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Question Who is the Redeemer of God’s elect?
Answer The only Redeemer of God’s elect is the Lord Jesus Christ;1 who, being the eternal Son of God, became man,2 and so was and continueth to be God and man in two distinct natures, and one person for ever.3
[1] 1 Timothy 2:5–6
[2] John 1:14; Galatians 4:4
[3] Romans 9:5; Luke 1:35; Colossians 2:9; Hebrews 7:24-25

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Is Christ a Redeemer?

I know that my Redeemer liveth,
Job 19:25

Doth he redeem from sin?

He gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity,
Titus 2:14

And from the curse?

He hath redeemed us from the curse of the law,
Galatians 3:13

And from everlasting misery?

We shall be saved from wrath through him,
Romans 5:9

Doth he redeem by price?

Who gave himself a ransom,
1 Timothy 2:6

And by power?

He led captivity captive,
Ephesians 4:8

Is Christ in a special manner the Redeemer of God’s elect?

He gathereth together in one the children of God that are scattered abroad,
John 11:52

Did the elect then need a Redeemer?

For we ourselves were sometimes foolish and disobedient,
Titus 3:3

Is he the only Redeemer of God’s elect?

Neither is there salvation in any other,
Acts 4:12

Is he the only one that could be their Redeemer?

None can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him,
Psalm 49:7

And need they no other?

For he is mighty to save,
Isaiah 63:1

Is Christ the Son of God?

Thou art Christ the Son of the living God,
Matthew 16:16

Is he his only begotten Son?

He was the only begotten of the Father,
John 1:14

And his beloved Son?

I will send my beloved Son: it may be they will reverence him,
Luke 20:13

Is the Son of the same nature with the Father?

He is the express image of his person,
Hebrews 1:3

And equal to him?

He is the man his fellow,
Zechariah 13:7

Is this a mystery which we cannot comprehend?

What is his name, and what is his Son’s name, if thou canst tell,
Proverbs 30:4

Did Christ the Son of God assume our nature?

The Word was made flesh,
John 1:14

Are the Deity and humanity united in the person of Christ?

He is Emmanuel, God with us,
Matthew 1:23

Are the two natures distinct, though united?

Of whom as concerning the flesh, Christ came, who is God,
Romans 9:5

Is not the human nature then absorbed by the divine?

He is the man Christ Jesus,
1 Timothy 2:5

And will this union between the two natures still continue?

Because he continueth for ever, he hath an unchangeable priesthood,
Hebrews 7:24

Do the two natures in Christ form any more than one person?

For the saints shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ,
Romans 5:17

And is the person of Christ a glorious person?

We beheld his glory,
John 1:14

Is the doctrine of Christ’s incarnation an important article of the Christian religion?

Great is the mystery of godliness, God manifest in the flesh,
1 Timothy 3:16

Should we therefore receive it?

For he that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, is not of God,
1 John 4:3

And rejoice in it?

Our souls should magnify the Lord, and our spirits rejoice in God our Saviour,
Luke 1:46

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Question Who is the Mediator of the covenant of grace?
Answer The only Mediator of the covenant of grace is the Lord Jesus Christ,1 who, being the eternal Son of God, of one substance and equal with the Father,2 in the fulness of time became man,3 and so was and continues to be God and man, in two entire distinct natures, and one person, forever.4
[1] 1 Timothy 2:5
[2] John 1; 10:30; Philippians 2:6
[3] Galatians 4:4
[4] Luke 1:35; Romans 9:5; Colossians 2:9; Hebrews 7:24–25

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Question What is that union which the elect have with Christ?
Answer The union which the elect have with Christ is the work of God's grace,1 whereby they are spiritually and mystically, yet really and inseparably, joined to Christ as their head and husband;2 which is done in their effectual calling.3
[1] Ephesians 1:22; 2:6–7
[2] 1 Corinthians 6:17; John 10:28; Ephesians 5:23, 30
[3] 1 Peter 5:10; 1 Corinthians 1:9