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CHAP. XIII.

Of Sanctification.

1. They who are united to Christ, Effectually called, and regenerated, having a new heart, and a new Spirit created in them, through the vertue of Christ’s death, and Resurrection; are also 223223 Act. 20.32. Rom. 6.5,6.farther sanctified, really, and personally, through the same vertue, 224224 Joh. 17.17. Eph. 3.16,17,18,19. 1 Thes. 5.21,22,23.by his word and Spirit dwelling in them; 225225 Rom. 6.14.the dominion of the whole body of sin is destroyed, 226226 Gal. 5.24.and the several lusts thereof, are more and more weakned, and mortified; and they more and more quickened, and 227227 Col 1.11.strengthned in all saving graces, to the 228228 2 Cor. 7.1. Heb. 12.14.practice of all true holyness, without which no man shall see the Lord.

2. This Sanctification is 229229 1 Thes. 5.23.throughout, in the whole man, yet imperfect 230230 Rom. 7.18,23.in this life; there abideth still some remnants of corruption in every part, whence ariseth a 231231 Gal. 5.17. 1 Pet. 2.11.continual, and irreconcilable war; the Flesh lusting against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the Flesh.

3. In which war, although the remaining corruption for a time may much 232232Rom. 7.23.prevail; yet through the continual supply of strength from the sanctifying Spirit of Christ the 233233Rom. 6.14.regenerate part doth overcome; and so the Saints grow in Grace, perfecting holiness in the fear of God, 234234Eph. 4.15.16. 2 Cor. 3.18. ch. 7.1.pressing after an heavenly life, in Evangelical Obedience to all the commands which Christ as Head and King, in his Word hath prescribed to them.


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