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without him was not any thing made that

was made. Tohn Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I 8. 58.

· say unto you, before Abraham was, I am. John And now, O Father, glorify thou mc 17. 5. with thine own self, with the glory which

I had with thee before the world was. Eph. And to make all men see what is the · 3. 9.

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, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers'; all

things were created by him, and for him. Heb. God hath in these last days spoken unto I. 2.

us by his Son, whom he hath appointed Heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds.

Q. These are very clear, that even the world was created by Christ : but what fcriptures prove the divinity of Christ, against fuch

as falsely deny the fame? John A. And the Word was God.

Whose are the fathers, and of whom, as 9.5.

concerning the Aesh, Christ came, who is

over all, God blessed for ever. Amen. Phil. Who being in the forın of God, thought 2. 6. it no robbery to be equal with God. I John And we know that the Son of God is 5. 20.

come,

1. I. Rom.

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 Jesus Christ: this is the true God and eternal life.

Q. What are the glorious names the scriptures girse unto Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God?

A. And his name shall be called Wonder- Isa. ful, Counsellor, the Mighty God, the Everlafting Father, the Prince of Peace. · Who is the image of the invisible God, Col.

1.15. the first-born of every creature.

Who being the brightness of his glory, Heb. and the express image of his person (or 1. 3o. more proper, according to the Greek, of his substance.)

And he was clothed with a vesture dipped Rev. in blood; and his name is called the Word 19.136 of God. . Q. After what manner was the birth of Christ?

A. Now the birth of Jesus Christ was Mat. on this wise: When as his mother Mary wàs espoused to Jofeph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

And the angel faid unto her, Fear not, Luke 1. Mary, for thou hast found favour with 32:31:

32, 34, God. And bebold thou shalt conceive in 350 thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt

call

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Heb.

2. 14.

call his name Jesus : he shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest ; and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David. Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghoft shall 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 Jesus Chrift, who was born of the Virgin Mary, and fupposed to be the fon of Hofeph, a true and real man?

A. Forasmuch as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himfelf took part of the same, that through death he might destroy him that had the power

of death, that is, the devil. Heb. 2. For vérily he took not on him the nature. 16, 17. 7. of angels, but he took on him the seed 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.

For we have not an high priest which 4. 15.

cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, but was in all points tempted

as we are, yet without fin. Rom. And the gift by grace, which is by one 5,15.

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man Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.

But now is Christ risen from the dead, 1 Cor. and become the firft fruits of them that 15:2®, flept. For fince by man came death, by man came also the resurrection 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 Christ Jefus?

A. And the word was made flesh, and John dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, 14: the glory as of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth.

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

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

For it pleased the Father, that in him Col. should all fulness dwell.

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.

2. 3. Q. For what end did Christ appear in the world?

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

fending

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sending his Son, in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned fin in the

flesh.

n. For this purpose the Son of God was 3.5.8. manifested, that he might destroy the works

of the devil. And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins.

Q. Was Jesus Christ really crucified and

raised again? 1 Cor.

A. For I delivered unto you first of all, 15.3.4. that which I also received, how that Christ

died for our sins, according to the scriptures: and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day, according to the scriptures.

Q. What end do the scriptures ascribe unto

the coming, death, and sufferings of Chrif? Luke 2. A. For mine eyes have seen thy falva30, 35, tion which thou hast prepared before the 2. face of all people: a light to lighten the

Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. Rom.

Whom God hath set forth to be a propi. 3. 25. tiation through faith in his blood, to declare

his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of

God. Eph. And walk in love, as Christ also hath 5.2. loved us, and hath given himself for us, an

offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet

smelling favour. Col 5. And having made peace through the

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