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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