Archive for March, 2018

WCF 8.4

March 31, 2018

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 8: Of Christ the Mediator

4: This office the Lord Jesus did most willingly undertake;[182] which that He might discharge, He was made under the law,[183] and did perfectly fulfil it;[184] endured most grievous torments immediately in His soul,[185] and most painful sufferings in His body;[186] was crucified, and died,[187] was buried, and remained under the power of death, yet saw no corruption.[188] On the third day He arose from the dead,[189] with the same body in which He suffered,[190] with which also he ascended into heaven, and there sits at the right hand of His Father,[191] making intercession,[192] and shall return, to judge men and angels, at the end of the world.[193]

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LC 43, SC 24

March 30, 2018

Westminster Larger Catechism

Q. 43. How doth Christ execute the office of a prophet?
A. Christ executeth the office of a prophet, in his revealing to the church,[166] in all ages, by his Spirit and Word,[167] in divers ways of administration,[168] the whole will of God,[169] in all things concerning their edification and salvation.[170]

Westminster Shorter Catechism

Q. 24. How doth Christ execute the office of a prophet?
A. Christ executeth the office of a prophet, in revealing to us, by his Word[65] and Spirit,[66] the will of God for our salvation.[67]

LC 42, SC 23

March 29, 2018

Westminster Larger Catechism

Q. 42. Why was our Mediator called Christ?
A. Our Mediator was called Christ, because he was anointed with the Holy Ghost above measure,[161] and so set apart, and fully furnished with all authority and ability,[162] to execute the offices of prophet,[163] priest,[164] and king of his church,[165] in the estate both of his humiliation and exaltation.

Westminster Shorter Catechism

Q. 23. What offices doth Christ execute as our Redeemer?
A. Christ, as our Redeemer, executeth the offices of a prophet,[62] of a priest,[63] and of a king,[64] both in his estate of humiliation and exaltation.

WCF 8.3

March 28, 2018

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 8: Of Christ the Mediator

3: The Lord Jesus, in His human nature thus united to the divine, was sanctified, and anointed with the Holy Spirit, above measure,[175] having in Him all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge;[176] in whom it pleased the Father that all fullness should dwell;[177] to the end that, being holy, harmless, undefiled, and full of grace and truth,[178] He might be thoroughly furnished to execute the office of a Mediator and Surety.[179] Which office He took not unto Himself, but was thereunto called by His Father,[180] who put all power and judgment into His hand, and gave Him commandment to execute the same.[181]

LC 41

March 27, 2018

Westminster Larger Catechism

Q. 41. Why was our Mediator called Jesus?
A. Our Mediator was called Jesus, because he saveth his people from their sins.[160]

LC 40

March 26, 2018

Westminster Larger Catechism

Q. 40. Why was it requisite that the Mediator should be God and man in one person?
A. It was requisite that the Mediator, who was to reconcile God and man, should himself be both God and man, and this in one person, that the proper works of each nature might be accepted of God for us,[158] and relied on by us as the works of the whole person.[159]

LC 39

March 25, 2018

Westminster Larger Catechism

Q. 39. Why was it requisite that the Mediator should be man?
A. It was requisite that the Mediator should be man, that he might advance our nature,[152] perform obedience to the law,[153] suffer and make intercession for us in our nature,[154] have a fellow-feeling of our infirmities;[155] that we might receive the adoption of sons,[156] and have comfort and access with boldness unto the throne of grace.[157]

LC 38

March 24, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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]