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Chapter 13

Of Sanctification

1 I. The description of sanctification
  A. Its inception in definitive sanctification
  B. Its increase in progressive sanctification

1. Its character: “really and personally”


2. Its source: “through the same virtue”


3. Its means: “by his Word and Spirit”


4. Its substance:


Negatively, sin is weakened and mortified


Positively, grace is quickened and strengthened


5. Its necessity: “without which no man shall see the Lord”

2-3 II. The distinctives of sanctification
2 A. Struggle with sin

1. The roots of this struggle


2. The nature of this struggle


3. The combatants in this struggle

3 B. Progress in grace

1. The difficulty of this progress


2. The certainty of this progress


3. The quality of this progress

From: Samuel E. Waldron, A Modern Exposition of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith, (Evangelical Press, 1989), p. 174. Used by permission.

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