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12. Neither is there Salvation in any other; for there is none other Name under Heaven given among Men, whereby we must be saved.
Q. 7. What learn you from God's Election ?
A. What Cause we have to admire Free-grace in our Choice, who were no better than others, Eph. ii. 3. And were by Nature Children of Wrath, even as others.
Q. 8. What is the second Instruction ?
A. It teaches us Humility, we made not ourselves to differ; but the free Grace of God made the Difference, 1 Cor. iv. 7. For who maketb thee to differ from another?
Q. 9. What is the third Instruction?
A. Ít teaches us Diligence to make our Election sure to ourselves, by our Calling, 2 Pet. i. 10. Wherefore the rather Brethren, give Diligence to make your Calling and Election fure.
Q. 10. What is the fourth Instruction ?
A. It is Matter of Comfort to God's Elect, amidit all Dangers in the World, 2 Tim. ii. 19. Nevertheless the Foundation of God
ftandeth fure, having this Seal, The Lord knoweth them that are bis.
of the Covenant of Grace.
A. It is a new Compact or Agreement made with Sinners, out of meer Grace, wherein God promiseth to be our God, and that we shall be his People, and to give everlasting Life to all that believe in Chrift, Jer. xxxi. 33. But ibis fall be the Covenant that I will make with the Honse of Israel, after those Days, faith the Lord, I will put my Law in their inward Parts, and write it in their Hearts, and will be their God, and they shall be my People.
2. 2. How doth this Covenant differ from the Covenant of Works.
A. They differ many ways; but principally in three Things : First, the Covenant of Works had no Mediator
; the Covenant of Grace hath a Mediator, Heb. xii. 24. And to Jefus the Mediator of the new Covenant : Secondly, in the former, no Place was found for Repentance. In the Second,
God admits it, Heb. viii. 10. For this is the Covenant that I will moke with the House of Israel, after ihoje Days, faith the Lord, I will put my Laws in their Minds, and write them in their Hearts, and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a People, ver. xii. For I will be merciful to their Unrighteousness, and their Sins will I remember no more: Thirdly, In their Condition, the former requires exact Obedience, the latter Faith, and sincere Obedience, Mark xvi. 16. He that believeth and is baftized, pall be saved.
Q. 3. May a Sinner that hath no Worthiness at all of his own, be iaken into the Covenant of Grace?
A. Yes, he may, Isa. xliii. 25. I, even I, am he, that blotteth out thy Transgreffions for mine own fake, and will not remember thy Sins. This Covenant is not of Works but of Grace, Rom. xi. 5, 6. And if by Grace, then it is no more of Works, otherwise Grace is no more Grace; but if it be of Works then it is no more Grace, otherwise Work is no more Work.
Q. 4. Is this Covenant changeable, or an unchangeable Covenant?
A. No, it is not changeable, but everlasting and unchangeable for ever, Ifa. liv. 10. For the Mountains shall depart, and the Hills be removed, but my Kindness shall not depart from thee, neither skall the Covenant of my Peace be removed, saith the Lord, that hath Mercy on thee.
Q. 5. What are the principal Things bestowed in this Covenant?
A. God himself, and in and with him Pardon and Salvation, Jer. xxxi. 33. I will be their God, and they shall be my People.
Q. 6. Can no Sin be forgiven out of this Covenant? A. No, God pardons none out of this Covenant, John iii, 18. But he that believeth not, is condemned already.
Q. 7. What is the first Instruction hence ?
A. Humbled and believing Sinners have fingular Support from this new Covenant, i John ii. 12. I write into you litle Children, because your Sins are forgiven you for his Name Jake. Q. 8. What is the second Inftruction from hence?
A. That it is the great Concern of all Men to examine whether they be in this Covenant, or no, 2 Cor. xiii. 5. Examine yourselves, whitler ye be in the Faith, prove your
own felves; "know ye not your own felves, how that Jesus Cbrift is in you, except je be Reprobates.
Q. 9. What is the third Instruction ?
A. See here the miserable State of the wicked, which have no Interest in it, Psal. I. 16. But unto the wicked, God faith, What haft thou to do to declare my Statutes, or that thou shouldpt take my Covenant in thy Mouth?
Q. 10. What is the last Instruction?
A. That Christians are obliged to walk as People in Covenant with God, i Pet. ii. 9. But je are a chofen Generation, a royal Priesthood, an boly Nation, a peculiar People; that ye should shew forth the Praises of him, who hath called you out of Darkness into his marvellous Light.
Of the only Redeemer.
WHO is the Redeemer of God's Elea?
Quest. 21. HO is the Redeemer of God's Elect?
A. The only Redeemer of God's Elect, is the Lord Jesus Christ, who being the eternal Son of God, became Man, and so was, and continueth to be God and Man, in two diftinct Natures, and one Person for ever.
