Archive for April 7th, 2018

Westminster Confession, week 14

April 7, 2018

Chapter 8: Of Christ the Mediator

3: The Lord Jesus, in His human nature thus united to the divine, was sanctified, and anointed with the Holy Spirit, above measure,[175] having in Him all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge;[176] in whom it pleased the Father that all fullness should dwell;[177] to the end that, being holy, harmless, undefiled, and full of grace and truth,[178] He might be thoroughly furnished to execute the office of a Mediator and Surety.[179] Which office He took not unto Himself, but was thereunto called by His Father,[180] who put all power and judgment into His hand, and gave Him commandment to execute the same.[181]

4: This office the Lord Jesus did most willingly undertake;[182] which that He might discharge, He was made under the law,[183] and did perfectly fulfil it;[184] endured most grievous torments immediately in His soul,[185] and most painful sufferings in His body;[186] was crucified, and died,[187] was buried, and remained under the power of death, yet saw no corruption.[188] On the third day He arose from the dead,[189] with the same body in which He suffered,[190] with which also he ascended into heaven, and there sits at the right hand of His Father,[191] making intercession,[192] and shall return, to judge men and angels, at the end of the world.[193]

5: The Lord Jesus, by His perfect obedience, and sacrifice of Himself, which He through the eternal Spirit, once offered up unto God, has fully satisfied the justice of His Father;[194] and purchased, not only reconciliation, but an everlasting inheritance in the kingdom of heaven, for those whom the Father has given unto Him.[195]