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Q. 7. What was the fourth Thing in Christ's Life that humbled him?
A. The Revilings and Contradictions of Sinners, Heb. xii. 3. For consider him that endured such Contradictions of Sinners against himlelf.
Q: 8. Wherein was Christ humbled in his Death?
A. His Death was painful and ignominious, Gal. iii. 13. Christ bath redeemed us from the Curse of the Law, being made a Curse for us. For it is written, cursed is every one that hangeth on a Trie. Made a Curle for us, and deserted in it, Mat. xxvii. 46. And atout the rinth Hour, Jejus cried with a loud Voice, sazing; Eli, Eli, Lamasobachthani, that is 10 fay, My God, my God, aby haft bou forfalen me;
Q: 9. What is the first inference from hence ?
A. That Lovliness and Humility becomes Christ's Followers, Mat. vi. 29. Take my Yoke 11pon jou, and learn of me, for I am meek, and lovely in Heart.
Q. 10. What is the second Inference ?
A. That Christ's Love to Sinners is astonishingly great, 2 Cor. viii. 9. For je know the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, jet for jour Ja kes he became poor, that pe through his Poverty inig bí be made ricb.
Q. u. What is the third Inference ?
A. Christians should be ready to suffer for Chrift; 1 Pet. iv. I. Fora much as Christ hath Juffered for us in the Flejh; arm yourselves likezvise svith the same mind; for be that hath Suffered in the Fl', both ceased from Sin.
Q. 12. What is the last Inference ?
A. That Humiliation is the true Way to Exaltation, Mat. xxiii. 12. And whosoever hall exalt himself, Mail be abafed; ard be that shall humtle him/elf, fiall be exaltid.
Of Christ's Exaltation. Queft. 28. HEREIN confifts Christ's Exaltation ? W
A. Christ's Exaltation consists in his rising again from the Dead on the third Day; in ascending up into Heaven, in fitting at the right Hand of God the Faiher, and in coming to judge the World at the lait Day. Q. 1. What is the first step of Chrill's Exaltation ?
- A. His Resurrection from the Dead.
A. By the Scripture Prophefies accomplisht in him, 1 Cor. xv. 4. And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third Day, according to the Scriptures.
Q. 3. Why did Chrift rise again?
A. To establish our Faith, and abolish our Sins, 1 Cor. xv. 17. And if Christ be not risen, jour Faith is vain, you are yet in your Sins.
Q. 4. What other End was there of Christ's Resurrection?
A. To declare his Divine Power, Rom. i 4. And d:clared to be the Son of God wiih Power, according to the Spirit of Holiness, by the Refurrection from the Dead. And to evidence the fulness of his Satisfuftion, John xvi. 10. Of Righteousness, because I go my
Father, and ye see me no more. R 5. Did Chrilt rise in the fame Body he laid down?
A. It was substantially the same, John xx. 27. Tben faith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy Finger, and behold my Hands ; and reach hither thy Hand, and thrust it into my Side, ard be tot Faitb'efs, bnt lelieving.
Q. 6. What doth Christ's Resurrection teach us?
A. The certainty of Resurrection after Death, 1 Cor. xv. 20. But now is Christ risen from the Dead, and become the first Fruits of them that sept.
l. 7. What was the second Step of Christ's Exaltation ?
A. His Ascention after forty Days into Heaven, A&ts i. 2, 3. Until the Day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given Commandments into the Apoples, whom he had chefen, 10 whom also he foewed himself alive after bis Paffon, by many infallible Proofs, being Jeen of them forty Days, and speaking of the Things pertaining to the Kingdom of God.
Q. 8. Why did Christ stay fo long on Earth ?
A. To assure the Truth of his Resurrection, and to settle the due Government of his Church, Acts i. 2, 3.
Q. 9. For what End did he ascend ?
And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self, with the Glory which I had with thee before the World was. And that
as our fore-runner, Heb. vi. 20. Whither the fore-runner is jür 148 entred, even Jejus, &c.
R: 10. In what Manner did Christ afcend ?
A. Triumphantly, and magnificently, Pfal. xlvii. 5. God is gone up with a Shout, tbe Lord with a Sound of a Trumpet.
Q. 11. What doth his Ascension teach us ?
A. Heavenly-mindedness, Col. iii. 1, 2. If ye then be rison with Chrift, seek those Things which are above, where Chrif fiteth at the right Hand of God; set your Affections oa Things above, and not on Things on the Earth. And an Encouragement in cur Christian Race, Heb. xii. 1, 2. Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a Cloud of TVitnespës, let us lay aside every Weight, and the Sin which doth jo en lily befet us, and
let us rin with Patience the Race that is jut before us, looking unto Jejus the Author and Finisher of our Faith. 1'10 for the Joy that was set before him, endured the Cross, depilirag ihe Shame, and is fate down at the rigbt Hand of the Ibrone of God. The Second Part of the 28th Question of Christ's
Exaltation. Queft. 1.
