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resurtection k, afcenfiori, fitting at the right hand of the Fatherm, and his coming again to judge the world n.

Q. 52. How was Christ exalted in his resurrection?

A. Christ was exalted in his resurrection, in that, mot having seen corruption in death (of which it was not possible for him to be held o) and having the very fame body in which he suffered, with the essential properties thereof p (but without mortality and other common infirmities belonging to this lise) really united to his soul q, he rose again from the dead the third day by his own power r; whereby he declared himself to be the Son of God f, to have satisfied divine juftice t, to have vanquished death, and him that had the power of it X, and to be lord of quick and dead w. All which

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q Rom.6.9. Knowing thatChrist | Mark 16. 19. So then, after being raised from the dead, dieth the Lord had spoken unto them, he no more ; death hath no more dowas received up into heaven, and winion over him. Rev. 1. 18. I fat on the right hand of God, am he that liveth and was dead;

m Eph.1.20. Which he wrought and behold, I am alive for everin Christ, when he raised him from more, Amen; and have the keys the dead, and set him at his own of hell and death. right hand in the heavenly places. r John 10. 18. No man taketh

n Acts 1.11. Which also laid,ye it from me, but I lay it down of men of Galilee, why ftand ye ga• my self: I have power to lay it zing up into heaven? This lame down, and I have power to take Jelus which is taken up from you it again. This commandment have into heaven, fhall fo come, in like I received of my Father. manner as ye have seen him go in- (Rom. 1. 4. And declared to be to heaven. Acts 17. 31. Because the Son of God with power,accorhe hath appointed a day, in the ding to the spirit of holiness, by which he will judge the world in the resurirection from the dead. righteousness, by that man whom t Rom 8.34.Whois hethrat conhe hath ordained; wherefore he demneth? it is Christ that died, hath given assurance.unto all men, yea rather that is risen again, who in that he hath raised him from is even at the right hand of God, the dead.

who also gaketh intercession for us. 52.0 Acts 2. 24. Whom God v Heb. 2. 14. Forasmuch then hath railed tip, having loosed the as the children are partakers of pains of death: because it was not Heth and blood, he also himself possible that he should be holder likewise took part of the fame : of it. v. 27. Because chou wilt not that through death he might delleave my soul in hell, neither wilt troy him that had the power of thou suffer thine holy one to fee death, that is, the devil, corruption.

w Rom. 14. 9. For to this end p Luke 24 39.Behold iny hands Christ both died, and role, and reand my feet, that it is I my self;

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he did as a public person X, the head of his church y, for their justification 2, quickning in grace a, support againf enemies b, and to assure them of their resurrection from the dead at the last day c.

Q. 53. How was Christ exalted in his afcenfion?

Ā. Christ was exalted in his ascension, in that having after his resurrecton often appeared unto and conversed with his apostles, speaking to them of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God d, and giving them commission to preach 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 higheft heavens, there

to vived, that he might be Lordboth till he hath put all enemies under of the dead and living.

his feet. v.26. The last enemy that XI Cor.15.21.For lince by man ihall be destroyed, is death. came death, by man came also the v. 27. For he hath put all things resurrection of the dead. v. 22.For under his feet. But when he faith, as in Adam all die,cven soin Chrilt all things are put under him, it is shall all be made alive.

manifelt that he is accepted which y Eph. 1.20. Whichhe wrought did put all things under him. in Christ when he raised him from

ci Cor.15.20. Butnow is Christ the dead, and set him at his own risen from the dead, and become right hand in the heavenly places. the first fruits of them that fept. 7. 22. And hath put all things un.

53. d Acts 1.4. Until the dayin der his feet and gave him to be the which he was taken up, after that head over all things to the church, he through the holy Ghost had giv.23. Which is his body, the folo ven commandments unto the aponelsof himthat filleth allinall.Col. Atles whom he hath cholen.v. 3,To 1. 18. And he is the head of the whom also he fhewed himfelf alive body, the church;who is the begin. after his passion, by, many infalning, the firlt born from the dead; lible prvofs, being seen of them that in all things he might bave forty days, and speaking of the the pre-eminence.

things pertaining to the kingdom z Rom.4.25. Who was delivered of God. for our offences, and was raised a- c Mat. 28. 19. Go ye therefore gain for our justification.

and teach all nations, baptizing aEph.2.1.

