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19. What is the misery os that estate where into man fell? A. All mankind, by their fall, lost communion with Godg,
are under his wrath and curse h, and so made liable to all the miseries in this life, to death itself, and to the pains ot" hell for ever/.
20. Did God leave all mankind to peristi in theeflatt of Jin and misery?
A. God having out of his mere good pleasure, from all eternity, elected some to everlasting life k, did enter into a covenant of grace, to deliver them out of the estate of sin and misery, and to bring them into to an estate of salvation by a Redeemer /.
fulfilling the desires of the flesh, and of the mind? and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. James i. 14. But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own Inst, and enticed, v. 1 j. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringing forth fin: and sin when it is finished, bringeth forth death. Matth. xv. 19. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders adulteries, fornication, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.
19. g Gen. iii. 8. And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden, v. to. And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden: and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself, v. 24 So he drove out the man: and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden, cherubims, and a flaming sword, which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
h Eph. ii. 2. Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience, v. 3. A•
mong whom also we all had our conversation in times past, in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh, and of the mind; and were by nature t!ie children os wrath, even as others. Gal. iii. to. For as many as are of the works of the law, are under the curse : for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
* Lam. iii. 39. Wherefore dotlia living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins: * Rom. V». 23. For the wages of sin is death: but the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our feord. Matth. xxv. 41. Then (hall he fay also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting sire, prepared for the devil anil his angels, v. 46. And these shall go away intoeverlasting punishment: but the righteous into life enternal.
20. i Eph. i. 4. According as he hath chosen us in him, before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy, and without blame before him in love.
/ Rom. iii. 20. Therefore by the deeds of the law, there shall no fleih be justified in his sight: for by the
of the virgin Mary, and born of her r, yet without sin/. 2 3. What offices deth Christ execute as our Redeemer? Æ Christ, as our Redeemer, executeth the offices of a Prophet, of a Priest, and of a King, bpth in his estate of humiliation and exaltation t.
r Luke i. 27. To a virgin espou- that spake on earth, much more fed to a man whose name was Jor shall not we escape, if we turn away seph, of the house of David; and from him that speaketh from heathe virgio's name was Mary. v. 31. ven. Compared with 2 Cor. xiii. 3. And behold, thou shalt conceive in Since ye seek a proof of Christ thy womb, and bring forth a spin, speaking in me, which to you-ward and (hall call his name Jesus, v. 35. is not weak, but is mighty in you. And the angel answered and said Heb. v. 5. So also, Christ glorified unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come not himself, to be made an high upon thee, and the power of the priest; but he that said unto him, Highest shill overshadow thee: Thou art my Son, to-day have I therefore also that holy thing which begotten thee. v. 6. As he faith alfhall be born of thee, shall be called so in another place, Thou art a the Son of God. v. 42. And she priest for ever after the order of spake out with a loud voice, and JVIelchisedec. v. 7. Who in the said, Blessed art thou among wo- days of his flesh, when he had ofnien, and blessed is the fruit of thy fered up prayers and supplications, womb. Gal. iv. 4. (See in the pre- with strong crying and tears, unto ceding question, letter ».) him that was able to save him from
y"Heb. iv. 15. For we have not death, and was heard, in that he an high priest which cannot be feared. Heb. vii. 25. Wherefore touched with the feeling of cur in- he is able also to save them to the Crmities; but was in all points uttermost, that come unto God by tempted like as we are, yet without him, seeing he ever liveth to make fin. Heb. vii. 26. For such an high intercession for them. Psal. ii. 6. priest became us, who is holy, harm- Yet have I set my king upon my less, undefiled, separate from sinners, holy hill of Zion. If. ix. 6. For and made higher than the heavens. unto us a Child is born, unto us a 23. / Acts iii. 2 1. Whom the Son is given, and the government heaven must receive, until the times fliall be upon his shouldef: and his of restitution of all things, which name shall be called Wonderful, God hath spoken by the mouth of Counsellor, The mighty God, The all his holy prophets, since the everlasting Father, The Prince of world began, v. 22. For Mofcs peace, v. 7. Us the increase cf his truly said unto the fathers, A pro- government and peace there fhaU phet shall the Lord your Cod raise be no end, upon the throne of Daup unto you, of your brethren, like vid, and upon his kingdom, to orunto'me; him shall ye hear in all der it, and to establilh it withjudgthings whatsoever he shall say unto ment and with justice, from henceyou. Heb. xii. 25. See that ye re- forth even for ever: the zeal of fuse not him that speaketh: For if the Lord'of hosts will perform this, they escaped not who refused him Matth. xxi. 5. Tell ye the daugh