Westminster Larger Catechism – Lord’s Day 13

Q & A 41
Q Why was our Mediator called Jesus?
A Our Mediator was called Jesus, because he saves his people from their sins *1.

Q & A 42
Q Why was our Mediator called Christ?
A Our Mediator was called Christ, because he was anointed with the Holy Spirit above measure*2, and so set apart, and fully furnished with all authority and ability*3, to execute the offices of prophet*4, priest *5, and king of his church *6, in the estate both of his humiliation and exaltation.

Q & A 43
Q How does Christ execute the office of a prophet?
A Christ executes the office of a prophet, in his revealing to the church *7, in all ages, by his Spirit and Word *8, in divers ways of administration *9, the whole will of God *10, in all things concerning their edification and salvation *11.

Q & A 44
Q How does Christ execute the office of a priest?
A Christ executes the office of a priest, in his once offering himself a sacrifice without spot to God *12, to be reconciliation for the sins of his people *13; and in making continual intercession for them *14.

Q & A 45
Q How does Christ execute the office of a king?
A Christ executes the office of a king, in calling out of the world a people to himself *15, and giving them officers *16, laws *17, and censures, by which he visibly governs them *18; in bestowing saving grace upon his elect *19, rewarding their obedience *20, and correcting them for their sins *21, preserving and supporting them under all their temptations and sufferings *22, restraining and overcoming all their enemies *23, and powerfully ordering all things for his own glory *24, and their good *25; and also in taking vengeance on the rest, who know not God, and obey not the gospel *26.

*1 Matthew 1:21.
*2 John 3:34; Psalm 45:7.
*3 John 6:27; Matthew 28:18-20.
*4 Acts 3:21-22; Luke 4:18, 21.
*5 Hebrews 5:5-7; Hebrews 4:14-15.
*6 Psalm 2:6; Matthew 21:5; Isaiah 9:6-7; Philippians 2:8-11.
*7 John 1:18.
*8 1 Peter 1:10-12.
*9 Hebrews 1:1-2.
*10 John 15:15.
*11 Acts 20:23; Ephesians 4:11-13; John 20:31.
*12 Hebrews 9:14, 28.
*13 Hebrews 2:17.
*14 Hebrews 7:25.
*15 Acts 15:14-16; Genesis 49:10; Psalm 110:3.
*16 Ephesians 4:11-12; 1 Corinthians 12:28.
*17 Isaiah 33:22.
*18 Matthew 18:17-18; 1 Corinthians 5:4-5.
*19 Acts 5:31.
*20 Revelation 22:12; Revelation 2:10.
*21 Revelation 3:19.
*22 Isaiah 63:9.
*23 1 Corinthians 15:25; Psalm 110:1-2.
*24 Romans 14:10-11.
*25 Romans 8:28.
*26 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9; Psalm 2:8-9.

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