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of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your fakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be made rich.

Q. 9. What is the third instruction!

A. That the greatest fins are capable of remission to believers; John i. 29. Behold the Lamb of God which taketh away the Gins of the world.

Q. 10. What is the fourth instruction ?

A. That those that be in Christ need not fear the denial or want of any other mercy; Rom. viii. 32. He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all; how shall he not with him also freely give us all things ?

Q. What is the fifth instruction ?

A. Hence we learn how impious it is to ascribe any part of the glory of redemption to any other besides Christ.

Q. 12. What is the sixth instruction ?

A. This teaches us the miserable condition of all that are out of Christ, and the necessity of their damnation, he being the only Redeemer.

of the Manner of Christ's Incarnation. Queft. 1. AS Christ's incarnation a voluntary act in

him? A. Yes, it was; for though he had a command to die for us, John X. 18. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself ; I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. Yet he came willingly; Psalm xl. 6, 7. Sacrie fice and offering thou didst not defire, mine ears haft hou qpened; burnt-offerings, and fin-offerings hast thou not required; lo, I come; in the volume of thy book, it is written of me. Ver. 8. I delight to do thy will, O my God, yea, thy law is within my heart.

Q. 2. Was the body of Christ a real and true human body?

A. Yes, it was a true and real body, not the appearance and shape of a body only; Luke xxiv. 38. And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled, and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? Ver. 39. Behold my hands, and my feet, that it is I myself ; handle me, and see, for a spirit hath not flesh and bones as you see me have.

Q. 3. Had he a true human soul as well as a body?

A. Yes, he had a real human soul also, and all the natural faculties and powers thereof; Matth. xxvi. 38. Then faith he anto them, My soul is exceeding forrowful, even unto death.

Q. 4. Was he then in all refpects like to other men ?
A. No, his conception was not like others; Isa. vii. 14. Be-

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hold, a Virgin shall conceive, and bear a Son, and shall call his name Emanuel. And he had no fin in him as others have; Heb. vii. 26. For such an High Priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from finners.

Q. 5. Did Christ put off the human nature at his afcenfion?

A. No, he did not, but carried it up to glory, and now is in our nature in heaven; 1 Tim. iii. 16. Received up into glory,

Q. 6. Why did he assume our nature ?

A. That he might die in it for our salvation ; Heb. ii. : 5. And deliver them, who through fear of death were all their life subject to bondage.

Q. 7. Why did he rise in it after death ?

A. He raised it from the dead for our justification ; Rom. iv. 25. Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised -2* gain for our juftification.

Q. 8. Why did he ascend in our nature into heaven?

A. To be a Mediator of interceffion in our nature ; Heb. vii. 25. Wherefore he is able aldo to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make in. tercession for them.

Q. 9. What is the first instruction from hence ?

A. That the body of Christ is not every where, but is con tained in heaven; Acts iii. 28. Whom the heaven must receive, until the times of restitution of all things.

Q. 10. What is the second instruction ?

A. That Christ is full of tender compassions to his people's infirmities; Heb. iv. 15. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without fin.

Q. 11. What is the third instruction ?

1. That great and admirable is the glory defigned for the bod's of believers ; Phil. iii. 21. Who fhall change out vile bodies, that it may be fafhioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

Q. 12. What is the last instruction ?

A. That the bodily eyes of believers after the refurrection, shall fee Christ in glory; Job xix. 26, 27. And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God, whom I shall fee for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another.

The End of the Seventh Volume.

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