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of conscience, notwithstanding daily failings , access with boldness to the throne of grace V, and acceptance of their
persons” and services".
Q. 56. How is Christ to be exalted in his coming again to judge the world?
A. Christ is to be exalted in his coming again to judge the world, in that he, who was unjustly judged and condemned by wicked men", shall come again at the last day in great power", and in the full manifestation of his own glory, 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'.
rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. * Rom, v. 1. Therefore bein justified by faith, we have peace . God, through our Lord Jesus Christ. Wer, 2. By whom also we have actes by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 1 John ii. 1. My little children, these things write i into you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the fighteous: Ver 2. And he is the Propitiation for our sins; and not for outs only, but also for the sins of the whole world. 'Heb. iv. 16. Let us therefore omebolàly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find £ote to help in time of need. Eph. i. 6. To the praise of the
"ole us accepted in the Beloved.
‘l Pet. ii. 5, Ye also, as lively **, are built up a spiritual house, * holy priesthood, to offer up spiitual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
**Acts ii. 14, But ye denied
Q. 57. What
the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you ; Ver. 15. and killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead, whereof we are witnesses. * Mat. xxiv. 30. And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn; and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. d Luke ix. 26. For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be asha. med, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels. Mat. xxv. 31. When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory. * 1 Thess. iv. 16. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first. f Acts xvii. 31. Because he hath appointed a day in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by 26 that
Q. 57. What benefits hath Christ procured by his media.
tion ? -
tions, with all other benefits of the covenant of grate". His
o which Christ hath procured 3 • . . "it's A. We are made partakers of the benefits which o: in hath procured, by the application of them untous , which so o is the work especially of God the Holy Ghost". h
Q. 59. Who are made partakers of redemption throug . Christ 2
i A. Redemption is certainly applied, and effectually com:
municated, to all those for whom Christ hath puro it, who are in time by the Holy Ghost enabled to believe in Christ according to the gospel".
that man whom he hath ordained;
from the dead.
57. g Heb. ix. 12. Neither by the
h 2 Cor i. 20. For all the pro-
Tit. iii. 5. Not by works of .
59. 1 Eph. i. 13. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word
also believe, and desia,on.
60." Rom. Y. 14. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they | believe in him of whom they have | not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? "2 Thess. i. 8. In flaming fire, taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not | the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Ver,9. Who shall be punished with “ethsting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power. Eph. ii. 12. That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and stranfor:from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world. John i. 10. He was in the world, and the world was
| lade by him, and the world knew
im not, Ver, 11. He came unto his own, and his own received him to Ver, 12. But as many as reoved him, to them gave he power
to become the sons of God, even
to them that believe on his name. "John viii. 24. I said therefore into you, that, ye shall die in your sus; for if ye believe not that I on he, ye shall die in your sins.
and is baptized, shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
"I Cor. i. 20, where is the wit? where is the scribe where
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 ?
A. They who, having never heard the gospel", know not Jesus Christ", and believe not in him, cannot be saved P, be they never so diligent to frame their lives according to the light of nature", or the laws of that religion which they o, profess'; neither is there salvation in any other, but in
is the disputer of this world? hath. not God made foolish the wisdom of this world 2 Ver. 21. For after that, in the wisdom of God, the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. Ver, 22. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom : Ver. 23. But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling-block, and unto' the Greeks foolishness; Ver. 24. But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. . * John iv. 22. Ye worship ye. know not what : we know what we worship; for salvation is of the Jews. Rom. ix. 31. But Israel,
which followed after the saw of
righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness, Ver. 32. Wherefore ? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law ; , for they stumbled at that stumbling-stone. Phil. iii. 4. Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If: any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more: Ver, 5. Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee; Ver. 6. Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righ
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Christ alone", church'.
Q. 61. Are all they saved who hear the gospol, and live in
the church 2
who is the Saviour only of his body the
A. All that hear the gospel, and live in the visible church, are not saved; but they only who are true members of the
Q. 62. What is the visible church F
Xi. The visible church is a societ
in all ages and places of the worl ligion", and of their children”.
Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom .
I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that, I may win Christ, yer. 9. And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith. s.Acts iv. 12. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved. t Eph. v. 28. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church; and he is the saviour of the body. 61. u_John xii. 38. That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord,
who hath believed our report?
and to whom hath the arm of the
ver, 40. He hath blinded their
made up of all such as do profess the true *
Q. 63. What
Q.63. What are the special privil es of the visible church? ... " A. The visible church hath the privilege of being under God's special care and government 7; of being pro
the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name. Ver, 10. And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people. Ver, 11. And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people, Ver, 12. And again Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles, in him shall the Gentiles trust. Rev. vii. 9. After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands. Psal. ii. 8. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Pial. xxii. 27. All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the Lord: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee. Ver. 28. For the kingdom is the Lord's ; and he is the governor among the nations. Ver, 29. All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship ; all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him; and none can keep alive his own soul. Ver. 30. A seed shall serve him ; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation. Ver, 31. They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this. Psal. xlv. 17. I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the People praise thee for ever and ever, Mat. xxviii. 19. Go ye
therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Ver. 20. Teaching them to observe all things whatso. ever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Isa. lix. 21. As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the Lord, My Spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seeds seed, saith the Lord, from henceforth and for ever. * 1 Cor. vii. 14. For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband ; else were your children unclean; but now are they holy. Acts i. 39. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. Rom. xi. 16. For if the first-fruit be holy, the lump is also holy; and if the root be holy, so are the branches. Gen. xvii. 7. And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee, in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. 63. ''Isa. iv. 5. And the Lord will create upon every dwellingplace of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming, fire by night; for upon all the glory shall be a defence. "Ver. 6. K 2 And