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Question What offices doth Christ execute as our Redeemer?
Answer Christ as our Redeemer executeth the offices of a prophet, of a priest, and of king, both in his estate of humiliation and exaltation.1
[1] Acts 3:22; Hebrews 12:25; 2 Corinthians 13:3; Hebrews 5:5–7; 7:25; Psalm 2:6; Isaiah 9:6–7; Matthew 21:5; Psalm 2:8–11

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Is the Saviour of the elect the anointed of God?

God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows,
Psalm 45:7

Is he therefore called Christ?

We have found the Messiah (that is being interpreted) the Christ,
John 1:41

Was Christ appointed for his work?

He was fore-ordained before the foundation of the world,
1 Peter 1:20

Was he furnished with sufficient authority to enter upon it?

Him hath God the Father sealed,
John 6:27

Was he suitably qualified for the discharge of it?

God gave not the Spirit by measure to him,
John 3:34

Was he owned and approved in it?

This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased,
Matthew 3:17

And did he put the finishing hand to it?

I have finished the work that thou gavest me to do,
John 17:4

Was our salvation the great end of what Christ did and suffered?

He suffered, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God,
1 Peter 3:18

Is he therefore to his people all they need?

Christ is all,
Colossians 3

Is he a priest?

He is the High Priest of our profession,
Hebrews 3:1

Is he a king?

I have set my king upon my holy hill of Zion,
Psalm 2:6

Doth Christ execute these offices wisely?

My Servant shall deal prudently,
Isaiah 52:13

And faithfully?

He was faithful to him that appointed him,
Hebrews 3:2

And diligently?

Wot ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?
Luke 2:49

And successfully?

He shall not fail, nor be discouraged,
Isaiah 42:4

Did Christ execute these offices in his state of humiliation?

I have glorified thee on the earth,
John 17:4

And doth he execute them in his-state of exaltation?

He now appears in the presence of God for us,
Hebrews 9:24

Where Christ effectually executes one office, doth he execute all?

For he is both a prince and a Saviour,
Acts 5:31

And is he to be received in all?

Is Christ divided?
1 Corinthians 1:13

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Question Why was our Mediator called Christ?
Answer Our Mediator was called Christ, because he was anointed with the Holy Ghost above measure;1 and so set apart, and fully furnished with all authority and ability,2 to execute the offices of prophet,3 priest,4 and king of his church,5 in the estate both of his humiliation and exaltation.
[1] John 3:34; Psalm 45:7
[2] John 6:27; Matthew 28:18–20
[3] Acts 3:21–22; Luke 4:18, 21
[4] Hebrews 5:5–7; 4:14–15
[5] Psalm 2:6; Matthew 21:5; Isaiah 9:6–7; Philippians 2:8–11