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Q. 10. What doth Christ do for us in his intercession?
A. Christ in his intercession, doth pray unto, and plead with God, as our advocate, that through the merit of his death we might be actually reconciled, our persons accepted, our sins pardoned, our consciences quieled, our prayers answered, and at last our souls saved. 1 John ii. 1, If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. John xiv. 14, If ye shall ask any thing in my vau.e, I will do it. 'Q. 11. Where doth Christ make intercussion for us?
A. Christ cloth make intercession for us at the right hand of God in heaven. Rom. viii. 34, It is Christ that died, vea, rather that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
Q 12. Doth Chris! make intercession for lis only for a time?
A. Christ maketh intercession for us continually and forever. Heb. vii. 25, He is able to save them to the ul. termost that come unio God by him, seeing he ever live eth to make intercession for them.
Q. 13. Wherein doth Christ's priestly office differ from the priestly office under the ceremonial law ?
A. ). The priests under the law, were priests aster the order of Aaron; but Christ is a priest after the order of Melchiseciec, without father, as man, without mother, as God,&c. Heb. vïi. from verse 1. to verse 20. 2. The priests under the law were sinful; but Christ is holy, and perfectly free from sin. Heb. vii. 26, Such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners. 3. The priests under the law were many, because mortal; but Christ is the one only high priest of his order, and abideth continually. Heb. vii. 23, 24, They truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death; but this man continueth ever. 4. The priests under the law were consecrated and settled in their office without an oath, but Christ with an oath. Heb. vii. 21, For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath, by him that said unto him, The Lord sware, and will not repent, Thou art a priest forever, &c. 5. The pries:hood under the law was changeable ; bụt Christ's prieser
hood is unchangeable. Heb. vii. 12, 24, For the prieste hood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law; but this man hath an unchangeable priesthood. 6. The priests under the law offered up many sacrifices, and those of bulls and goats, and the blood of others; but Christ offered up but once one sace rifice, and that the sacrifice of himself, and his own blood. Heb. ix. 25, Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year' with the blood of others, Chap. x. 12, He offered one sacrifice for sins forever. 7. The priests under the law offered sacrince for themselves, for their own sins as well as for the sins of the people ; but Christ offered sacrifice only for others, being himself without sin. Heb. vii. 27, Who needéih not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's. 8. The sacrifices which the priests. under the law did offer, were types of Christ's sacrifice, not being sufficient in themselves to take away sin, nor accepted by God any further than Christ was eyed in them : But Christ's sacrifice of himself was the thing typified, and is efficacious in itself for remission, and for itself is accepted. Heb. x. 1, The law having a shadow of good things to come, can never, with those sacrifices, make the comers thereunto perfect. Verse 4, For it is. not possible that the blood of bulls and goats should take away sins. Ver. 14, Christ, by one offering, hath per. fected forever them that are sanctified. 9. The priests under the law appeared in the behalf of the people beo fore God in the temple, the holy place made with hands; but Christ appeareth before God in licaven for us. Heb. ix. 24, Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true ; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us. 10. The priests under the law had only the office of priesthood, but Christ is priest, prophet, and king.
Q. 26. How doth Christ execute the office of a king?
A. Christ executeth the office of a king, in subduing
us to himself, in ruling and defending us, and in restraining and conquering all his and our enemies.
Q. 1. Over whoin doth Christ exercise his kingly office?
A. Christ doth exercise his kingly office, 1. Over his elect people, John i. 49, Thou art the Son of God, thou art the King of Israel. 2. Over his and their enemies. Psal. xc. 2, Rule thou in the midst of thine enemies. .Q. 2. How doth Christ exercise his kingly office over his elect people?
A. Christ doth exercise his kingly office over his elect people, 1. In his subduing them to himself. 2. In his ruling them. 3. In his defending them.
