The work of redemption Ė Christ the mediator.† Questions.
did Christ enter into his office as a mediator? At the fall of man.
the position of the mediator? As soon as ever man fell, Christ the eternal
Son of God clothed himself with the mediatorial character, and therein
presented himself before the Father. He immediately stepped in between an
holy, infinite, offended Majesty, and offending mankind.
was the hurting party when man sinned? Father God.
the Bible say the Father is angry with the sinners and the sinners are
enemies of God? If yes, where? Psalm 7:11 Romans 5:10, Romans 8:7
God the Father have anything to do with mankind directly? He would no more
have any immediate concern with this world of mankind, that had apostatized
from and rebelled against him. He would henceforward have no concern with
man, but only through a mediator, either in teaching men, or in governing
or bestowing any benefits on them.
we read of Godís appearing after the fall, from time to time, in some
visible form or outward symbol of his presence, was it the Father who
appeared? No, it is the second person of the Trinity.
some scripture in proof. John 1:18.
did Christ as the mediator communicated mankind? Word.
does Word means? The expression of God to man, communication. Christ is
said, God is Spirit. (John 4:24) God is invisible. Then did they see the
Father? Give some scripture. John 14:9; Colossians 1:15; Hebrews 1:3.
else was subjected to Christ in his medatorial office?The angels from that
time were committed to him, to be subject to him in his mediatorial
office, to be ministering spirits to him in this affair and accordingly
were so from this time forward, as is manifest by the scripture history.
We have accounts from time to time of their acting as ministering spirits
in the affairs of the church of Christ.
was the gospel first revealed to mankind? Give scripture. Genesis 3:15.
many seeds are mentioned here? Two.
the Messiah was going to come from whose seed?
are the other seeds? Unbelievers, they are from Satanís seed. Give a
scripture. John 8:44.
was the first believer who went to heaven? Abel.
did Abel and people like Enoch can go to heaven, as they are born sinners?
They went to heaven by faith.
does faith comes? Ro 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by
the word of God.
they go to heaven without a mediator? No.
Enoch know the gospel? Yes. Jude 1:14 And Enoch also, the seventh from
Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten
thousands of his saints.
was the Old Testament saints were saved? By repentance and trusting God,
by the gospel.† Heb 4:2 For unto us
was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did
not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
do you find the covenant of grace? Genesis 3:15, the dawning of the
was the person where the covenant of grace was revealed and confirmed to
more than any other person who lived before? Abraham.
some confirmation of the covenant of grace that was given to Abraham.
The bread and wine that was
brought by Melchizedec, signified the Lordís supper, which has to do with the
cross, gospel.† The promise of the