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Chap. XIII. — Of Christ’s Prophetical Office.

Q. 1. Wherein doth the prophetical office of Christ consist?

A. In his embassage6060   Christ differed from all other prophets; first, in his sending, which was immediately from the bosom of his Father; secondly, his assistance, which was the fulness of the Spirit; thirdly, his manner of teaching, — with authority. from God to man, revealing from the bosom of his Father the whole mystery of godliness, the way and truth whereby we must come unto God.
Matt. v.; John i. 18, iii. 32, x. 9, 14, xiv. 5, 6, xvii. 8, xviii. 37.

Q. 2. How doth he exercise this office towards us?

A. By making known6161   To accuse his Word of imperfection, in doctrine or discipline, is to deny him a perfect prophet, or to have borne witness unto all truth. the whole doctrine of truth unto us in a saving and spiritual manner.
Deut. xviii. 18; Isa. xlii. 6; Heb. iii. 1.

Q. 3. By what means doth he perform all this?

A. Divers; as, first, ainternally and effectually, by his Spirit writing his law in our hearts; secondly, boutwardly and instrumentally, by the Word preached.
aJer. xxxi. 31–34; 2 Cor. iii. 3; 1 Thess. iv. 9; Heb. viii. 10. bJohn xx. 31; 1 Cor. xii. 28; Eph. iv. 8–13; 2 Pet. i. 21.


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