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like unto me, him fall ye hear in all Things, what foever he shall say unto you.

Q. 7. What is the first Instruction hence ?

A. None need be discouraged at their natural Weakness, if Chrilt be their Teacher, Mat. xi. 25. At that Time Jesus enswered, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of Heaven and Earth, because thou hast hid these Things from the wife and prudent, and has revealed them unto Babes, Pfal. xix. 7. The Testimonies of the Lord are sure, making wise the Simple.

Q. 8. What is the second Initruction?

A. That it is a dreadful Judgment to be spiritually, blinded under the Gospel, 2 Cor. iv. 3, 4. But if our Gospel be bid, it is hid to them that are loft, in whom the God of this World haih blinded the Minds of them that believe not, left the Light of the glorious Gospel of Christ, who is the Image of God, should shine in:o them.

Q. 9. What is the third Instruction?

A. That Prayer is the best Expedient to obtain faving Knowledge, Jam. i. 5. If any of you lack Wifdom, let him ajk of God, that giveth to all Men liberally, and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him.

Q. 10. What is the last Instruction ?

A. Learn hence the transcendent Excellency of the Know. ledge of Christ above all other Knowledge, Phil. iii. 8, 9. Yea

doubtless, I count all Things but Loss, for the Excellency of the Knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord.

Of Christ's Priest bood.

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. 25. H Portal doth Chrik execute the Office of a

Priest? A. Chriít executeth the Office of a Priest, in his once of fering up of himself a Sacrifice to satisfy Divine Justice, and reconciling us to God, and in making continual Intercer. fion for us.

Q. 1. What is the Priesthood of Christ in general ?

A. It is his Expiation of our Sins by the Sacrifice of himfelf, and obtaining God's Favour for us, Col. i. 20. And having made Peace through the Blood of his Cross, by him to

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reconcile all Things unto himzelf; by him I say, whether they be Things in Heaven, or Things in Earth.

Q. 2. What are the Parts of Christ's Priestly Office ?

A. It hath two Parts: First, Oblation, or offering of himself, Heb. ix. 14. Hozu inuch more fall the Blood of Chrift, zuho through the eternal Spirit offered himself without Spot to God, purge your Consciences from dead Works, to serve the living God. Secondiy, Interceffion for us, Heb. vii.

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Wherefore he is able alji to save them to the uttermof, that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make Interceflion for them.

Q. 3. What is the End of Christ's Oblation?

A. The End of it as to God, it was to satisfy his incensed Justice, Rom. iii. 25. Whom God hath set forth to be a Propitiation through Faith in his Blood, to declare his Righteousness, for the Remission of Sins that are past, through the Forbearance of God.

And as to Men to put away their Sins, Heb. ix. 26. For then must be often have suffered since the Foundation of the World, but now once in the End of the World, he hath ap: peared to put away Sin by the Sacrifice of himself.

Q. 4. What is the first Difference between Christ and other Priests?

A. Other Priests offered the Blood of Beasts; Chrift his own Blood, Heb. ix. 12. Neither by the Blood of Goats, and Calves, but by his own Blood, he entred in once into the holy Place, having obtained eternal Redemption for us.

Q. 5. What is the second Difference?

A. They offered many Sacrifices ; Christ perfected all by one offering, Heb. x. 14. For by one Offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.

Q. 6. What was the Sacrifice Christ offered to God ?

A. His Body, Heb. x. 10. By the which Will we are sanctified through the Offering of the Body of Jesus Christ once for all. And his Soul, Ifa. liii. 10. When thou shalt make his Soul an Offering for Sin.

Q. 7. Whence is the Efficacy of this Sacrifice ?

A. From the Divine Perlon to whom that Soul and Body was united, Acts xx. 28. Feed the Church of God, which he hath purchased with his own Blood.

Q. 8. What is the first Inference from it?
A. That Believers are discharged by Christ from all their

Sins and Debts, Acts xiii. 36. And by him all that believe are juftified from all Things.

Q. 9. What is the second Inference?

A. That it is a fearful Thing to fall into the Hands of an abfolute God, Luke xxiii. 31. For if they do these Thirgs in a green Tree, what shall be done in the dry

10. What is the third Inference ? A. That it is impossible for Man to satisfy God for his own Sins, Psal. cxxx. 3. If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who fall fand?

Q. 11. What is the last Inference?

A. That the Christian Religion only settles the Conscience in Peace, Heb. ix. 14. How much more fall the Blood of Chrifl, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without Spot to God; purge your Consciences from dead Works to ferve the living God?

Of Christ's Kingly Office.

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H K doth Chrik execute the Office of a

King A. Christ executeth the Office of a King in fubduing us to himself, in ruling and defending us, and restraining and conquering all his and our Enemies.

