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John 8. 58.

John 17.5.

Eph.

3.9.

Col. 1. 16.

Heb.

I. 2.

John

I. I.
Rom.

9.5.

Phil.

2. 6.

I John 5. 20.

without him was not any thing made that was made.

Jefus faid unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, before Abraham was, I am.

And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own felf, with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

And to make all men fee what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ.

For by him were all things created that are in heaven, and that are in earth, vifible and invifible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers; all things were created by him, and for him.

God hath in thefe laft days fpoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed Heir of all things, by whom alfo he made the worlds.

Q. These are very clear, that even the world was created by Chrift: but what fcriptures prove the divinity of Chrift, against fuch as falfely deny the fame?

A. And the Word was God.

Whose are the fathers, and of whom, as concerning the flesh, Chrift came, who is over all, God bleffed for ever. Amen.

Who being in the form of God, thought it no robbery to be equal with God.

And we know that the Son of God is

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come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jefus Chrift: this is the true God and eternal life.

Q. What are the glorious names the fcriptures give unto Jefus Chrift, the eternal Son of God?

A. And his name fhall be called Wonder- Ifa. ful, Counsellor, the Mighty God, the Everlafting Father, the Prince of Peace.

Who is the image of the invifible God, Col. the first-born of every creature.

1.15.

1.3.

Who being the brightness of his glory, Heb.. and the exprefs image of his perfon (or more proper, according to the Greek, of his fubftance.)

19. 136

And he was clothed with a vefture dipped Rev. in blood; and his name is called the Word of God.

Q. After what manner was the birth of Chrift?

I. 18.

A. Now the birth of Jefus Chrift was Mat. on this wife; When as his mother Mary was efpoufed to Jofeph, before they came together, fhe was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

32, 34,

And the angel faid unto her, Fear not, Luke 1. Mary, for thou haft found favour with 30, 31, God. And behold thou fhalt conceive in 35.. thy womb, and bring forth a fon, and shalt

call

Heb.

2. 14.

Heb. 2.

call his name Jefus: he fhall be great, and fhall be called the Son of the Higheft; and the Lord God fhall give unto him. the throne of his father David. Then faid Mary unto the angel, How fhall this be, feeing I know not a man? And the angel anfwered and faid unto her, The Holy Ghoft fhall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest fhall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing, that shall be born of thee, fhall be called the Son of God.

Q. Was Jefus Chrift, who was born of the Virgin Mary, and fuppofed to be the fon of Jofeph, a true and real man?

A. Forafmuch as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he alfo himfelf took part of the fame, that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.

For verily he took not on him the nature 16, 17. of angels, but he took on him the feed of Abraham. Wherefore in all things it be hoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest, &c.

Heb. 4. 15.

Rom. 5, 15.

For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without fin.

And the gift by grace, which is by one

man

man Jefus Chrift, hath abounded unto many.

21.

But now is Chrift rifen from the dead, 1 Cor. and become the firft fruits of them that 15, 20, flept. For fince by man came death, by man came alfo the refurrection of the dead.

Q. After what manner doth the scriptures affert the conjunction and unity of the eternal Son of God, in and with the man Chrift Jefus?

14.

A. And the word was made flesh, and John dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth.

For he whom God hath fent, fpeaketh John the words of God; for God giveth not 3. 34. the spirit by measure unto him.

How God anointed Jefus of Nazareth Acts with the Holy Ghost and with power, who 10. 38. went about doing good, and healing all that were oppreffed of the devil; for God was with him.

For it pleafed the Father, that in him Col. fhould all fulnefs dwell.

1. 19.

For in him dwelleth all the fulness of Col. the Godhead bodily.

2.9.

In him are hid all the treasures of wisdom Col.

and knowledge.

Q. For what end did Chrift appear in the

world?

2. 3.

A. For what the law could not do, in Rom. that it was weak through the flesh; God, 3.

fending

I John

fending his Son, in the likeness of finful flefh, and for fin, condemned fin in the flesh.

For this purpose the Son of God was 3.5.8. manifefted, that he might destroy the works of the devil. And ye know that he was manifested to take away our fins.

I Cor.

Q: Was Jefus Chrift really crucified and raifed again?

A. For I delivered unto you first of all, 15.3.4 that which I alfo received, how that Chrift died for our fins, according to the fcriptures: and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day, according to the fcriptures.

Luke 2.

Q. What end do the fcriptures afcribe unte the coming, death, and fufferings of Chrift?

A. For mine eyes have feen thy falva30, 31, tion which thou haft prepared before the face of all people: a light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Ifrael.

32.

Rom.

Whom God hath fet forth to be a propi-3. 25. tiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteoufnefs for the remiffion of fins that are past, through the forbearance of God.

Eph.

5.2.

And walk in love, as Chrift alfo hath loved us, and hath given himself for us, an offering and a facrifice to God for a fweet fmelling favour.

Col 1. And having made peace through the

20, 21,

22.

blood

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