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Christ was the Mediator of the Old Covenant

LD 6: Christ was the Mediator of the Old Covenant by Rev J. Kortering Romans 1:1-3 “Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scripture concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.” The Old Covenant is…

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Our Lord Jesus Christ is That Mediator

LD 6: Our Lord Jesus Christ is That Mediator by Rev J. Kortering I Peter 3:8, For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened in the Spirit.” You may have noticed that as we examined…

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Only God Can Deliver Man from Sin

LD 6: Only God Can Deliver Man from Sin by Rev J. Kortering II Timothy 1:9,10 Who hath saved us…according to his own purpose and grace which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, but is now made manifest by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death and hath…

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Only God can Atone for Sin

LD 6: Only God can Atone for Sin by Rev J. Kortering I Peter 3:18, “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit.” The catechism here asserts that the Mediator must…

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The Mediator must be a Righteous Man

LD 6: The Mediator must be a Righteous Man by Rev J. Kortering Isaiah 53:11, “He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied; by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.” The catechism re-iterates here that if someone is going to take the…

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Lord’s Day 6: Christ the Perfect Mediator

Question 16 Why must he be very man, and also perfectly righteous? Answer Because the justice of God requires that the same human nature which hath sinned, should likewise make satisfaction for sin; and one, who is himself a sinner, cannot satisfy for others. Question 17 Why must he in one person be also very…

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The Qualifications of a Mediator

LD 5: The Qualifications of a Mediator by Rev J. Kortering Isaiah 7:14, “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” We saw how our hope is concentrated in a possible mediator. Sinful man cannot do what it takes…

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What about a Mediator?

LD 5: What about a Mediator? by Rev J. Kortering Romans 8:3, “For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh.” Under the judgment of God, sin brings upon man…

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Is there a Substitute for us?

LD 5: Is there a Substitute for us? by Rev J. Kortering Revelation 5:3, “And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.” In summary, we conclude that if God will be satisfied for the sins of man, four things must take…