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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