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their good q; and also in taking vengeance on the rest, who know not God, and obey not the gospel .

Q: 46. What was the state of Christ's humiliation?

A. The estate of Christ's humiliation was that low condition, wherein he, for our fakes, emptying himself of his glory, took upon him the form of a servant, in his conception and birth, life, death, and after his death until his resurrections.

Q. 47. How did Chrift humble himself in his conception and birto ?

A. Christ humbled himself in his conception and birth, in that, being from all eternity the Son of God in the bosom of the Father, he was pleased in the fulness of time to become the Son of man, made of a woman of low estate, to be born of her, with divers circumstances of more than ordinary abalement l.

Q. 48. How did Christ humble himself in his life?
A. Christ humbled himself in his life, by subjecting himself

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a man, he humbled himself, and be. 9 Rom. viii, 28. And we know came obedient unto deach, even the that all things work together for death of the cross. Luke i. 31. And good, to them that love God, to them bebold, thou shalt conceive in thy who are the called according to his womb, and bring forth a Son, and purpose.

shalt call his name Jesus. 2 Cor. viii. 2 Thes. i. 8. In Alaming fire, 9. For ye know the grace of our taking vengeance on them that know Lord Jesus Christ, that though he ROG God, and that obey not the gof. was rich, yet for your fakes he pel of our Lord Jesus Chrift: v.y. became poor, that ye through Who shall be punished with everlast. his poverty might be rich. Afts ïi. ing destruction from the presence of 24. Whoin God hath raised up, the Lord, and from the glory of his having loosed the pains of death :

power. Psal. ii. 8. ask of me, and I because it was not possible that he will give thee the heathen for thine should be bolden of it. inheritance, and the uttermost parts 47. t Jobo i. 14. And the Word of the earth for thy poffeflion. v.9. was made felh, and dwelt among us, Thou shalt break them with a rod (and we beheld his glory, the glory of iron, thou shalt dalh them in as of the only begotten of the Fapieces like a potter's veffel.

ther) full of grace and truth. v. 18. 46. / Phil. ii. 6. Who being in the No man hath seen God at any time; foran of God, thought it not robbery the only begotten Son, who is in the -To be equal with God: 1.7. But bofom of the Father, he hath demade himself of no reputation, and clared him. Gal. iv. 4. But when took upon him the form of a servant, the fulness of the time was come, and was iade in the likeness of men: God sent forth his Son made of a ·V. 8. And bejng found in falzioa as woman, made under the law. Luke

to the law v, which he perfectly fulfilled w; and by conflicting with the indignities of the world x, temptations of Satan y, and infirmities in his felh, whether common to the nature of man, or particularly accompanying that his low condition z.

Q. 49. How did Chrif humble himself in his death?

4. Christ humbled himself in his death, in that having been betrayed by Judas a, forsaken by his disciples b, scorned and re-. jected by the world c, condemned by Pilate, and tormented by

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ii. 7. And she brought forth her things it behoved him to be made firit-born son, and wraped himin' like unto his brethren ; that he swadling clothes, and laid him in a might be a merciful and faithful manger, because there was no room ligle priest, in things pertaining to for them in the inn.

God, to make reconciliation for 48. v Gal. iv. 4. But when the the sins of the people. v. 18. For in fulness of the time was come, God that he himself hath suffered, being sent forth his Son made of a woman, tempted, he is able to succour them made under the law.

that are tempted. Heb. iv. 15. For w Mat. v. 17, Think not that I we have not as high prieft which am come to destroy the law or the cannot be touched with the feeling prophers : 1 ani not come to destroy, of our infirmities; but was in all but to fulfil, Rom. v. 19. For as by points tempted like as we are, yet one man's disobedience many were without fin. Ifa. lii. 13. Behold, made Goners: so by the obedience my servant fhall deal prudently; he of one, thall many be made righ- nall be exalted and extolled, art be teous.

very high. 0. 14. As many were • * Psal. xxii. 6. But I am a worm, astonished at thee; his visage was so and oo man, a reproach of men, and marred more than any man, and his despised of the people. Heb. xii. 2. form more than the fons of men, Looking unto Jesus the author and

