- Who is the Redeemer of God’s chosen people?
The only Redeemer of God’s chosen people is the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal and living Word of God, who became man and who continues to be God and man in two distinct natures and one person forever; He is the Son of God.
(1 John 2:2, 1 Peter 2:9, John 1:1-2, John 1:14, Romans 9:5)
- How did Christ, being the eternal Word of God, become human?
Christ, the living Word of God became human by assuming a real body and a reasoning soul, being conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Mary, who was a virgin, and being born of her, yet without sin; for this reason He is called the Son of God.
(Matthew 1:20, Luke 1:35)
- What offices does Christ execute as our Redeemer?
Christ, as our Redeemer, executes the offices of prophet, priest and king, both in His humiliation and exaltation.
- How does Christ execute the office of a prophet?
Christ executes the office of a prophet, in revealing to us, by His Word and Spirit, the will of God for our salvation.
(John 6:15, John 1:9)
- How does Christ execute the office of a priest?
Christ executes the office of a priest, in His once offering up himself as a sacrifice to satisfy divine justice, and reconcile us to God; and in making continual intercession for us at the right hand of God the Father.
(Hebrews 4:14-16, Psalm 110:4)
- How does Christ execute the office of a king?
Christ executes the office of a king, in subduing us to himself, in ruling and defending us, and in restraining and conquering all His and our enemies.
(Psalm 110:1-2, Matthew 28:18)
- In what way did Christ humble Himself?
Christ’s humiliation consisted in His being born as a man, and in that low condition, being made under the law, undergoing the miseries of this life, the rejection of man, the judgment of God for our sake, and the cursed death on the cross for our sin; in being buried, and continuing under the power of death for a time.
- In what way was Christ exalted?
Christ’s exaltation consists in His rising again from the dead on the third day, in ascending up into heaven, in sitting at the right hand of God the Father, and in coming to judge the world at the last day.