Q. 25. How doth Christ execute the office of a priest?
A. Christ executeth the office of a priest, in his once offering up of himself a sacrifice to satisfy divine justice, and reconcile us to God; and in making continual intercession for us.
Q. 26. How doth Christ execute the office of a king?
A. Christ executeth the office of a king, in subduing us to himself, in ruling and defending us, and in restraining and conquering all his and our enemies.
Here the triad of Christ’s offices is rounded out with reflection on his offices of priest and king. As a priest he is not only the one who makes the offering for us but he is also the offering itself. He is a sacrifice for us to appease divine wrath and “satisfy divine justice.” The … Read More »