Who is the Redeemer of God’s elect?

Westminster Shorter Catechism #21

Q. Who is the Redeemer of God’s elect?

A. The only Redeemer of God’s elect is the Lord Jesus Christ,1 who, being the eternal Son of God, became man,2 and so was, and continueth to be, God and man in two distinct natures, and one person, for ever.3


  1. 1 Timothy 2.5-6: For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. Who gave himself an ransom for all, to be testified in due time. 
  2. John 1.14: And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. Galatians 4.4: But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law. 
  3. Romans 9.5: Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen. Luke 1.35: And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing, which shall be born of thee, shall be called the Son of God. Colossians 2.9: For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. Hebrews 7.24-25: But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. 
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