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Westminster Shorter Catechism Project

The Shorter Catechism
of the Westminster Assembly
Explained and Proved
from Scripture

by
Thomas Vincent


XXIII. Ques. What offices doth Christ execute as our Redeemer?
Ans.
Christ, as our Redeemer, executeth the offices of a prophet, of a priest, and of a king, both in his estate of humiliation and exaltation.

Q. 1. What is it to execute an office?
A. To execute an office, is to do or perform what belongeth to the office.

Q. 2. How many offices doth Christ execute as our Redeemer?
A. There are three offices Christ doth execute as our Redeemer 1. The office of a prophet: "Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you, of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you." Acts 3:22. 2. The office of a priest: "Thou art a priest for ever, after the order of Melchizedek." Heb. 5:6. 3. The office of a king: "Yet have I set my King upon my holy bill of Zion." Ps. 2:6.

Q. 3. In what estate doth Christ execute these offices?
A. 1. Christ doth execute these offices in his estate of humiliation here on earth. 2. Christ doth execute these offices in his estate of exaltation now in heaven.

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