49. a Mat. xxvii. 4. Saying, I finisher of our faith ; who, for the have (mned, in that I have betrayed joy that was set before him, endure the innocent blood. And they laid, ed the cross, despising the shame,. What is ikat to us ? see thou to and is set down at the right hand of that. the throne of God. v. 3. For consi 6 Mat. xxvi. 56. But all this was der him that endured sucha contra. done, that the scriptures of the prodiction of finners agaiuft himself, phets might be fulfilled. Then all left ye be wearied and faint in your the disciples forsook him, and fledi. minds.

clla. liii. 2. For he shall grow up y Mat.iv, 1. to ver. 12. Then was before him as a tender plant, and as Jefus led up of the Spirit into the a root out of a dry ground: he hath wilderness, to be tempted of the de- no form nor comeliness: and whea vil, &c, Luke iv. 13. And when the we shall see him, there is no beauty devil had ended all the temptation, that we should defire him. v. 3. He be departed from him for a reason. is despised and rejected of men, a

z. Heb. ii. 17. Wherefore in all man of sorrows,and acquainted

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his persecutors d; having also confi&ted with the terrors of death and the powers of darkness, felt and borne the weight of God's wrath e, he laid down his life an offering for sin f, enduring the painful, shameful, and cursed death of the cross g.

Q. 50. Wherein confifted Christ's humiliation after his death?

A. Christ's humiliation after his death, consisted in his being buried b, and continuing in the state of the dead, and under the power of death till the third day i, which hath been otherwise

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with grief: and we bid, as it were, ' Gal. ii. 13. Christ hath redeemed our faces from him; he was despis. lls from the curse of the law, being ed, and we esteemed him not. made a curse for us : for it is writ.

d Mat. xxvii. 26. to v. 50. Then ten, Cursed is every one that hangreleased he Barrabbas unto them: and eth on a tree. when he had scourged Jesus, he de 50. h i Cor. xv. 3. For I delireredlivered him to be crucified, &c. unto you first of all, that which ! John xix. 34. But one of the foldi- also received, how that Christ died ers with a spear pierced his side, and for our fins according to the scripforth with came there our blood and tures : v. 4. And that he was buried, water,

and that he rose again the third day, e Luke xxii. 24. And being in an according to the Scriptures. aguny, he prayed more carnestly: i Psal. xvi. 10. For thou wilt not and his sweat was as it were great leave my soul in hell; neither wilt drops of blood falling down to the thou suffer thine holy One to see ground. Mat.xxvii.46.And about the corruption. Compared with A As ij. ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud 24. Whom God bath raised up, voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabach- having loosed the pains of death; thani ? that is to say, my God, my because it was not poshble that be God, why haft thou forsaken me? Mould be holden of it, f Ifa. liii

. 10. Yet it pleased the David Speaketh concerning him, ! Lord to bruise him : he hath put foresaw the Lord always before my him to grief: when thou shalt make face, for he is on my right hand, his soul an offering for lin, he shall that I should not be moved. v. 26. See his feed, he Thall prolong his. Therefore did my heart rejoice, and days, and the pleasure of the Lord my tongue was glad: moreover alla hall prosper in his hands.

my flesh shall rest in hope. v. 27. & Phil. ii. 8. And being found in Because thou wilt not leave my soul fashion as a man, he humbled him in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine. self, and became obedient unta holy One to fee corruption. v. 311 death, even the death of the cross. He seeing this before, spake of the Heb. xii. 2. Looking unto jesus, the resurrection of Christ, that bis soul author and finisher of our faith; was por left in hell, neither his fich who for the joy that was set before did see corruption. Rom. vi. 9. him, endured the cross, despising Knowing that Christ being raised the shame, and is set down at the from the dead, dieth no more;. right hand of the throne of God, death lath no more dominion over

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expressed in these words, He descended into hell.

Q. 51. What was the estate of Christ's exaltation?

A. The estate of Christ's exaltation comprehendeth his resurrection k, ascensioni, fitting at the right hand of the Faiher m, and his coming to judge the world n.

