Answer. Never, until Christ, the second Adam, appeared as a new covenant head (Isa 42:21).
Question 17. How did Christ, the second Adam, glorify God as our surety and representative
Answer. By finishing the work the Father gave Him to do (John 17:4).
Question 18. What was the work the Father gave him to do?
Answer. It was to assume a holy human nature (Luke 1:35); to yield a perfect sinless obedience
to the whole law (Mat 3:15); and to give a complete satisfaction to justice, for man’s sin, by His meritorious sufferings
and death (Luke 24:26).
Question 19. How does Christ glorify God in heaven?
Answer. By appearing in the presence of God for us (Heb 9:24), and applying, by the power of His
Spirit, that redemption which He purchased by the price of His blood on earth (Titus 3:5,6).