Q. 1. What doth the Name Redeemer signify?
A. It signifies one that frees another out of Captivity and Bondage, as Christ did, Mat. XX. 28. And to give his Life a Ranfome for many
Q. 2. What was the Misery from which Chrift delivered
A. A twofold Misery, viz. Sin and Hell. First, Sin, Mar. i. 21. Thou shalt call his Name Jesus, for he shall save his people from their Sins. Secondly, Hell, 1 Thes. i. 10. Even Jesus, who delivered us from the Wrath to come.
Q. 3. How did Chrift deliver us from this Misery?
A. First, By Price : Secondly, By Power. By Price, i Pet. i. 18, 19. Ye are not redeemed with Silver and Gold from your vain Conversation, received by Tradition from your Fathers : But with the precious Blood of Chriff, as of a Lamb without Blemish, and without Spot. By Power, Col. i. 13. Who hath delivered us from the Power of Darkness, and hath transated us into the Kingdom of his dear Son. Q. 4. When was the Redemption wrought by Chrift? F
A. It was decreed from Eternity ; it was actually wrought on the Cross, Col. i. 20. And having made Peace through the Blood of his Cross, by him to reconcile all Things unto himself, by him, I say, whether they be Things in Earth, or Things in Heaven,
Q. 5. How then could they be redeemed that died before ?
A. Though Christ's Blood was actually shed after the Old Testament, Believers died; yet the Virtue of Christ's Death extends to them, as well as us, Heb. xi. 39, 40. And these all having obtained a good Report through Faith, received noi the Promise, God having provided fome better Thing for us, that they without us frould not be made perfect.
Q. 6. Why would not God deliver us without such a Red emer?
A. Because it was not so much for the Honour of his Juftice, Rom. iii. 25. Whom God hath fèt forth to be a Propitiution through Faith in his Blood, to declare his Righteousness, for the Rimission of Sins that are post, through the Forbearance
To declare, I say, at this Time bis Righteousness, that be might be jus, and the Justifier of him that believeih in Jesus.
Q. 7. What is the first Instrnction hence ?
A. That all that are out of Christ are in a miserable Bondage, and Captivity, John viii. 36 If the Son therefore Jhall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
Q. 8. What is the second Instruction ?
A. Hence see the heinous Nature of Sin, which required such a Price to satisfy for it, 1 Pet. i. 18, 19. We were not redeened with corruprible Things, as Silver and Gold, but with the precious Blood of Christ, as of a Lamb without Blemish, and without Siot.
Q. 9. What is the third Instruction hence?
A. The wonderful Love of Christ in redeeming us at such a Rate, Rev. i. 5. Who loved us, and washed us from our Sins i 12 bij own Blood.
Q. 10. What is the laft Instrution ?
A. This strongly obligeth us to an universal Holiness, 1 Cor. vi. 20. For je are bought with a Price; therefore glorify God in jour Body, and in your Spirit, which are God's.
Of Christ's Incarnation. Quest. 22.
OW did Christ, being the Son of God, be
come Man? A. Christ the Son of God became Man, by taking to himself a true Body, and a reasonable Soul, being conceived by the Power of the Holy Ghost, in the Womb of the Virgin Mary, and born of her, yet without Sin.
Q. 1. Who is the only Redeemer of God's Eleêt ?
A. The Lord Jesus Christ is their only Redeemer, and there is no other Redeemer besides him, Acts iv. 12. Ncither is there Salvation in any other; for there is none other Name under Heaven given among Men, whereby we mujt be saved.
Q. 2. How is he the Son of God, or can be, as no other is so?
A. He is the Son of God by Nature, from all Eternity, and so no Angel or Saint is, Heb. i 5. For unto which oj" the Angels, said he, at any. Time, Thou art my Son, this Day bave I begotten thee?
2. 3. Why was it necessary he fould become Man?
A. That he might be capable to suffer Death in our room. & Heb. ii. 15, 16, 17. For verily he took not on him the Na.
ture of Angels, but be took on him. the Seed of Abraham ; wherefore in all Things it behoved him to be made like unto his Brethren, that he might be a merciful and
faithful High Priet, in Things pertaining to God, to make Reconciliation for the Sims of the People.
Q. 4. Why must the Redeemer be God as well as Man?
A. Because the Blood of a mcer Man could not fatisfy and redeem us, Acts xx. 28. Feed the Church of God, which be bath purchased with his own Blood.
Q. 5. Do these Natures make two Persons ?
A. No, The humane Nature is united to the second Ferfon, and subfifts in Union with it, John i. 14. And tbe Word was made Flesh, and dwelt among ils, ani we beheld bis Glory, the Glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of Grace and Truth. Q. 6. Was the Union only for a Time ?