0. 1. How manifold is Christ's Kingdom?

A. Twofold : First, Internal in Mens Souls, Luke xvii. 20. Behold the Kingdom of God is within you : Secondly, External over the World, É.ph. i. ?2. And bath put all Things under his Feet, and gave him to be head over all Things to the Church.

Q. 2. What is the End of Chrif's providential Kingdom?

A. The good and Salvation of the Church, John xvii. 2. As thou has given him Power over all Flesh, that he should give eternal Life to as many as thou hast given him.

Q. 3. Wherein doth he exercise his Kingly Power ?

A. In restraining his, and his Peoples Enemies, Pfal. {xxvi. 10. Surely the Wrath of Man shall praise thee, the Remainder of Wrath shalt thou restrain. Q. 4. How else is it exercised?

protecting his Church amidst all Enemies, Exod.

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iii. 3. And Moses said, I will now turn afide, and fee ibis great Sight, why the Bush is not burnt.

R. 5. What Instrument doth Chrift use?

A. Angels are miniftring Spirits to him, Heb. i. 14. Are shey not all miniftring Spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be Heirs of Salvation ? And Men, yea the worst of Men, Rev. xii. 16. And the Earth helped the Woman, and the Earth opened her Mouth and

swallowed up the Flood which the Dragon cas out of his Moutb.

Q. 6. In what Manner doth Christ rule the World ?

A. By supreme Power, Rev. ix. 16. He hath on his Vefture and on his Thigh a name written, King of Kings, Lord of Lords. And perfect Wisdom, Eph. i. ii. In whom also we bave obtained an Inheritance, being predeftinated according to the Purpose of him, who worketh all Things after the Counsel of his own Will.

Q. 7. What learn we from hence ?

A. That the Church is saved amidft all Dangers, Jer. xxx. 11. For I am with thee, saith the Lord, to save thee; though I make a full End of all Nations, whitber I have scattered thee, yjet will I not make a full End of thee.

Q. 8. What is the second Instruction ?

A. That the goddy may fafely truft to Christ's Care, 2 Chron. xvi. 9. For the Eyes of the Lord run to and fro sbroughout the whole Earth, to few himself

strong in the Bebalf of them whofe Heart is perfe et towards him.

Qi 9. What is the third Instruction ?

A. That all Mots against the Church fhall surely be de. feated, Ifa. liv. 17. No Weapon that is formed again the Mall prosper.

Q 10. What is the fourth Instruction?

A. It gives the Saints full Satisfaction in all Conditions, Rom. viii. 28. And we know that all Things work together for good to them that love God, to them that are called according to his purpose.

Q. 11. What is the last Inference ?

A. We should not stand in a flavifh Fear of Men, Ifa. li. 12. I, even I am he that comforteth you; who art thou that thou shouldpt be afraid of a Man that shall die, and of the Son of Man which shall be made as Grass?

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Of Christ's Humiliation.

Quef. 27. W KOLORE I N did Chrif's Humiliation

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HEREIN Christ's

confiit? A. Christ's Humiliation consisted in his being born, and that in a low Condition, made under the Law, undergoing i the Miseries of this Life, the Wrath of God, and the cur

fed Death of the Cross; in being buried, and continuing under the Power of Death for a Time.

Q. 1. What doth Chrift's humbling of himself import? A. His voluntariness in the deepest Point of Self-denial, Psal. xl. 7. Then said I, lo I come, in the Volume of the Book it is written of me.

Q. 2. What was the first Act of Christ's Humiliation ?

A. His taking Man's Nature on him, with all its finless Infirmities, Rom. viii. 3. God sending his own Son, in the Likeness of finful Flesh, and for

Sin condemned Sin in the Flesh. Q. 3. What is the second part of his Humiliation ?

A. That mean Life he lived in this World, which obscured his Divine Glory, Mark vi. 3. Is not this the Carpenter, the Son of Mary?

Q. 4. What was the first Thing in Christ's Life that humbled him?

A. The Poverty of it, Mat. viii. 20. And Jefus faith unto him, The Foxes have Holes, and the Birds of the Air have Nefts; but the Son of Man hath not where to lay his Head.

Q. 5. What was the second Thing in his Life that humbled him ?

A. The Temptations of Satan, to which he was subject, Mat. iv. 1. Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the Wilderness, to be tempted of the Devil, and that for our fakes, Heb. ii. 17. Wherefore in all Things it hehoveth him to be made like unto his Brethren, v. 18. For in that he himself bath suffered, being tempted, he is able to fuccour them that are tempted.

Q. 6. What was the third Thing in Christ's Life that humbled him?

A. His Subjection to the Law, Gal. iv. 4. But when the fulness of the Time was come, God

jent forth bis Son, made of a Woman, made under the Law.

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