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11. Q. Why do you profras to beliere all this of
A. Paranse, though some part of it might have buen discovered by natural reason, and accordingly was found out by the wintr heatheus; ret the full and perfect knowledge of all this is due to rerelatuom: and by the accounts we have of these things in the Holy Scriptures, we both more clearly understand them, and are more firmly persuaded of the truth of them.
SECT. VIII. Of Jesus Christ,- His Mission and Offices. 1. Q. What does the second part of your Creed contain?
1. It contains a short account of all such things as are necessary to be known and believed by us, concerning our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
PROOFS SUBJOINED).— Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, beliere also in me. 1 John, iii. 2:3. This is his commandment, that we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.
2. Q. How is be here described to us?
A. By his person, bis offices, his relation to God, and to us.
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord.
3. Q. How is his person set out to us in this Article?
A. By the name which he went by whilst he was upon earth-Jesus.
4. Q. How came our Saviour to be called by that name?
A. He was so called by the express command of God, delivered by an angel ; first to the Blessed Virgin, Luke, i. 31. And behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a Son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus. And then to Joseph, Matt. i. 21. And she shall bring forth a Son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.
5. Q. Is there any particular significancy in thạt name, that should move God in such an extraordinary manner to give it to him ?
A. There is : for it denotes a saviour, and was given by God to our blessed Lord, to shew that he was to be the Saviour of the world; and that no other was to be so. Matt. i. 21. Thou shall call his name Jesus, for he shall save his people from their sins. Acts, iv. 12. Neither is there salvation in any other : for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
PROOFS SUBJOINED.-Luke, ii. 11, 21. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.–And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called Jesus, which was so named of the an
gel before he was conceived in the womb. Acts, xiij. 13. Of this man's (David's) seed hath God according to his promise raised unto Israel u Saviour, Jesus. i Tim. i. 15. This is a faithfuil saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world 10 sare sinners.
6. Q. How was this Jesus to save the world?
1. By delivering us both from the power and from the punishment of our sins; and by putting us in a way of attaining unto everlasting life. Acts, v. 30, 31. The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree. Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. Tit. ii. Ji. For the Grace of God that bringeth salvation, hath appeared unto men. Rom. vi. 4, 5. Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection.
7. Q. What is the title given to our Blessed Lord, with respect to his offices.
A. He is called Christ; which is the same in Greek that Messias is in Hebrew, or Syriac; and is as much as to say, the anointed. John, j. 41. We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ. iv. 25. I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ.
Proofs SUBJOINED.—John, vii. 41, 42. Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, shall Christ come out of Galilee! Hath not the Scripture said, that Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of
the town of Bethlehem, where David was ? ix. 22. These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue. X. 24. Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly. xi. 27. She saith unto him, yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world. Acts, ix. 22. But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ.
8. Q. Why had our Saviour this title given to him?
A. To shew, that as by the ceremony of anointing heretofore, God consecrated those whom he called to some certain offices; so was this Jesus to be se. parated, though not by a visible unction, yet by the invisible power and Grace of the Holy Spirit, for all those offices to which men were anointed by God's command under the law. Acts, x. 38. God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost, and with power.
PROOFS SUBJOINED.—Luke, iv. 18. The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the Gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised. Acts, iv. 27. For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together.' Heb. i. 9. Thou hast loved righteousness and hated iniquity : Pin o t say God, hath anointed thee kui n news bore thy fellou's.
9. Q. What wertise wib men were consecrated, by the itine. . . . under the law?
1. They were chists : : ice offices of a prophet, a priest, umo.
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10, Q. Wins Our Sariour in bed cudacerated to all Thonet
A lle was; and that by express priorissies before tum coming into the world. See Porn Vi.i. Thou Wormal righteousness, and haled niche chris : thitrefore God, even thy God, hath anointed this with the oil of uladness above thy fellou's. CX. t. The Lord hath SVOTN, and will not repent thou art a priest for erer, after the order of Melchisedek. Dill. xvii. 15, 18,