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without him was not any thing made that was made.
Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I
say unto you, before Abraham was, I am. John And now, O Father, glorify thou me 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 Chrift.
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.
God hath in these last days spoken unto 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 Chrift: 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 concerning the flesh, Christ came, who is
over all, God blessed for ever. Amen. Phil, Who being in the forın of God, thought
it no robbery to be equal with God. I John And we know that the Son of God is
I.I. Rom. 9.5.
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 give unto Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God?
A. And his name shall be called Wonder- Ila ful, Counsellor, the Mighty God, the Everlafting Father, the Prince of Peace.
Who is the image of the invisible God, Col. the first-born of every creature.
Who being the brightness of his glory, Heb. and the express image of his person (or 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 19.13. 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 ". 18. was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Luke I. Mary, for thou hast found favour with 30, 31; God. And behold thou shalt conceive in 35 thy womb, and bring forth a son, and thalt
call his name Jefus : 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 shall overshadow thee : therefore also that holy thing, that shall be born of thee, shall be called the Son of God.
Q. Was Jesus Christ, who was born of the Virgin Mary, and supposed to be the fon of Jofeph, a true and real man?
A. Forafmuch as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himfelf took part of the fame, that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.
For vérily he took not on him the nature 16, 17. 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.
For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without fin.
And the gift by grace, which is by one
Heb. 2. 14.
Heb. 4. IS.
Rom. 5, 15
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®, slept. - For fince by man came death, by man came also the resurre&tion 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. fhould all fulness dwell.
For in him dwelleth all the fulness of col. the Godhead bodily.
In him are hid all the treasures of wisdom Col. and knowledge.
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 8, 3.
fending his Son, in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for fin, condemned fin in the
flesh. I John
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 fins.
Q. Was Jesus Christ really crucified and raised again?
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 unte the coming, death, and sufferings of Christ?
A. For mine eyes have seen thy falva30, 31, tion which thou hast prepared before the
face of all people: a light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
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 part, through the forbearance of
loved us, and hath given himself for us, an
Col 1. 20, 21,