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Question How doth Christ execute the office of a priest?
Answer Christ executeth the office of priest in his once offering up himself a sacrifice to satisfy divine justice 1 and reconcile us to God, 2 and in making continual intercession for us. 3
[1] Hebrews 9:14, 28
[2] Hebrews 2:17
[3] Hebrews 7:24-25

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Is Christ a priest?

After the similitude of Melchizedek there ariseth another priest,
Hebrews 7:15

Is he an high priest?

Having an High Priest over the house of God,
Hebrews 10:21

Is he a great high-priest?

We have a great High Priest,
Hebrews 4:14

Is he so in his person?

For he is made higher than the heavens,
Hebrews 7:26

Is he so on account of the great trust reposed in him?

For he is an High Priest of good things to come by a greater and more perfect tabernacle,
Hebrews 9:11

And on account of the great solemnity of his installment?

It was by an oath,
Hebrews 7:20

And in respect to the continuance of his office?

The Lord sware, and will not repent, thou art a Priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek,
Hebrews 7:21

Doth the priesthood of Christ suppose man’s guilt?

For if one died for all, then were all dead,
2 Corinthians 5:14

And man’s impotency?

There were none to make up the hedge or stand in the gap,
Ezekiel 22:30

Doth it imply Christ’s deity?

We have a great High Priest, Jesus the Son of God,
Hebrews 4:14

And his humanity?

For he that sanctifieth and they that are sanctified are both of one,
Hebrews 2:11

Doth it also imply the Father’s designation?

No man taketh this honour to himself, but he who is called of God as was Aaron,
Hebrews 5:4

Did Christ as a priest make satisfaction for the sins of his people?

He made reconciliation for iniquity,
Daniel 9:24

Did he do this by sacrifice?

For without shedding of blood there is no remission,
Hebrews 9:22

And by the sacrifice of. himself?

He hath put away sin by the sacrifice of himself,
Hebrews 9:26

Was it necessary that this sacrifice should be offered?

For it was necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified by these, but the heavenly things themselves, with better sacrifices than these,
Hebrews 9:23

But is it necessary that it should be repeated?

For this man after he had offered one sacrifice for sins, for ever sat down at the right hand of God,
Hebrews 10:12

Was the oblation of Christ a voluntary one?

No man taketh my life from me, but I lay it down of myself,
John 10:18

And was it a precious one?

For the redemption of the soul is precious,
Psalm 49:8

And was it complete and satisfactory?

He gave himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour,
Ephesians 5:2

Doth Christ as a priest make intercession?

If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father,
1 John 2:1

Is he an able Advocate?

The Lord hath laid help upon one that is mighty,
Psalm 89:19

Is he a wise and skillful Advocate?

He is of a quick understanding in the fear of the Lord,
Isaiah 11:3

Is he a righteous Advocate?

He is Jesus Christ the righteous,
1 John 2:1

Is he a kind and affectionate Advocate?

He is a merciful and faithful High Priest,
Hebrews 2:17

Is he a constant Advocate?

He ever lives to make intercession for us,
Hebrews 7:25

Is he a successful Advocate?

I know that thou hearest me always,
John 11:42

And is he the only Advocate?

There is but one Mediator between God and man,
1 Timothy 2:5

Is the advocateship of Christ confined to those for whom he died?

I pray not for the world,
John 17:9

And doth it extend to every individual of those?

I have prayed for thee that thy faith fail not,
Luke 22:32

Should this encourage prayer?

Let us come boldly to the throne of grace,
Hebrews 4:16

And does it afford matter of joy in every condition of life?

These things I speak that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves,
John 17:13

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Question How doth Christ execute the office of a priest?
Answer Christ executeth the office of a priest, in his once offering himself a sacrifice without spot to God, 1 to be a reconciliation for the sins of his people; 2 and in making continual intercession for them. 3
[1] Hebrews 9:14, 28
[2] Hebrews 2:17
[3] Hebrews 7:25

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Question How doth Christ make intercession?
Answer Christ maketh intercession, by his appearing in our nature continually before the Father in heaven, 1 in the merit of his obedience and sacrifice on earth, 2 declaring his will to have it applied to all believers; 3 answering all accusations against them, 4 and procuring for them quiet of conscience, notwithstanding daily failings, 5 access with boldness to the throne of grace, 6 and acceptance of their persons 7 and services. 8
[1] Hebrews 9:12, 24
[2] Hebrews 1:3
[3] John 3:16; 17:9, 20, 24
[4] Romans 8:33–34
[5] Romans 5:1–2; 1 John 2:1–2
[6] Hebrews 4:16
[7] Ephesians 1:6
[8] 1 Peter 2:5

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Question What benefits hath Christ procured by his mediation?
Answer Christ, by his mediation, hath procured redemption, 1 with all other benefits of the covenant of grace. 2
[1] Hebrews 9:12
[2] 2 Corinthians 1:20