Q. 3. What doth Christ's subduing his elect people to himself suppose ?
A. Christ's subduing his elect people to himself doth suppose, that at first they are stubborn and disobedient, rebellious, and enemies unto him. Titus iii. 3, For we w ourselves were sometimes foolish, disobedient, serving
divers lusts. Col. i. 21, You were sometime alienated, and enemies in your mind by wicked works, - Q. 4. What doth Christ's subduing his elect people to himself imply?
A. Christ's subduing his elect people to himself doth imply, his effectual calling them, and bringing them uņ. der his government, wherein, by his word and Spirit, he doth conquer their stubbornness and enmity, and make thein a willing people to himself. Psal. cx. 3, Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power.
Q. 5. How doth Christ rule his people ?
A. Christ doth rule his people, 1. By giving them laws, unto which they are to conform their hearts and lives. Isaiah xxxiii. 22, The Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king 2. By annexing or adding to his laws, threatenings of punishing the disobedient, and promises of rewarding the obedient. Rev. ii. 23. I will kill her children with death : and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give to every one of you according to your works. 3. By appointing church-officers not only for declaring
and publishing his laws, but also for the execution of some threatenings, who having the key of discipline as well as the key of the doctrine committed to them, are to rule under him in the church, and have power of binding and loosing, of administering church-censures, and relaxing or taking them off. Matth. xvi. 19, And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt.bind on earth shall be bound in heaven ; and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 4. And chiefly, Christ doch rule his people inwardly' by his Spirit, whereby he doth write his laws in their hearts, working in them a disposition and strength to yield to him that obedience which he requireth. Heb. viii. 10, I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts. 2 Cor. iii. 3, Ye are the epistle of Christ, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but I in fleshly tables of the heart.
Q. 6. How doth Christ defend his people ? ?
A. Christ doth defend his people, 1. By hiding them under his wings. Matth. xxiii. 37, How often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings! Psal. xci. 4, He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust; his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. 2. By restraining and conquering all his and our enemies.
Q. 7. Who are the enemies of Christ and his people ?
A. The enemies of Christ and his people, are, the devil, the flesh, the world, and death. . Q. 3. What is it for Christ to restrain his and his peo. ple's enemies ?
A. Christ doth restrain his and his people's enemies, when(their power remaining) he doth set bounds and lim-'.| its to them, over which he doth not suffer them to pass.
Q. 9. What is it for Christ to conquer his and his people's enemies?
A. Christ doth conquer his and his people's enemies, when lie taketh away their power in part, ihat they have not dominion over his people ; but then he doth completely conquer them, when he dotlı bring all his ene. mies under his feet, and utterly abolish and destroy them,
Rom. viii. 37, Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 1. Cor. xv. 25, For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
Q. 27. Wherein did Christ's humiliation consist ?
A. Christ's humiliation consisted in his being born, and that in a low condition, made under the law, undergoing the miseries of this life, the wrath of God, and the cursed death of the cross, in being buricd, and continuing under the power of death. for a time.
Q. 1. In what things did Christ humble himself?
A. Christ did humble himself, 1. In his birth. 2. In his life. 3. In his death.
Q. 2. How did Christ humble himself in his birth ?'
A. Christ humbled himself in his birth, in that he being the eternal Son of God, in time became man, and was born, not of a great princess, but of a mean virgin ; not in a stately palace, but in the stable of an inn; and instead of a cradle, was laid in a manger. Luke i. 48, He hath regarded the low estate of his hand-maiden. Luke ii. 7, And she brought forth her first-born soni, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for him in the inn.
Q. 3. How did Christ humble himself in his life?
A. Christ did humble himself in his life, in that, 1. He subjected himself to the law. Gal. iv. 4. God sent forth his Son made of a woman, made under the law. 2. He conflicted with the temptation of the devil. Mauib. iy. 1, Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness, to be tempted of the devil. 3. He endured the contradictions, reproaches, and indignities of wicked men. Heb. xii. 3, Consider him who endured such contradiction of sinners against himself. Matth. X. 25, If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more them of his household? 4. He underwent the sinless infirmities of the flesh, such as weariness, hunger, thirst, and the like, in regard of his body; and grief and sorrow, in regard of his soul. John iy. 6, Jesus being