Andyouhathhequick- them in the name of the Father, ned, who were dead intrespaltes & and of the Son, and of the holy Jins, v. 5. Even when we weredead

Gholt:v,20. Teaching theni toob. in fins, bath quickned us together ferve all things whatloever I have with Christ,(bygraceye are saved) commanded you: and lo,I am with 4.6. And hath raised us up toge- you alway, even into the end of ther, and made us fit together in the world. Amen. heavenly placesinChrist Jesus.Col. f Heb. 6. 20. Whither the fore. 212.Buried with bim in baptism, runner is for us entred, even Jesus wherein alto ye are risen with him made an high priest for ever after thro' the faith of the operation of the order of Melchifedec. God, who hath raised him from

g Erh. 4, 8.Wherefore be faith, the dead.

When he ascended up on high, he biCor.15.25.For he must reign,

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to receive gifts for men h, to raise up our affections thither i, and to prepare a place for us k, where himself is, and shall continue till his second coming at the end of the worldl.

Q. 54, How is Christ exalted in his sitting at the right hand of God?

A. Christ is exalted in his fitting 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 0, and power over all things in heaven and earth p; and doth gather and defend his church, and subdue their enemies; furnisheth his ministers and people with gifts and graces y, and

maketh jedcaptivity captive and gave gifts hath poken by the mouth of all unto men.

his holy prophets, Gince the world h Acts 1. 9. And when he had began. Spoken these things, while they be. 54.m Phil. 2. 9. Wherefore God beld, he was taken up, and a cloud allo hath highly exalted him, and received him out of their fight. given him a name which is above v.16. And while they looked stede every name. faftly toward heaven, as he went n Acts 2. 29. Thou haft made up, behold two men stood by them known to me the waysof life; thou in white apparel; v.] 1. Which also halt make me full of joy with the said, Ye men of Galilee, why Itand continuence. Compared with Pfal. ye gazing up into heaven ? this 16.11. Thou wilt fhew me the path fame Jelus which is taken up from of life; in thy presence is fulness of you into heaven, shall fo come, in joy, at thy right hand there are kike manner as yehave seen him go pleasures for evermore. into heaven. Eph.4,10. He that de- o John 17.5.And now, Father scended isthe fame also that ascen• glorifythoume withthine ownself ed up far above all heavens, that he with the glory which I had with might fill all things. Plal. 68. 18. thee before the world was. Thou hast ascended on high, thou p Eph. 1. 22. And hath put all halt led captivity captive: thou hast things under his feet and gave him received gifts for inen ; yea, tor to be the head over all things to the rebellious also, that the Lord the church. 1 Pet. 3. 22. Who is God might dwell among them, gone into heaven, and is on the

i Cot.3. 1.If ye then be rifen with right hand of God,angels, and auChrist,seek those things which are thorities, and powers being made above, where Christ litteth on the fabject unto him. right hand of God.v.2. Set your 4. Eph. 4.10:He that descended, affections on things above, not on is the fame allo that afcended up things on the earth,

far above all heavens,thathe might k john 14. 3. And if I go and fill all things. v. 11. And he gave prepare a place foryou, I will come fome,apostles: and fome,prophets; again, and receive you unto my and some evangelists: and some felf, that where I am there ye may pastors and teachers;v, 12. For the be alfo.

perfecting of the saints, for the I Actsz. 21. Whom the heavens work of the ministry, for the edifymust receive, until the times of re- ing of the body of Christ.Pfal.no. ftitution of all things, which God throughour. The Lordlaidunto my

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Q. 5. 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 cartht declaring his will to have it applied to all believers v, answering all accusam tions against them w, and procuring for them quiet of conscience notwithstanding daily failings x,access with boldness to the throne of grace y, and acceptance of their persons z, and services a.

