|Question||How are we made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ?|
|Answer||We are made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ, by the effectual application of it to us1 by his Holy Spirit.2|
The Baptist Catechism Set to Music
Benjamin Beddome’s Exposition
Is there a redemption wrought out for the people of God?
He sent redemption unto his people,
Is Christ the author of this redemption?
He obtained eternal redemption for us,
Is his blood the price of it?
We are redeemed with the precious blood of Christ,
1 Peter 1:18–19
Do many expect redemption in another way?
Because I am innocent, surely his anger shall turn from me,
But is this the only way?
For other foundation can no man lay, than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ,
1 Corinthians 3:11
Do all partake of the redemption purchased by Christ?
Some have neither part nor lot in this matter,
Do all partake of it who pretend to it?
Thou hast a name that thou livest and art dead,
Do all believers partake of it?
We are made partakers of Christ,
Do such receive the Redeemer?
To as many as received him, gave he power to become the sons of God,
Do they receive him in all his offices?
Ye have received Christ Jesus the Lord,
And do any receive this of themselves?
For a man can receive nothing, except it be given him from above,
Is it necessary that redemption be applied to us?
Who of God is made unto us redemption,
1 Corinthians 1:30
Is this a great and effectual work?
For there is an exceeding greatness of power manifested to us-ward who believe,
Is it a work within us?
’Tis Christ in us, the hope of glory,
Is it the work of the Spirit?
’Tis the Spirit that quickens,
Is it wrought only upon the elect?
The election hath obtained it,
And shall all those be partakers of this redemption to whom it is effectually applied?
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life,
The Westminster Larger Catechism
|Question||How do we come to be made partakers of the benefits which Christ hath procured?|
|Answer||We are made partakers of the benefits which Christ hath procured,1 by the application of them unto us, which is the work especially of God the Holy Ghost.2|
|Question||Who are made partakers of redemption through Christ?|
|Answer||Redemption is certainly applied, and effectually communicated, to all those for whom Christ hath purchased it;1 who are in time by the Holy Ghost enabled to believe in Christ according to the gospel.2|