LC 38

March 24, 2017

Westminster Larger Catechism

Q. 38. Why was it requisite that the Mediator should be God?
A. It was requisite that the Mediator should be God, that he might sustain and keep the human nature from sinking under the infinite wrath of God, and the power of death,[144] give worth and efficacy to his sufferings, obedience, and intercession;[145] and to satisfy God’s justice,[146] procure his favour,[147] purchase a peculiar people,[148] give his Spirit to them,[149] conquer all their enemies,[150] and bring them to everlasting salvation.[151]


LC 37, SC 22

March 23, 2017

Westminster Larger Catechism

Q. 37. How did Christ, being the Son of God, become man?
A. Christ the Son of God became man, by taking to himself a true body, and a reasonable soul,[141] being conceived by the power of the Holy Ghost in the womb of the virgin Mary, of her substance, and born of her,[142] yet without sin.[143]

Westminster Shorter Catechism

Q. 22. How did Christ, being the Son of God, become man?
A. Christ, the Son of God, became man, by taking to himself a true body, and a reasonable soul,[59] being conceived by the power of the Holy Ghost, in the womb of the virgin Mary, and born of her,[60] yet without sin.[61]


LC 26, SC 21

March 22, 2017

Westminster Larger Catechism

Q. 26. How is original sin conveyed from our first parents unto their posterity?
A. Original sin is conveyed from our first parents unto their posterity by natural generation, so as all that proceed from them in that way are conceived and born in sin.[96]

Westminster Shorter Catechism

Q. 21. Who is the Redeemer of God’s elect?
A. The only Redeemer of God’s elect is the Lord Jesus Christ,[55] who, being the eternal Son of God,[56] became man,[57] and so was, and continueth to be, God and man in two distinct natures, and one person, forever.[58]


WCF 8.2

March 21, 2017

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 8: Of Christ the Mediator

2: The Son of God, the second person of the Trinity, being very and eternal God, of one substance and equal with the Father, did, when the fullness of time was come, take upon Him man’s nature,[170] with all the essential properties, and common infirmities thereof, yet without sin;[171] being conceived by the power of the Holy Ghost, in the womb of the virgin Mary, of her substance.[172] So that two whole, perfect, and distinct natures, the Godhead and the manhood, were inseparably joined together in one person, without conversion, composition, or confusion.[173] Which person is very God, and very man, yet one Christ, the only Mediator between God and man.[174]


WCF 8.1

March 20, 2017

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 8: Of Christ the Mediator

1: It pleased God, in His eternal purpose, to choose and ordain the Lord Jesus, His only begotten Son, to be the Mediator between God and man,[161] the Prophet,[162] Priest,[163] and King,[164] the Head and Savior of His Church,[165] the Heir of all things,[166] and Judge of the world:[167] unto whom He did from all eternity give a people, to be His seed,[168] and to be by Him in time redeemed, called, justified, sanctified, and glorified.[169]


LC 35

March 19, 2017

Westminster Larger Catechism

Q. 35. How is the covenant of grace administered under the New Testament?
A. Under the New Testament, when Christ the substance was exhibited, the same covenant of grace was and still is to be administered in the preaching of the Word,[133] and the administration of the sacraments of Baptism[134] and the Lord’s Supper;[135] in which grace and salvation are held forth in more fulness, evidence, and efficacy, to all nations.[136]


WCF 7.6

March 18, 2017

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 7: Of God’s Covenant with Man

6: Under the Gospel, when Christ, the substance,[155] was exhibited, the ordinances in which this covenant is dispensed are the preaching of the Word, and the administration of the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper:[156] which, though fewer in number, and administered with more simplicity, and less outward glory, yet, in them, it is held forth in more fullness, evidence, and spiritual efficacy,[157] to all nations, both Jews and Gentiles;[158] and is called the New Testament.[159] There are not therefore two covenants of grace, differing in substance, but one and the same, under various dispensations.[160]


LC 34

March 17, 2017

Westminster Larger Catechism

Q. 34. How was the covenant of grace administered under the Old Testament?
A. The covenant of grace was administered under the Old Testament, by promises,[126] prophecies,[127] sacrifices,[128] circumcision,[129] the passover,[130] and other types and ordinances, which did all fore-signify Christ then to come, and were for that time sufficient to build up the elect in faith in the promised Messiah,[131] by whom they then had full remission of sin, and eternal salvation.[132]


LC 33

March 16, 2017

Westminster Larger Catechism

Q. 33. Was the covenant of grace always administered after one and the same manner?
A. The covenant of grace was not always administered after the same manner, but the administrations of it under the Old Testament were different from those under the New.[125]


WCF 7.5

March 15, 2017

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 7: Of God’s Covenant with Man

5: This covenant was differently administered in the time of the law, and in the time of the Gospel:[151] under the law it was administered by promises, prophecies, sacrifices, circumcision, the paschal lamb, and other types and ordinances delivered to the people of the Jews, all foresignifying Christ to come;[152] which were, for that time, sufficient and efficacious, through the operation of the Spirit, to instruct and build up the elect in faith in the promised Messiah,[153] by whom they had full remission of sins, and eternal salvation; and is called the Old Testament.[154]