Q. 56. Lord, sit thon at my tight hand, my glory which thou haft given until I make thine cnemies thy me: for thou fovedst me before footitool.

the foundation of the world, r Rom.8.34.Whois he that con- w Rom, 8. 33. Who fhall lay demneth? it is Christ that died, any thing to the charge of God's yea rather that is rifen again, whó elect! it is God that jultifieth : v. is even at the right hand of God, 34. Who is he that condemneth? it whoalsomakethintercefsion for us.

is Christ that died, yea,rather that 55. Heb.9.:2. Neither by the is risen again, who is even at the blood of goats and calves, but by right hand of God, who also mahis own blood heentred in once in keth intercession for us. to the holy place, having obtained x Rom.5.1, Therefore being jueternal redemption forus.v.24. For Itified by faith, we have peace with Christ is not entred into the holy God, through our Lord Jelus Christ. places made with hands, which are v. 2. By whoni allo we have access the figures of the true; but into by faith into this grace wherein we heaveu itlell, now to appear in the stand, and rejoice in hope of the presence of God for ns.

glory of God. I John, 2. 1, My t Heb.:.3. Who beingthebright- little children, these things write I ness of his glory, and the express unto you, that ye fin not. And if image of his person,and upholding any man fin, we have an advocate all things by the word of his with the Father, Jesus Christ the power, when he by himself purged righteons; v.2, And he is the proour fins, fate down on the right pitiation for our fins: and not for hand of the Majesty on high. ours only, but also for the lins of

v John 3. 16. For God lo loved the whole world. the world, that he gave his only be. y. Heb. 4. 16. Let as therefore gotten Son, that wholoever belie. come boldly unto the throne of veth in him, fhould not perish, but grace, that we may obtain mercy, have everlasting life, John 17.9.1 and find grace to help in time of pray for them: I pray not for the need. world,butfor them which thou hatt z Eph. 1. 6. To the praise of the given me for they are thine, v.20. glory of his grace, wherein he bath Neither pray I for these alone, but made us accepted in the beloved. for them also which shall believeon a 1 Pet. 2. s: Ye also as lively me through their word. v.24. Fa: Hones arebuilt up a fpiritual house, ther, I will that they also whom an holy priesthood, to offer up spithoú haft given me, be with me ritual lacrifices, acceptable to God where I am; that they may şehold by Jesus Cbrift

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Q. 56. How is Christ to be exalted in his 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 Gode, to judge the world in righteousness f.

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 hath procured?

A. We are made partakers of the benefits which Christ hath procured, by the application of them un to us i, which is the work especially of God the holy Ghost i

Q. 59: 56.6 Ads. 3.14. Rut ye denied appointeda day in thewhichhe will the holy One,and the juft, andde- judge the world in righteousness, fired a murdererto be granted unto by that man whom he hath ordain: you.v.15. And killed the prince of ed; whereof he hath given assure hife, whom God hath railed from ance unto all men, in that he hath the dead, whereof we are witnelles. raised him from the dead.

c Mat.24.30. And then shall ap.. 57:g Heb.9. 12. Neither by the pear the lign of the fon of man in blood of goats and calves, but by heaven; and thenshallall the tribes his own;bloodhe entred in oncein. of the earth mourn, and they shall to the holy place having obtained fee the Son of man coming in the eternal redemption forus. clouds of heaven, with power and ha Cor. 1. 20. For all the progreat glory.

miles of God in him are yea, and d Luke9.26. For whosoever shalli in him amen, unto the glory of be alhamed of me & of my words, God by us, of him shall che son of man be a- 58.i John 1. IT. He came unto shamed, when he lhall come in his his own, and his own received him own glory,and in his Father's, and not.v. 1 2. But as many as received of the holy angels. Mat. 25. 31. him, to them gave he power to be. When the Son of man lhall come come the fon's of God, even to m his glory,andall the holy angels theni' that believe on his name. with him, then shall he lit upon k Titus 3, 5. Hot' by works of the thirone of his glory.

righteoufnesswhich we have done, e Theff.4.16.For the Lordhim butaccordingto his mercy he saved self fall descend from heaven with us by the walling of regeneration, a shout, with the voice of the arch- and renewing of the holy Ghost; angel,and with the trump of God: v. 6. Which is shed on us abuna and the dead in Chrift fall rise dantly through' Jésus Christ our firit.

Saviour. f Acts 17:31. Because he hathap

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