HAT was the Third Degree of Christ's
Exaltation ? A. His fitting at God's right Hand in Heaven, Heb, i. 3. When le bad by himself purged our Sins, fate down on the right Hand of the Majesty cr high.
Q. 2. What doth God's right Hand fignify?
A. A State of Honour, Heb. i. 13. But to which of the Angels, said he, at eny Time, Sit on my right Hand until I make ibine Enemies thy Footstool? And Power, Mat. xxvi. 64. Hereaf.er pall yo see the Son of Man fitting on the right Hand of Power.
Q. 3. What is implied in Christ's fitting there?
A. That his Work on Earth is finished, Heb. x. 11, 12. But this Man after he had offered one Sacrifice for Sin, for ever Jaie down on the right Hand of God.
Q. 4. What else doth it fignify?
Lord fball send the Red of thy Strength out of Sion; rule thou in the midpt of thine Enemies.
Q. 5. What learn we from Chrilt's fitting there?
A. The high Honour believers are advanced to by Christ, Eph. ii. 6. And bath raised us up together, and made us fit together in heavenly Places in Chrif Jefus.
Q. 6. What is the last step of Chrift's Exaltation ?
A. His coming to Judgment, Acts x. 42. And be commanded
us 10 preach unto the People, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God, to be judge of Quick and Dead,
Q. 7. Is it certain there shall be a Judgment-day?
A. Yes, the Scripture affures it, 2 Cor. v. 10. must all appear before the Judgment- feat of Chrift. And every Man's Conscience witnesses to it, Rom. ii. 16. In the Day when God pall judge the Secrets of Men by Jesus Christ, according to my Gospel. Q. 8. What is the firt Property of Christ's Judgment ?
A. It will be awful and fol nn, i Thes, iv. 16. For the Lord bimfelf shall descend from Heaven with a Shout, with the Voice of the Arch-angel, and with the Trump of God, and the Dead in Cbrift fall rise forf.
Q. 9. What is the second Property of it?
A. It will be exact and critical, Rom. ii. 16. In the Day when God shall judge the Secrets of Men by Jesus Chrift, according to my Gospel, Mat. xii. 36. But I say unto you, That every idle Word that Men fall speak, they jhall give Account thereof in the Day of Judgment.
€ 10. What is the third Property of it?
A. It will be an universal Judgment, Rev. xx. 12. And I saw the Dead, small and great, sand before God, and the Books were opened:
Q. 11. How is this a Part of Chrif's Exaltation ?
A. He now acts in the fulness of his Kingly Power, Mat. XXV. 34. Then fall the King say unto them on his right Hand, Come ye blessed of my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the Foundation of the World. And this will rowl away, the Reproach of his Enemies, Rev. i. 7. Bebold be cometh with Clouds, and every Eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him. Q. 12. What learn we from Christ's being Judge ?
A. That Believers shall not be cast in Judgment, Rom. viii. 1. There is therefore now no Condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus.
Q. 13. What learn we hence ?
A. The deplorable State of Christless Persons, Luke xix. 27. But those mine Enemies that would not that I should reign over them, bring bither, and slay them before me.
Q. 14. What else learn we from Chriit's Judgment ? A. To give all Diligence to be found of him in Peace, 2 Pet. iii. 14. Wherefore belov:d, seeing that ye look for such Things, be diligent, that ye may be found of him in Peace.
Of the Application of Christ.
Quef. 29. H demption purchased by Chrift?
OW are we made Papiakers of the Re.
? A. We are made Partakers of the Redemption purchased by Chrift, by the effectual Application of it to us by his holy Spirit.
Q. 1. What did our Redemption cost Chrift:
A. It cost him his own Blood to obtain it, Heb. ix, 12. Neither by the Blood of Goats and Calves, but by his own Blood, be entred once into the holy Place, having obiained eternal Red.mption for uso
Q. 2. Can none have the Benefit of it, except it be applied to them?
A. No; if Ch ist be not applied, we cannot be saved, John i. 12. But as many as received him, to them gave be Power 10 become the Sons of God, even to them that believe on his Nam.
Q. 3. Whose Work or Office is it to apply Christ to us?
A. It is the Office and Work of God's Spirit, Tit. iii. 45. But afie: that the Kindness and Love of God our Saviour towards Man appeared, not by Works of Righteousness which we have done ; but according to his Mercy be saved us, by ike washing of Regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Glof.
Q. 4. What Means doth the Spirit use in applying Christ? A. The external Means he makes use of, is the Ministry of the Gospel, 1 Cor. iii. 5. Who then is Paul, and who is Apollo, lut Ministers by zubom ze lelieved?