Thursday, February 14, 2008

A Puritan Catechism: Question 22

Q. What offices does Christ execute as our Redeemer?

A. Christ as our Redeemer executes the offices of a prophet (Acts 3:22), of a priest (Heb. 5:6), and of a king (Ps. 2:6), both in his state of humiliation and exaltation.

2 comments:

Elizabeth said...

This may sound weird, but I never really think of Christ as a prophet, but rather as One the prophets foretold.

And it reminds of me of the song "Prophet, Priest and King" from Smalltown Poets. Which really has nothing to do with anything (though it is about this topic), just that things are linked quite randomly in my mind.

Jacob said...

The next three questions deal with how Christ fills these offices, so tomorrow, the catechism will deal with this very topic.

In the Confession, it's in chapter 8, article 1:
http://www.1689.com/Confession/confession.html#Ch.%208