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the gospel to all nations e; forty days after his resurrection, he in our nature, and as our head f, triumphing over enemies g, visibly went up into the highest heavens, there to re. ceive gifts for men h, to raise up our affections thither i, and to prepare a place for us k, where himself is, and halt continue until his second coming at the end of the world l.

2.54. How is Chrift exalted in his fitting at the right hand of God?

4. Christ is exalted in his sitting at the right hand of God, in that as God-man he is advanced to the highest favour with God the Father m, with all fulness of joy n, glory o, and power

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e Mat. xxviii. 19. co ye therefore ascended on high, thou kalt led cap. and teach all nations, baptizing tivity captive: thou haft received them in the name of the Father, and gifts for men; yea, for the rebelliof the Son, and of the Holy Ghoft: ous also, that the Lord God might V. 20. Teaching them to observe all dwell among theme things whatsoever I have command. i Col. iii. 1. If ye then be risen ed you: and lo, I am with you ale with Christ, seek those things which way, even unto the end of the are above, where Christ fitterh on world. Amen,

the right hand of God. v. 2. Set s Heb. vi. 20. Whither the fore. your affections on things abore, not runder is for us entered, even Jesus, on things on the earth. made an high priest for ever after & John xiv. 3. And if I go and the order of Melchifedec.

prepare a place for you, I will come & Eph. iv. 8. Wherefore he faith, again, and receive you unto myself, When he ascended up on high, he that where I am, there ye may be led captivity captive, and gave gifts also. unto men.

I A&s ji, 21. Whom the heaven b Acts i. 9. And when he had fpo- must receive, until the times of resti. ken these things, while they beheld, tution of all things, which God hath he was taken up, and a cloud receiv. Spoken by the mouth of all his holy ed him out of their righe. v. 1o. prophets, fince the world began. and while they looked stedfastly to

54. m Phil, ii. 9. Wherefore God ward heaven, as he went up, behold, also hath highly exalted him, and two men stood by them in white

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given him a name which is above parel; v. 11. Who also said, Ye every name. men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing n Acts ii. 28. Thou halt made up into heaven? This fame Jesus, known to me the ways of life; thou who is taken up from you into hea shalt make me full of joy with thy ven, fhall fo come in like manner as countenance. Compared with Pfal. ye bave seen him go into heaven, xvi, 11. Thou wilt thew me the Eph, iv. 10. He that defcended, is path of life : in thy presence is fulthe fame also that afcended up farness of joy, at thy right hand there above all beavens, that he might fill are pleasures for evermore. all things, Pfal. Ixviii. 18. Tbou haft o john xvii. S. And now, O Fa.

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over all things in heaven and earth p; and doth gather and defend his church, and subdue their enemies; furnishing his ministers and people with gifts and graces q, and maketh in. tercession for them r.

Q.55. How doth Christ make interceffion?

A. Christ maketh interceflion, by his appearing in our nature continually before the Father in heavens, in the merit of his obedience and facrifice on earth t, declaring his will to have it applied to all believers v; answering all accusations against them w; and procuring for them quiet of conscience notwith

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ther, glorify thou me with thine For Christ is not entered into the own self, with the glory which I holy places made with hands, which had with thee before the world are the figures of the true ; but in

to heaven itself, now to appear in the p Eph. i. 22. And hath put all presence of God for us. things under his feet, and

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him + Heb. i. 3. Who being the brightto be the head over all things to the ness of his glory, and the exprels i. church, i Pet. iii. 22. Who is gone mage of his person, and upholding into heaven, and is on the right hand all things by ihe word of bis power, of God, angels, and authorities, and when he had by himself purged our powers being made subject unto him, lins, sat down on the right haod

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far v john iii, 16. For God so loved above all heavens, that he might fill the world, that he gave his only beall things. V, 11. And he gave some, gotten Son, that whosoever believ.. a poltles: and some, prophets : and eth in him should not perift, but fome, evangelists : and some, pastors have ever lasting life. John xvii. 9. and teachers; v. 12. For the per- I pray for them : I pray not for the fecting of the saints, for the work of world, but for them which thou hast the ministry, for the edifying of the given me, for they are thine. v. 20. body of Christ. Plal. cx. through- Neither prayfor these alone, but out, The Lord said unto my Lord, for theni also who shall believe on Sit thou at my riglat band, until i me through their word. v. 24. Fa. make thine enemies thy footstool. ther, I will that they also whom

r kom. viii. 34. Who is he that thou hatt given me, be with me condemneth ? it is Christ that died, where l am ; that they may behold yea rather that is risen again, who is my glory which thou balit given me : even at the right hand of God, who for thou lovedít me before the founallo maneth intercellion for us. dation of the world.

