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1 Corinthians i. 30

1 Cor. i. 30. Christ, how of God made righteousness unto us — Answer of Bellarmine unto this testimony removed — That of Socinus disproved — True sense of the words evinced The next place I shall consider in the epistles of this apostle is, — 1 Cor. i. 30. “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of ... Read More

2 Corinthians v. 21

2 Cor. v. 21. In what sense Christ knew no sin — Emphasis in that expression — How he was made sin for us — By the imputation of sin unto him — Mistakes of some about this expression — Sense of the ancients — Exception of Bellarmine unto this testimony answered, with other reasonings of his to the s... Read More

A due consideration of God necessary

Secondly, A due consideration of God, the Judge of all, necessary unto the right stating and apprehension of the doctrine of justification, Rom. viii. 33; Isa. xliii. 25; xlv. 25; Ps. cxliii. 2; Rom. iii. 20 — What thoughts will be ingenerated hereby in the minds of men, Isa. xxxiii. 14; Micah vi. 6... Read More

An humble Inquiry into, and Prospect of, the infinite Wisdom of God, in the Constitution of the Person of Christ

From the consideration of the things before insisted on, we may endeavour, according unto our measure, to take a view of, and humbly adore, the infinite wisdom of God, in the holy contrivance of this great “mystery of godliness, God manifest in the flesh.” As it is a spiritual, evangelical mystery, ... Read More

Chap. I. — Of the Scripture

Ques. 1. What is Christian religion? Ans. The aonly way of1 2 knowing God aright, and bliving unto him. aJohn xiv. 5, 6, xvii. 3; Acts iv. 12. bCol. i. 10; 2 Cor. v. 15; Gal. ii. 19, 20. Q. 2. Whence is it to be learned? A. From the holy3 Scripture only. Isa. viii. 20; John v. 39. Q. 3. What is the ... Read More

Chap. II. — Of God

Q. 1. What do the Scriptures teach concerning God? A. First, what he is, or his nature; secondly, what he doth, or his works. Exod. iii. 14; Isa. xlv. 6; Heb. i. 1–3, xi. 6. Q. 2. What is God in himself? A. An aeternal, binfinite,8 9 10 cincomprehensible dSpirit, egiving being to all things, and doi... Read More

Chap. III. — Of the Holy Trinity

Q. 1. Is there but one God to whom these properties do belong? A. aOne only, in respect of his essence and being, but one bin three distinct persons, of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. aDeut. vi. 4; Matt. xix. 17; Eph. iv. 5, 6. bGen. i. 26; 1 John v. 7; Matt. xxviii. 19. Q. 2. What mean you by person?... Read More

Chap. IV. — Of the Works of God; and, First, of those that are Internal and Immanent

Q. 1. What do the Scriptures teach concerning the works of God? A. That they are of two sorts; first, internal,20 in his counsel, decrees, and purposes, towards his creatures; secondly, external, in his works over and about them, to the praise of his own glory. Acts xv. 18; Prov. xvi. 4. Q. 2. What ... Read More

Chap. IX. — Of the Incarnation of Christ

Q. 1. Shall all mankind, then, everlastingly perish? A. No; God, of his free grace, hath prepared a way to redeem and save his elect. John iii. 16; Isa. liii. 6. Q. 2. What way was this? A. By sending his own Son43 Jesus Christ in the likeness of sinful flesh, condemning sin in the flesh. Rom. viii.... Read More

Chap. V. — Of the Works of God that outwardly are of Him

Q. 1. What are the works of God that outwardly respect his creatures? A. First, of creation; secondly, of27 actual providence. Ps. xxxiii. 9; Heb. i. 2, 3. Q. 2. What is the work of creation? A. An act or work of God’s almighty power, whereby of nothing, in six days, he created heaven, earth, and th... Read More

Chap. VI. — Of God’s actual Providence

Q. 1. What is God’s actual providence? A. The effectual working of his32 33 34 power, and almighty act of his will, whereby he sustaineth, governeth, and disposeth of all things, men and their actions, to the ends which he hath ordained for them. Exod. iv. 11; Job v. 10–12, ix. 5, 6; Ps. cxlvii. 4; ... Read More

Chap. VII. — Of the Law of God

Q. 1. Which is the law that God gave man at first to fulfil? A. The same which was afterwards37 written with the finger of God in two tables of stone on Mount Horeb, called the Ten Commandments. Rom. ii. 14, 15. Q. 2. Is the observation of this law still required of us? A. Yes, to the uttermost titt... Read More

Chap. VIII. — Of the State of Corrupted Nature

Q. 1. How came this weakness and disability upon us? A. By the sin and40 shameful fall of our first parents. Rom. v. 12, 14. Q. 2. Wherein did that hurt us, their posterity? A. Divers ways; first, ain that we were all guilty of the same breach of covenant with Adam, being all in him; secondly, bour ... Read More

Chap. X. — Of the Person of Jesus Christ

Q. 1. What doth the Scripture teach us of Jesus Christ? A. Chiefly two things first, his44 person, or what he is in himself; secondly, his offices, or what he is unto us. Q. 2. What doth it teach of his person? 479A. That he is truly God, and perfect man, partaker of the natures of God and man in on... Read More

Chap. XI. — Of the Offices of Christ; and, First, of His Kingly

Q. 1. How many are the offices of Jesus Christ? A. Three; first, of a aKing; secondly, of ba45 46 Priest; thirdly, of a cProphet. aPs. ii. 6. bPs. cx. 4. cDeut. xviii. 15. Q. 2. Hath he these offices peculiar by nature? A. No; he only received them for the present dispensation, until the work of red... Read More

Chap. XII. — Of Christ’s Priestly Office

Q. 1. By what means did Jesus Christ undertake the office of an eternal priest? A. By athe decree, ordination, and will of God his Father, bwhereunto he yielded voluntary obedience; so cthat concerning this there was a compact and covenant between them. aPs. cx. 4; Heb. v. 5, 6, vii. 17, 18. bIsa. l... Read More

Chap. XIII. — Of Christ’s Prophetical Office

Q. 1. Wherein doth the prophetical office of Christ consist? A. In his embassage60 from God to man, revealing from the bosom of his Father the whole mystery of godliness, the way and truth whereby we must come unto God. Matt. v.; John i. 18, iii. 32, x. 9, 14, xiv. 5, 6, xvii. 8, xviii. 37. Q. 2. Ho... Read More

Chap. XIV. — Of the Two-fold Estate of Christ

Q. 1. In what estate or condition doth Christ exercise these offices? A. In a two-fold estate; first, of humiliation62 63 64 or abasement; secondly, of exaltation or glory. Phil. ii. 8–10. 484Q. 2. Wherein consisteth the state of Christ’s humiliation? A. In three things; first, ain his incarnation, ... Read More

Chap. XIX. — Of Justification

Q. 1. Are we accounted righteous and saved for our faith, when we are thus freely called? A. No, but merely by the imputation of the righteousness of Christ, apprehended and applied by faith; for which alone the Lord accepts us as holy and righteous. Isa. xliii. 25; Rom. iii. 23–26, iv. 5. Q. 2. Wha... Read More

Chap. XV. — Of the Persons to whom the Benefits of Christ’s Offices do belong

Q. 1. Unto whom do the saving benefits of what Christ performeth, in the execution of his offices, belong? A. Only to his elect.65 66 67 John xvii. 9; Isa. lxiii. 9; Heb. iii. 6, x. 21. Q. 2. Died he for no other? A. None, in respect of his Father’s eternal purpose, and his own intention of removing... Read More

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