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  • The Westminster Larger Catechism – The Work of the Mediator

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    Q46. What was the estate of Christ’s humiliation?

    A. The estate of Christ’s humiliation was that low condition, wherein he for our sakes, emptying himself of his glory, took upon him the form of a servant, in his conception and birth, life, death, and after his death, until his resurrection.

    (Christ’s voluntary self-humiliation) Philippians 2:6-8: who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. (Christ’s humiliation in his birth as a human being) Luke 1:31: 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. (Christ’s self-humiliation in giving up the enjoyment of riches in heaven for a life of poverty on earth) 2 Corinthians 8:9: 9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.

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    (Christ’s resurrection the termination of his humiliation) Acts 2:24: 24 God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it. Q47. How did Christ humble himself in his conception and birth?

    A. Christ humbled himself in his conception and birth, in that, being from all eternity the Son of God, in the bosom of the Father, he was pleased in the fullness of time to become the son of man, made of a woman of low estate, and to born of her; with divers circumstances of more than ordinary abasement.

    (Christ, who became man, was from all eternity the Son of God) John 1:14, 18: 14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. 18 No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, he has made him known. (Christ, in the fullness of time, became man and was born as an infant) Galatians 4:4: 4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law,

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    (Our Savior was born of a woman of low estate, and with circumstances of more than ordinary abasement.) Luke 2:7: 7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

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    Q48. How did Christ humble himself in his life?

    A. Christ humbled himself in his life, by subjecting himself to the law, which he perfectly fulfilled; and by conflicting with the indignities of the world, temptations of Satan, and infirmities in his flesh, whether common to the nature of man, or particularly accompanying that his low condition.

    (Christ was born under the law) Galatians 4:4: 4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, (Christ perfectly fulfilled the law of God) Matthew 5:17: 17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. Romans 5:18: 18 Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men.

    (Christ conflicted with the indignities of the world)

    Psalm 22:6: 6 But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by mankind and despised by the people.

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    Hebrews 12:2-3: 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.

    (Christ conflicted with the temptations of Satan) Matthew 4:1-12: 1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” 4 But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” 5 Then the devil took him to cthe holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple 6 and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, “‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and “‘On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.’” 7 Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’” 8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” 10 Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.’” 11 Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him. 12 Now when he heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee.

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    Luke 4:13: 13 And when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from him nuntil an opportune time.

    (Christ conflicted with the infirmities in his flesh, either common to humanity or especially involved in his low condition) Hebrews 2:17-18: 17 Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18 For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted. Hebrews 4:15: 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Isaiah 52:13-14: 13 Behold, my servant shall act wisely; he shall be high and lifted up, and shall be exalted. 14 As many were astonished at you— his appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance, and his form beyond that of the children of mankind—

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    Q49. How did Christ humble himself in his death?

    A. Christ humbled himself in his death, in that having been betrayed by Judas, forsaken

    by his disciples, scorned and rejected by the world, condemned by Pilate, and tormented by his persecutors; having also conflicted with the terrors of death, and the powers of darkness, felt and borne the weight of God’s wrath, he laid down his life an offering for sin, enduring the painful, shameful, and cursed death of the cross.

    (Christ betrayed by Judas) Matthew 27:4: 4 saying, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.” They said, “What is that to us? See to it yourself.” (Christ forsaken by his disciples) Matthew 26:56: 56 But all this has taken place that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples left him and fled. (Christ scorned and rejected by the world (and especially the false church) Isaiah 53:2-3: 2 For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him. 3 He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

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    (Christ condemned by Pilate, and tormented by his persecutors) Matthew 27:26-50: 26 Then he released for them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, delivered him to be crucified. 27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the governor’s headquarters, and they gathered the whole battalion before him. 28 And they stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, 29 and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on his head and put a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him, they mocked him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” 30 And mthey spit on him and took the reed and struck him on the head. 31 And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the robe and put his own clothes on him and led him away to crucify him. 32 As they went out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name. They compelled this man to carry his cross. 33 And when they came to a place called Golgotha (which means Place of a Skull)

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