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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 purchafed it 1; 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 fo know not Jesus Chrift, nor believe in him, be faved by their living according to the light of nature ?
A. They who, having never heard the gospel 1, know not Jesus Christ 9, and believe not on him, cannot be laved P, be they never so diligent to frame their lives according to the light of nature 4, or the laws of that religion which they
59.1 Eph.1.13. In whom ye also have not believed ? and how fhall trusting after that yeheard theword they believe in him of whom they of truth, the gofpelofyour salvati- have not heard? and how shall they on; in whom alfo after that ye be hear without a preacher? lieved, ye werelealed with thatholy o 2 Theff. 1.8. In faming fire, Spirit of promise. v, 14. Which is taking vengeance on them that the ear neft of our inheritance, un- know
not God, and that obey not til the redemption of the purchased the gospel ofour Lord Jesus Christ: poffeflion, unto the praise of his v.9. Who Mhall be punifhed with glory. John 6. 37. All that theFa- everlastingdestructionfromtheprether giveth me, shall come to me; fence of the Lord, and from the and him that cometh unto me, í gloryof his power. Eph.2.12. That will in no wife cast out. v.29, And at that time ye were withoutChrift, this is the Fathers will which hath being aliens from the commonsent me, that of all which he hath wealth of Israel, and strangers from given me, I should lose nothing, the covenants of promise, having but fhould raile it up again at the no hope, and without God in the last day. John 10.15. As the Father world, John 1.10. He was in the knoweth me, even so know I the world, and the world was made by Father: and í lay down my life for him, and the world knewbim not. the sheep. v, 16. And other sheep I v. 11. He came into his own, and have, which are not of this fold : his own received him not. v. 12. them allo I must bring, and they But as many as received him, to shall hear my voice; and there shall them gave he power to become the be onę fold and one shepherd. fons of God, even to them that be.
m Eph. 2. 7. For by grace are ye lieve on his name. saved through faith; and that not p John 8..24. I said therefore unof yourselves: it is the gift of God. to you, that ye shall die in your 2 Cor. 4.13. We having the same fins: for if ye believe,not that I am fpirit of faith, according as it is he, ye shall die in your fins. Mark written, I believed, and therefore 16. 16. He that believeth, and is have I spoken: we also believe, baptized, shall be saved; but he that and therefore speak.
believeth not shall be danıned. 60, n Rom. 10. 54. How then q i Cor.1.20. Where is the wife? Thall they call on him inwhom they where is the fcribe? where is the
profefs r; neither is there falvation in any other, but in Christ alones, who is the Saviour only of his body the churcht.
Q. 61. Are all they saved who hear the gospel, and live in the Church?
A. All that hear the gospel,and live in the visible church, are not saved; but only they that are true members of the church invisible v,
difputer of this world? hath not for whom I have suffered the loss God made foolish the wisdom of of all things, and do court theni this world ? v, 21. For after that, but dungthat I may winChrift,v.9. in the wisdom of God, the world And be found in him not having by wisdoin knew not God, it plea- mine own righteousness, which is fed God by the foolishness of prea ofthelaw, but that which is through ching to save them that believe.v. the faith of Christ, the righteoul22. For the Jews require a sign, & nefs which is of God by faith. the Greeks seek after wisdom; v, f Acts 4. 12. Neither is there fal23. But we preach Chrilt crucified, vation in any other : for there is unto the Jews a stumbling-block, none other nane under heaven gi. and unto the Greeks foolishness; ven among men, whereby we mult Vi 24. But unto them which are be saved. called, both Jews and Greeks, t Eph. 5. 23. For the husband is Christ, the power of God, and thé the head of the wife,even as Christ wisdom of God.
is the head of the church, and he r John 4.22.Ye worshipycknow is the Saviour of the body, not what: we know what we wor: 61.v.Joh.12.38. That thesaying ship, for salvation is of the Jews. of Elaias the prophet might be fulRom. 9. 31. But Ifrael which fol- filled, which he spake, Lord, who lowed after the law of righteous hath believed our report? and to ness,hath not attained to the law of whom hath the art of the Lord righteousness. v. 32. Wherefore? been revealed! v. 39. Therefore Because they fought it,not byfaith, they could not believe, because but as it were by the works of the that
Efaias said again.6.40.Hc hath law: for they stumbled at that blinded their eyes, and hardned stumbling-stone.Phil. 3.4. Though their heart; that they should not I mightalso have confidence in the fee with their eyes, nor understand flesh. If any other man thinketh with their heart,and be converted, that he hath whereof he might trust and I should heal them. Rom.9.6. in the flesh, 1 more : v. 5. Circum. Notasthough the word of Godhath ciled the eight day, of the stock taken none efect. For they are of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, not all Israel, which are of Ifrael. an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as Mat: 22.14. For many are called, touching the law,a Pharisee; 1.6. but few are cholen. Mat. 7. 21. Not Concerning zeal, persecuting the every one thatsaith untome. Lord, church;touchingtherighteonsnefs Lori, Chall enter into the kingdom which is in the law,blamelels.v.7. of heaven: but he that doth the But what things were gain to me, will of my father whichisinheaven. thote I counted loss forchrist.v.8. Rom. 154.7. What then? Ifrael hath Yea doubtless,&I count all things not obtained that which he seeketh but loss for the excellency of the for; but the election hath obtaine knowledgeofChrist Jesusmy Lord: cd it, and the rett were blinded.
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Q. 62. What is the visible church?
A. The visible church is a fociety made up of all such as in all ages and places of the world do profess the true religion w, and of their children x. Q. 63. What are the special privileges of the visible church?
62. w Cor. 1.2, Unto the church none can keep alive his own soul, ofGouwhich is atCorinth,to them 0,30. A feed ihall serve him, it shall that are fanctified in Christ Jesus, be accounted to the Lord, for age called to be faints, with all that in neration. v. 31. They thall come, every place call upon the name of and shall declare his righteousness Jelus Christ our Lord, both theirs unto a people that shall beborn, that and ours, iCor,'2.13. For by one he hath done this. Pfal. 45. 17. I Spirit are we all baptized into one will make thy name to be remembody,whether we be Jews or Gen. bred in all generations : therefore tiles, whether we be bond or free; thall the people praise thee forever and have all been made to drinkin- and eyer. Mat.28.19.Goye thereto one spirit. Rom.15.9. And that fore & teach all nations, baptizing thựGentiles might glorifyGod for them in the name of the Father, & his mercy, as it is written, for this of the Son, and of the holy Ghost: cause I will confess to thee among v.20, Teaching them to observe all the Gentiles, and ling unto thy thingswbatsoever havecommand, name. v. 10. And again hë faith, ed you; and lo, I am with you alrejoice yeGentileswith his people, way unto the end of the world. Av.11. And again, praise the Lord men.Ifa.59.21.Asfor me,this ismy ail yc Gentiles,and laud him all ye covenant with them faith the Lord, people. v, 12. Apd again, Efaias My spirit that is upon thee, and faith, there shall be a root of Jeffe, my words which I have put in thy and he that Mall rise to reign over mouth, shall not depart out of thy theGentiles; in him thall theGen- mouth, nor out of the mouth of tiles truft. Kev. j. 9. After this I thy feed, nor out of the mouth of beheld, and lo, a grcat multitude, thy seeds feed, faith the Lord, from which no man could number, of all henceforth and for ever. nations, and kindreds and people, XI Cor.7.14.For the unbelieving and tongues, Rood before the husband is fanctified by the wife, throne and before the Lamb,cloth & the unbelieving wife is fanctifi ed with white robes, and palms in ed by the husband; elle were your their hands. Pfal. 2.8. Alls of me children unclean, but now they are and I'Thall give thee the heathen holy, Acts 2:39.For the promise is for thine inheritance, & the utter unto you, and to your children,& molt parts of the earth forthy poli to all that are afar off, even asmany Teffion. Plal.22.27. All the ends of as the Lord our Godshallcall, Kom. the world shall remember and turn 11.16. For if the first fruit be holy into the Lord :andall the kindreds the lump is also holy: and if the of the nations shall worship before root be holy, so are the branches. thee. v. 26. For the kingdom is the Gen.17.7. And I will establish my Lords : and he is the governor 2- covenant between me and thee,and mong the nctions. 7. 29. All they thý seed after thec,in theirgenerathat be fat opon earth thall eat and tions,for an eyerlasting covenant : worship: all they that go down to to te'a God unto thçe,
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A. The visible church hath the privilege of being under God's special care and government y; of being protected and preserved in all ages, notwithltanding the opposition of all enemies 2, and of enjoying the cummunion of faints, the ordinary means of salvation a, and offers of grace by Christ to all the members of it in the ministry of the gospel testifying that whosoeverbelieves in him shall be saved b, and
exclud. 63. y Isa. 4. 5. And the Lordwill that burden themselves with itshall create uponevery dwellingplace of be cutin pieces, though all th
ереоmount Sion,&upon her allemblies ple of the earth were gathered to acloud, and smoke by day, and the gether against it.7. 4. In that day fhining of a faming fire by night: Taith the Lord, I will smite every for upon allthe glory thall be a de- horse with altonilment, and his fence, v. 6 And there shall be a ta- rider with madness, and I will oper tabernacle for ashaddow in theday. minceyesupon the houle of Judah, time from the heat, and for a place and will imite every horse of the of refuge, and for a covert from people with blindness. 0,8. In that storm and from rain. I Tim. 4. day thall the Lord defend theinha10. For therefore we both labour, bitants of Jerufalem, and he that is and suffer reproach, because we feeble among themat that day shall trust in the living God, who is be as David; & the house of David the Saviour of all inen, especially shall be as God, as the angel of the of those that believe.
Lord before them.v.9. And it shall z Pfalm.115.throughout,(v.1. Not cometo passin that day, that I will unto us O Lord, not unto us, but.. seek to destroy all the nations that V... Wherefore should the heathen come against Jerufalem, say, Where is now their God? &c. a Acts 2. 39. For the promise v. 9. O Israel, trust thou in the is unto you, and to your children, Lord: He is their help and their and to all that are afar off, even as field, &c. Ila 31. 4. For thus many as the LordourGodball eall. hath the Lord spoken unto me, like v.42. And they continueditedfalt. as the lion & the young lion roar- ly in the apostlesdoctrine& fellowing on his prey, when a multitude Thip,and in breaking of bread, and of ihepherds is called forth against in prayers. him, he wil not be afraid of their b Pfal. 147. 19. He sheweth his voice, nor abase himself for the word unto Jacob, his statutes and noife of them : so shall the Lord of his judgments unto Ifrael. v. 20. hostscome down to fight for mount he hath not dealt so with any naSion, & for the kill thereof.7.5. As tion and as for hisjudgments, they birds flying, so willthe Lord of hosts have not known them. Praise ye defend Jerusalem, defending also the Lord. Rom. 9. 4. Who are he will deliver it, and passing over Ifraelites: to whom pertaineth the be will preserve it. Zech. 12,2. Be- adoption, and the glory, and the hold, I will make Jerusalem a cup covenants, and the giving of the of trembling unto all the people law, and the service of Gud, and round about, when they shall be in the promises. Eph. 4. 11. And he the liege, both against Judah and gave some,apostles and fome, proagainst jerusalem. 2. 3. And in phets : and fome evangelifts: and that day will I make Jerusalem a fome,pastors and teachers ; v. 12. burdensonıc Itone for all people:All for the perfecting of the saints,
Q. 62. What is the visible church?
Ă. The visible church is a society made up of all such as in all ages and places of the world do profels the true religion w, and of their children x, Q. 63. What are the special privileges of the visible church?
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our Lord, both theirs unto a people that shall beborn, that and ours, 1 Cor.12.13. For by one he hath done this. Plal. 45. 17. I Spirit are we all baptized into one will make thy name to be remembody,whether we be Jews or Gen- bred in all generations : therefore tiles, whether we be bond or free; lhall the people praise thee forcver and have all been made to drinkin- and eyer. Mat.28.19. Go ye thereto one spirit. Rom.15.9. And that fore & teach all nations, baprizing thGentiles might glorify God for them in the name of the Father, & his mercy, as it is written, for this of the Son, and of the holy Ghost: cause I will confess to thee among 0:20, Teaching them to observe all the Gentiles, and ling unto thy thingswhatsoeverlhavecommand, name. v. 10. And again hë faith, ed you; and lo, I am with you al. rejoice yeGentileswith his people, way unto the end of the world. A. 0.11. And again, praise the Lord men.Ifa.59:21. Asfor me, this ismy all yc Gentiles,and laud him all
ye covenant with them saith the Lord, people. v, 12. Apd again, Efaias My spirit that is upon thee, and faith, there shall be a root of Jeste, my words which I have put in thy and he that shall rise to reign over mouth, shall not depart out of thy theGentiles; in hìn Ahall theGen- mouth, nor out of the mouth of
trift. Kev. j. 9. After this I thy seed, nor out of the mouth of beheld, and lo, a grcat multitude, thy feeds teed, faith the Lord, from which no iman could number, of all henceforth and for ever. nations, and kindreds and people, XI Cor.7.14. For the unbelieving and tongues, Rood before the husband is fanctified by the wife, throne and before thc Lamb,cloth; & the unbelieving wife is fanctifi. ed with white robes, and palms in ed by the husband; else were your their hands. Pfal. 2. 8. Alls of me children unclean, but now they are and I'Thall give thee the heathen holy, Acts 2.39.For the promisois for thine inheritance, & the utter unto you, and to your children, & molt parts of the earth for thy polo to all that are afar off even asmany selfior. Plal.22.27. All the ends of as the Lord our Godshallcall. kom. the world shall remember and turn 11.16. For if the first fruit be holy ynto the Lord :andallthe kindreds the lump is also holy: and if the of the nations shall worthịp before root be holy, so are the branches. thee. v. 28. For the kingdom is the Gen.17.7. And I will establish my Lords: and he is the governor 2- covenant between me and thee,and mong the nations. 7. 29. All they thy seed after thee in theirgenerathat be fatupon earth ihall eat and tions, for an eyerļasting covenant : worship: all they that go down to to te'a God unto thçe, and to thy the dult, thall bow before him and seed after thee,
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