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Chapter 8: Of Christ the Mediator (IV)

IV. This office the Lord Jesus did most willingly undertake;(a) which that He might discharge, He was made under the law,(b) and did perfectly fulfill it;(c) endured most grievous torments immediately in His soul,(d) and most painful sufferings in His body;(e) was crucified, and died,(f) was buried, and remained under the power of death, yet saw no corruption.(g) On the third day He arose from the dead,(h) with the same body in which He suffered,(i) with which also He ascended into heaven, and there sits at the right hand of His Father,(j) making intercession,(k) and shall return, to judge men and angels, at the end of the world.(l)

(a) Psalm 40:7, 8; Hebrews 10:5, 6
(b) Galatians 4:4
(c) Matthew 3:15; Matthew 5:17
(d) Matthew 26:37, 38; Luke 22:44; Matthew 27:46
(e) Cf. Matthew 26-27
(f) Philippians 2:8
(g) Acts 2:23, 24, 27; Acts 13:37; Romans 6:9
(h) 1 Corinthians 15:3-5
(i) John 20:25, 27
(j) Mark 16:19
(k) Romans 8:34; Hebrews 9:24, 25
(l) Romans 14:9, 10; Acts 1:11; Acts 10:42; Matthew 13:40-42; Jude 6; 2 Peter 2:4

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