55./ Heb.ix. 12. Neither by the w Rom. viii. 33. Who shall Jay any blood of goats and calves, but by thing to the charge of God's elect? his own blood he entered in once in- it is God that justifieth : v. 34. Who to the holy place, having obtained is he that condemneth? it is Christ eteroal redemption for us. v. 24. that died, yea rather that is risen

standing daily failings x, access with boldness to the throne of grace y, and acceptance of their persons z and services a.

Q. 56. How is Chrifl to be exalted in bis coming again to judge the world?

A. Christ is to be exalted in his coming again to judge the world, in that he, who was unjustly judged and condemned by Wicked men b, shall come again at the last day in great power c, and in the full manifestation of his own glory and of his Father's, with all his holy angels d, with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God e, to judge the world in righteousness f.

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again, who is even at the right you. V. 15. And killed the Prince of hand of God, who also maketh in- life, whom God hath raised front the terceffion for us.

dead, whereof we are witnesses. x Rom. v. 1. Therefore being jus. c mat. xxiv. 30. And then thall tified by faith, we have peace with appear the sign of the Son of man in God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, heaven : and then shall all.the tribes V. 2. By whom also we have access of the earth mourn, and they thall by faith into this grace, wherein we see the Son of man coming in the Stand, and rejoice in the hope of clouds of heaven, with power and the glory of God 1 John ii. 1. My great glory. little children, these things write I d Luke ix. 26. For whosoever Mall unto you, that ye

And if be ashamed of me and of my words, any man fin, we have an advocate of him fball the Son of man be 2. with the Father, Jesus Christ the Shamed, when he shall come in his righteous : v. 2. and he is the pro- own glory, and in his father's, and pitiation for our fins : and not for of the holy angels. Mal. xxv. 31. ours only, but allo for the Gns of When the Son of man fhall come in the whole world,

his glory, and all the holy angels yHeb. iv. 16.Let us therefore come with him, then shall he fit upon the boldly unto the throne of grace, that throne of his glory. we may obtain mercy, and end grace ei Theff. iv, 16. For the Lord to help in time of need.

himself shall descend from heaven Eph. i. 6. To the praise of the with a fhout, with the voice of the glory of his grace, wherein bé hath archangel, and with the trump of made us accepted in the beloved, God; and the dead in Christ iball

a i Pet, ii. 5. Ye also as lively stones rise first. are built up a spiritual house, an ho f Acts xvii. 31. Because he hath ly priesthood, to offer up spiritual appointed a day in the which he will facrifices, acceptable to God by Je- judge the world in righteousness, by fus Christ

that man whom he hath ordained; 56. b Ads iii. 14. But ye denied whereof he hath given assurance un the holy One, and the just, and de to all men, in that he hath raised fised a murderer to bë granted unto him from the dead,

Q. 57. What benefits hath Christ procured by his mediation?

A. Christ by his mediation hath procured redemption g, with all other benefits of the covenant of grace h.

Q. 58. How do we come to be made partakers of the benefits which Christ bath procured?

A. We are made parrakers of the benefits which Christ hath procured, by the application of them unto us i, which is the work especially of God the Holy Ghost k.

Q. 59. Who are made partakers of redemption through Chrift?

A. Redemption is certainly applied, and effectually communicated, to all those for whom Christ hath purchased it); who are in time by the Holy Ghost enabled to believe in Christ according to the gospel m.

Q. 60. Can they who have never heard the gospel, and so know nst Jesus Christ, nor believe in him, be saved by their living according to the light of nature?

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57. g' Heb. ix. 12. Neither by the the earact of our inheritance, until blood of goats and calves, but by his the redemption of the purchased own blood he entered in once into pusfellion, unto the praise of his the holy place, having obtained e. glory. Jola vi. 37. All that she ternal redemption for us.

