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unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.”
Col. iii. 1: “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.”
Eph. i. 19–22: “And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to usward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: and hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be head over all things to the church."
And in coming to judge the world at the last day.
Acts i. 11: “ This same Jesus which is taken up from you into heaven shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.”
Acts iii. 21: “Whom the heaven must receive, until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets, since the world began.'
Matt. xxv. 31–34, 41 : “When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: and before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: and he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall 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. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.”
2 Thess. i. 6-10: “Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you: and to you, who are troubled, rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ; who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power: when he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.”.
1 Thess. iv. 14–16: “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first."
Acts xvii. 31: “Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness, by that man whom he hath ordained: whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.”
Q. 29. How are we made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ?
A. We are made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ, by the effectual application of it to us, by his Holy Spirit.
Redemption purchased by Christ.
Heb. ix. 12: “Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood, he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for
Effectual application of it to us by the Spirit.
unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.”
John i. 12, 13: “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”.
Titus iii. 5: “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.”
Q. 30. How doth the Spirit apply to us the redemption purchased by Christ?
A. The Spirit applieth to us the redemp. tion purchased by Christ, by working faith in us, and thereby uniting us to Christ in our effectual calling
Working faith in us. Eph. ii. 8: “For by grace are ye saved, through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of
Uniting us to Christ.
John vi. 35–37: “ And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believed not. All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me, I will in no wise cast out."
Eph. iii. 17: “That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith.”
Gal. ii. 20: "I am crucified with Christ : nevertheless, I live; yet-not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the
life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for
Col. i. 27 : “Christ in you, the hope of glory.”'
1 Cor. i. 9: “God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Q. 31. What is effectual calling?
A. Effectual calling is the work of God's Spirit, whereby, convincing us of our sin and misery, enlightening our minds in the knowledge of Christ, and renewing our wills, he doth persuade and enable us to embrace Jesus Christ, freely offered to us in the gospel.
Work of God's Spirit.
Rom. viii. 30: “Moreover, whom he did predestinate, them he also called.”
2 Tim. i. 9: “Who hath saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began.”
John i. 13: “Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”
Tit. iii. 5: “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.”
Convincing us of our sin and misery.
John xvi. 8: " And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment."
Rom. vii. 9: “ For I was alive without the law once:
but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died."
Acts xvi. 29, 30: “ Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, and brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved ?"
Enlightening our minds in the knowledge of Christ.
2 Cor. iv. 6: “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”
Eph. i. 17, 18: “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: the
your understanding being enlightened ; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints.”
Renewing our wills.
Ezek. xxxvi. 26, 27: “A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.”
He doth persuade and enable us to embrace Jesus Christ.
John vi. 44: “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.”
John vi. 37: “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me, I will in n wise cast out."
Freely offered to us in the gospel.
Matt. xi. 28: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
John vii. 37: “In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink."