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dition to interest; them in him w, promiseth and givctfjliis holy Spirit * to all his elect, to work in them that faiths, wVh all other saving graces 2; and to enable them unto al! holy obedience a, as the evidence of the truth of their faiths, arxl thankfulness to God c, and as the way which he hath appointed them to salvation d.
33- Was tbt covenant of grace always admini/lred after one and the fame manner f • .
A. The covenant of grace was not always administred after the fame manner, but the administrations of it under the Old Testament were different from those under the New e,
34. How was the covenant es grace admmijlred under the Old iefiament f J. The covenant of grace was *dmir.islred under the Old Te
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in Loke iii. 16. For Cod so loved t*aith by my works, v. ,22. Seest thou the world, that he gave his only how faith wrought with hi* works, hegotten Son, that whosoever be- and by works was faith made perlieveth in him, should cot perish, sect? . .
but have everlasting lile. John i. c 2 Cor. v. .14. For the love of I j. Bat as many as received him, Christ constraineth us, because we to them gave he power to become thus judge, that if one died for all, the sons of God, even to them that then were all dead: v. 15. A«d believe on his name. that he died for all, that they who
xProv. i. 2%, Behold, I will pour live, should not '-.nceforth live uncut my spirit unto you, 1 will make to themselves, but unto him who known my words unto you. died for them, and rose again.
y 1 Cor. iv. 13. We having the d Eph. ii. 10. For we are his fame spirit of faith, according as it workmanship, created in Christ jeis written, I believed, and therefore sus unto good works, which God have I spoken: We also believe, and hath before oidaioed that we should therefore speak. walk in them.
z aal. v. 22. But the fruit os the 33. e 2 Cor. iii. 6. Who also Spirit, is love, joy, peace, -long- hath made us able ministers of the suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith. New Testament, not of the letter, v. 23. Meekness, tempegince: a- but of the spirit: for the letter kilgaiast such there is no law. leth, but the Spirit giveth life. v.
aEzek.xxxvi. 37. And I will put 7. But if the ministration of death ray Spirit within you, and cause you written and engraved in stones, was to walk in my statutes, and ye shall glorioBS, so that the children of Iskeep my judgments and do them, rael could not stedfastly behold the
b James ii. 18. Yea, a man may face of Moses, for the glory of his fay, Thou bast faith, and I have countenance, which glory wa» to be works: shew me thy faith without .done away. v. 81 How shall not the thy works, and I will shew thee my ministration of the Spirit be tather
glostamcnt, by promises f> propheciesg,.sacrifices b,icircnmcisioa i, the paflbver k, and other types and ordinances; which did all foresignify Christ then to come, and were for that time sufficient to build up the elect in faith in the promised Messiah /,, by whom they then had full remission of sin and eternal salvatioa m.
35. How is the covenant of grace admimftred under the New Testament. :,1; - ,
J. Under the New Testament, when Christ the substance was exhibited, the fame covenant of grace was and still is to be administred in the preaching of the word n, and the administration of the sacraments of baptism 0, and the Lord's sup
glmious? v. 9. For if the ministra- "For even Christ our passover is sa
-tidn of condemnation be glory, criftced for us.
"■nidi more doth the ministration of / (Heb. viii. ix. and X, chapters.)
righteousness exceed in gloty. Heb. xi. 13, These all d'red in faith,
34: /"Rent, xv. 8. Now I say, not having received the promises,
that Jesus Christ was a minister of but having seen them afar off, and :the circumcision for the truth of were persuaded of them, and em•cod, to confirm the promises made braced them, and confessed that
unto the fathers. ■ they were strangers and pilgrims on
g Acts iii. 20. And he stiall fend the earth.
Jefas Christ,who before was preach- Gal. iii. 7. Know ye therefore
•ed unto you, v. 24. Yea, and ast that they who are of faith, the fame
the prophets, from Samuel and those are the children of Abraham, v. 8.
that follow after, as many as have And the scripture foreseeing that
spoken, have likewise fortold of God would justify the heathen
these daysi through faith, preached before the
ÆHebl X. i. For the law having gospel unto Abraham, saying. In
a (hadow of good things to come, thee shall all nations be blessed, v. 9. 'and not the very image of the So then they who be of faith, are '-tilings, can never with those facri- blessed with faithful Abraham, v. •sices which they offer year by year 14. That the blessing of Abraham -continually, make the comers there- might come on the Gentiles through
unto perfect. jesus Christ, that we might receive
/Rom. iv. 11. And he received the promise of the Spirit through
the sign of circumcision, a seal of faiih.
the righteousness of the faith which 3 j. n Mark Xvi. 1 y. And he said . he had yet being uncircumcised, unto them, Go ye unto all the world, "that he might be the father of all and preach the gospel to every ereathem that believe, though they be ture.
not circumcised; that righteousness 0 Mat. x?:viii. 19. Go ye therefore might he imputed unrd them also. and teach all nations, baptising them - k 1 -Cor. v. 7. Purge out therefore in the name of the Father, and of 'the old leaven, that ye may be a the Son, and of the holy Ghost: v. BeW lump, as ye are icleavened. ■'so. Teaching them to observe all 1 • thin£3 ptrp; !h which grace and salvation are held forth in more fulness, evidence and efficacy to all nations q. . . ■'.
0^56. W/jo is the Mediator nf t/je covenant of graces ..
A. The only Mediator of the covenant of grace is the Lord Jesus Christ r, who being the eternal Son of God, of one substance and equal with the Fatherf, in the fulness of time became man t, apd so was and continues to be God and man in two entire distinct natures, add one person for ever *.
things whatsoever I have commanded day*, faith the Lord; I wilt put 50a: and lo, I*am with you al way, py laws into their mind, and writs even onto the end of the werld. them in their hearts: and I will be
p t Cor. xi. 23. For I have receiv- to them a God, and they shall be to <d of the Lord, that which also I da/ me a people, v. 11. Aud they shall livered unto you, that the Lord Je- oat teach every man bis neighbour, sus, the fame night in which he was and every man his brother, laying, betrayed, took bread: v. 24. And Know the I ord, for all (hall know when he had given thaiiks, he brake me, from the leail to the greatest', jt.^and said, Take,, eat; this is my Mat. xxviii. 19. Go ye theresoie and body which was broken for you: teach all nations, baptizing them in this do in remembrance of roe. v. the name of, &c. 2 j. After the fame manner also he 36, r 1 Tiro. ii. j. For there it took the cup, when he had sopped, one God, and one Mediator between faying, This cup is the new testa- Cod and men, the man Christ Jesus, tnent in my blood: this do ye, as oft f John i 1. In the beginning was as ye drink it in remembrance of me. the Word, and the Word was with
• 2 Cor. iii. (,. to the end. Who Cod, and the word was God, v. 14. bath also made us able ministers of And the Word was made flesh, and the new testament, not of the letter, dwelt among ut ;and we beheld his but of the spirit: for the letter kil glory, the glory as of the only beleth, but the Spirit giv»th life, v, 7. gotten of the Father) full of grace But if the administration of death and truth. Joba x. a©. I and my v/rirten and eng'aven in stones, was Father are one. Phil. ii. 6. Who £lorioii?, v. 8. How shall not the being in the form of God, thought ministration of the Spirit be rather k not robbery to be equal with God, glorious? v. 9. ff the ministration of / Gal. iv 4. But when the fulness condemnation be glory, much more of the time was come, God sent <soth the ministration of righteous- forth his Son made of a woman, eefs exceed in glory. &c. * Heb. viii. made under the law 61 But now ha'h he obtained a more t> Luke i. 3 J, And the angel ancxcellent ministry, by how much swered and said unto her. The Hoalso he is the mediator of a better ]y Ghost shall come upon thee, and covenant, which was established upon the power of the highest (hall overbetter promises, v. 10. For this shadow thee: therefore alsr/that hois the covenant that I will make ly thing which (hall be born of thee with- the house os Israel aft ;t those shall be called the Sou os God. Rom, Q 37 Hozo didCorift, being the Son of God, become mans A Christ the Son of God became: man, by taking to himselt a true body, and a reasonable soul w, being conceived by the power of the Holy Ghost, in the womb of the virgin Maler substance, and born of her x, yet without siny. 38. Wby was it requisite that the Mediator should be God? A7 h was requisite that the Mediator should be God, that he might sustain and keep the human nature from sinking under .k- «r;.-u -f^od, and the power of death z: give worth
Ix. 5. Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed fur ever. Amen. Col. ii. 9. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. Heb. vii. 2 j. But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. 2 J. Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost, that come unto God by him, feeing he ever liveth to make inter cession for them.
37. iu John i. 14. And the Word was made fleih, and dwelt among us (aud we behejd his glory, the glory as of th« only begotten ofthe Father) full of grace and truth. Mat. xxvi. 38. Then faith he unto them, My foul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here and wauh with me.
x Luke i. 27. To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the'vir.-gin's name was Mary. v. 31. And behold thou (halt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a Son, and shalt call his name Jesus, v. 3 c. And the angel answered and said 'wq' &r, The Holy Ghost (hall come ,upon thee, and the power of the Highest (hall overshadow thee: S also that holy thing which : born of thee, (hall be called Vot God. v. 41. And (Eli
sabeth) spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. Gal. iv. 4. But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son made of a woman, made under the law.
y Heb. iv. 15. For we have r.ot an high piiest who cannot be touched with the seeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted Tike as we are, yet without fm. Heb. vii. 26. For such an high priest be-' came us, who is holy, harmless, undented, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens.
381 z Acts ii. 34- Whom cod hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death; because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. v. 25. For David fpeaketh concerning him. I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand that 1 should not be moved. Rom, i. 4. And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead. Compared with Rom. iv. ac. Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification. Heb. ix. 14. How much more lhall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to cod, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
and efficacy to his sufferings, obedience and interceffion a; and to satisfy God's justice b, procure his favours, purchase a peculiar people d, give his Spirit to them e, conquer ail their enemies /, and bring them to everlasting salvation g.
a Acts xx. 28. Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to seed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. Heb, ix. 14, How much more shall the blood os Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead, woiks, to serve the living God? Heb. vii. 2 J. Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost, that come unto cod by him, seeing he ever liveth to make interceflion for them, v. 26. For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undented, .separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens: v, 27. Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for his own fins, and then for the people: for this he did once, when he offered up himself. ?3. For the law maketh men high priests who have infirmity; but the word of the oath which was lince the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.
b Rom. iii. 24. Being justified freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in jesus Christ, r. 2;. Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness, for the remission of fins that are past, through the forbearance of ood; v. 26. To declare, 1 fay. at this time his righteousness: that ae might be just, and the justifies
of him who believeth in Jesus.
c Eph. i. 6. To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. Mat. iii. 17. And lo, a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
d -Tit. it. 13. Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great cod, and our Saviour Jesus Christ: v. 1 4, Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
e Gal. iv. 6. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
/Luke i. 68. Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he hath visited and redeemed his people, v. 69. Aud hath raised up an horn of salvation for us, in the house of his servant David, v. 71. That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all thai hate us. tr. 74,' That he would grant unto ut, that we being delivered out of the hands of our enemies, might serve him without fear.
g Heb. Vi 8. Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he susseted. v. 9. And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal selvation unto all them that obey him. Heb, ix. 11. But Christ being conw an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to fay, not of this building; r. 12. Neither by