Father giveth me, mall come to me; h Cor. i. 20. For all the promises and him that cometh unto me, I will of God in him are yea, and in him in oo wise cast out. 39.8 and this Amen, unto the glory of God by us. is the Father's will who hath seot

78. , Johni. 11. Hecame unto his me, that of all which he hath girea own, and his own received him nor. me, I lould lose notbing, but should v. 12. But as many as received him, raise it up again at the last day. John to them gave he power to become X. 15. As the Father knoweth me, the sons of God, even to their that even so know I the Father : and I believe on his name.

lay down my life for the sheep. v & Tit. iii. 5. Not by works of righ. 16. and other theep I have, who teousness which we have done, but are not of this fold: them also I according to his mercy he saved us melt bring, and they shall hear my by the walhing of regeneration, and voice; and there shall be one fold renewing of the Holy Ghoft; v, 6. and one shepherd. Which he shed on us abundantly, in Eph. ii. 8. For hy grace are ye through Jesus Christ our Saviour. saved through faith ; and that not

59. l Eph. i. 13. In whom ye also of yourselves, it is the gift of God. fruited after that ye heard the word 2 Cor. iv. 13. We having the same of truth, the gospel of your falvati- fpirit of faith, according as it is on; in whom allu after that ye be- written, I believed, and therefore lieved, ye were sealed with that holy have I spoken: we also believe, and Spirit of promise, v. 14. Which is therefore speakı

1. They who, having never heard the gospel n, know not Jesus Christ o, and believe not in him, cannot be saved p, be they never so diligent to frame their lives according to the light of nature q, or the laws of that religion which they profels r; neither is there falvation in any other, but in Christ an

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69. n Rom. X. 14. How then shall by the foolishness of preaching to they call op him in whom they have save them that believe. V. 22. For not believed ? and how shall they the Jews require a fign, and the believe in him of whom they have Greeks seek after wisdom : v. 23. not heard? and how shall they hear But we preach Christ crucified, udwithout a preacher ?

to the Jews a stumbling block, and 0 2 Thess. i. 8. In faming fire, unto the Greeks foolishness; v. 24. taking vengeance on them that know But unto them who are called, both not God, and that obey nor the gor- Jews and Greeks, Christ, the power pel of our Lord Jesus Chriít : v. 9. of God, and the wisdom of God. Who shall be punished with everlalt sobo iv. 22. Ye worship ye know ing destruction from the presence of not what: we know whai we worlhip, the Lord, and from the glory of his for salvation is of the Jews: Rom. power. Eph. ii. 12. That at that ix. 31. But Israel who followed after tine ye were without Christ, being the law of righteousness, hath not alieos from the commoowealth. of attained to the law of righteousness Israel, and strangers from the cove v. 32. Wherefore ? Because they pants of promise, having no hope, fought it not by faith, but as it and without God in the world. John were by the works of the law : for i. 10. He was in the world, and the they stumbled at that itumblingworld was made by him, and the stone. Phil, iii. 4. Though I might world knew him not. v. Il. He also have confidence in the flesh. if came upto his own, and his own re any other man thinketh that he hath ceived bim not. V. 12. But as many whereof he might trust in the flesh, as received him, to them gave he i more: v.5. Circumcised the eighth power to become the sons of God, day, of the stock of lírael, of the even to them that believe on his tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the name.

Hebrews : as touching the law, a John viii, 24. I faid therefore Pharisee; T. 6. Concerning zeal, onto you, that ye fhall die in your persecuring the church; touching lins: for if ye believe not i-ati am the righteousness which is in the law,

shall die in your sins. Mark blameless. V. 7. But what things were xvi. 16. He that believeth and is gain to me, those I counted loss for baptized, shall be saved; but he thac Chrift, v. 8. Yea, doutilefs, and I believeth not shall be damned. count all things but loss for the ex.

q. Cor. i. 20. Where is the wise? cellency of the knowledge of Christ where is the scribe? where is the Jesus my Lord; for whom I have disputer of this world ? hath not suffered the loss of all things, and God made foolish the wisdom of this do count there but dung tha: I may world? v. 24. For after that, in the win Christ. v. 2. And be found in lom of God, the world by wis. kim, not haying mine own righte

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