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

A. Christ was exalted in his resurrection, in that, not 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 life) 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 Gods, to have satisfied divine justice t, to have van

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him. Mat. xii. 40: For as Jonas was raised up, having loosed the paias three days and three nights in the of death : because it was not possiwhale's belly; so thall the Son of ble that he hould be holden of it. man be three days and three nights v. 27. Because thou wilt not leave , in the heart of the earth.

my soul in hell, neither wilt thou 51. k i Cor. xv. 4. And that he suffer thine holy One to see corrupwas buried, and that he rose again tion. the third day according to the scrip. pLuke xxiv. 39. Behold my hands tures.

and my feet, that it is 1 myself: I Mark xvi. 19. So then, after the handle me, and see, for a spirit hath Lord had spoken unto them, he was not desh and boues, as ye see me received up into heaven, and fat on have. the right hand of God,

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Rom. vi. 9. Knowing that Christ in Eph. i. 20. Which he wrought being raised fron the dead, dieth no in Chrilt, when he raised him from more; death hath no more domi. the dead, and set him at his own nion over him, Kev, 1.18.1 ain he that right hand in the heavenly places. liveth and was dead; and behold, I

n Acts i. 11. Who also said, Ye am alive for evermore, Amen; and meu of Galilee, why stand ye gazing have the keys of hell and death, up into heaven?

the same Jesus John X. 18. No man taketh it who is taken up from you into hea. from me, but I lay it down of myven, shall so come in like manner as self: I have power to lay it down, ye have seen him go into heaven. and I have power to take it again. acts xvii. 31. Because he hath ap- This commandment have I received pointed a day, in the which he will of my Father. judge the world in righteousness, by Rom. i. 4. And declared to be that man whom he hath ordaincu; the Son of God with power, accord. whereof he hath given alurance un- ing to the Spirit of holiness, by the to all men, in that he hath raised resurrection from the dead. him from the dead.

* Rom. vii. 34. Who is he that 52.0 Acts ii. 24. Whom cod hath

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quished death, and him that had the power of it.v, and to be Lord of quick and dead w. All which he did as a public person x, the Head of his church y, for their justification 2, quickening in grace a, support against 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?

A. Christ was exalted in his ascension, in that having after his resurrection 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

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condemneth ? it is Christ that dicd, a Eph. ii. 1. And you hath he yea rather that is risen again, who is quickened, who were dead in treseren at the right hand of God, who passes and sins. v. 5. Even when we also maketh interceffion for us. were dead in fins, hath quickened

v Heh, ii. 14. Forasmuch then as us together with Christ, by grace the children are partakers of flesh ye are saved.) v. 6. And bath raised and blood, he also himself likewise us up together, and made us fit totook part of the same : that through gether in heavenly places in Christ death he might destroy him that had Jesus. Col. ji. 12. Buried with him the power of death, that is the devil, ia baptism, wherein also ye are risen

w Rom. xiv. 9. For to this end with him through the faith of the Chrift both died, and rose, and re. operation of God, who hath raised vived, that he might be Lord both him froin the dead, of the dead and living.

b i Cor. xv. 25. For he must reign x 1 Cor. xv. 31. For fince by man till he hath pot all enemies under his cane death, by man came allo the feet, v, 26. The last enemy that hall Yesurre&ion of the dead. v. 22. For be destroyed, is death. v. 27. For he as in Adam all die, even so in Christ hath put all things under his feeta Thall all be made alive.

But when he faith, all things are put y Eph. ii 20. Which he wrought under him, it is manifest that he is in Chrift when he raised him from excepted who did put all things unthe dead, and fet him at his own der him. right hand in the heavenly places, @ I Cor. xv. 20. But now is Christ v. 22. And bath put all things under risen from the dead, and become the his feet, and gave him to be the first fruits of them that fept. Head over all things to the church, 53. d Acts i. 4. Until the day in v. 23. Which i& tis body, the film which he was taken up, after that ness of bim that filleth'all in all. be through the holy Ghost had given Col, i. 18. And he is the head of the commandments unto the apostles body, the church; who is the be. whom he had chosen, ginning, the first born from the whom also he shewed himself alive dead; that in all things he might after his paflion, by many infallible have the pre-eminence,

proofs, being seen of them foriy z Rum ir. 25. Who was deliver: days, and speaking of the things ed for our offences, and was raised pertaic ing to the kingdom of God, again for our juftification,

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