salvation, each one walking in his uprightness, ready to be revealed in the last time. v Job. xix. 26. And though after 37. Heb. xii. 23. To the gene- my skin, worms destroy this body,