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CHAP. XIII. Of Sanctification.

HEY who are effectually called and regenerated, having a new heart and a new spirit created in them, are far. ther sanctified really and personally, through the virtue of Christ's death and resurrection ", by his word and Spirit

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defiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you. Heb. i 14, Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? l, * 1 Cor. vi. 11. And such were some of you; but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified, in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. Acts Kx. 32. And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. Phil. iii. 10. That I may know him, And the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death. Rom, vi, 5. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Ver, 6. Knowing this, that our old man is trucified with him, that the body of in night be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. ob John xvii. 17. Sanctify them, through thy truth: thy word is truth, Eph. v. 26. That he might tanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 2. Thes, ii. 18. But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you,

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brethren, beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation, through sanctification of the Spirit, and belief of the truth. * Rom. vi. 6. Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. Ver. 14. For sin shali not have dominion over you : for ye are not under the law, but under grace. d Gal. v. 24. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh, with the affections and lusts. Roni. viii. 13. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die; but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. * Col. i. 11. Strengthened with all might according to his glorious power,.unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness. Eph. iii. 16. That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his spirit in the inner man. Ver. I 7. That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, Ver. 18. May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; Ver. 19. And to know the love of Christ,

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II. This sanctification is throughout in the whole man", yet imperfect in this life; there affidêth Stittsome remonts of corruption in every part": whence ariseth a continual and irreóncileåble war'; the flesh insting against the Spi

rit, and the Spirit against the flesh".

ITI. In which war, although the remaining corruption for a time may much prevail", yet, through the con; tinual supply of strength from the sanctifying Spirit of Christ, the regenerate part doth overcome"; and so the

which passeth knowledge, that ye

might be filled with all the fulness of God. f2 Cor. vii. 1. Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. Heb. xii. 14. Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. . II. * 1 Thess. v. 23. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly'. and I pray God, your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, * 1 John i. 10. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. Rom. vii. 18. For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) dwelleth no good thing : for to will is present with me, but how to perform that which is good I find not. Ver. 23. But I see another law in my members warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into cap. tivity to the law of sin, which is in my members. Phil. iii. 12. Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect; but I follow

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lusts which war against the soul. III. k Rom. vii. 23. But I see another law in my members warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to, the law of sin, which is in my member”. 1 Rom. vi. 14. For sin shall not have dominion over you : for ye are not under the law, but under grace. 1, John v. 4. For whatso ever is born of God overcometo the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Eph. iv. 15. But speak. ing the truth in love, may go up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: Ver, 16. From whom the whole body fity joined together, and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual wo

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CHAP. XIV. Of Saving Faith.

THE grace of faith, whereby the elect are enabled to

believe to the saving of their souls", is the work of the Spirit of Christ in their hearts", and is ordinarily wrought by the ministry of the word “: by which also, and by the administration of the sacraments, and prayer, it is

increased and strengthened".

II. By this faith, a Christian believeth to be true whatsoever is revealed in the word, for the authority of God him

in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body, unto the edifying of itself in love. * 2 Pet. iii. 18. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; to him be glory both now and for ever, Amen. 2 Cor. iii. 18. But we all with open face, beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, ise changed into the same image, from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. "2 Cor. vii. I. Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, ‘kt us cleanse ourselves from ali filtliness of the flesh and spirit, persecting holiness in the fear of God."

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give unto you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: Ver. 18. The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, Ver. 19. And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power. Eph. ii. 8. For by grace are ye saved, through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. * Rom. x. 14. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed and how shaft they believe in him of whom they have not heard and how shail they hear without , a preacher 2 Ver. 17. So then, faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word

of God. * I Pet. ii. 2. As new-born babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby. Acts xx. 32. And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you art

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an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. Rom. iv. 11. And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised : that righteousness might be imputed unto them also. Luke xvii. 5. And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. I am not ashamed of the gos; e) of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every oue that believeth, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. Ver. 17. For therein is the righteousness of God

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II. " John iv. 42. And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying; for we have

heard him ourselves, and know that o, this is indeed the Christ, the Savio our of the world. 1 Thess. ii. 13.

| For this cause also thank we God | without ceasing, because when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it #ot as the word of men, but (as it is in truth) the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe. 1 John v. 10. He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not Ged, hath

Rom. i. 16. For ,

but godliness is profitable

o self speaking therein • , and acteth differently upon that which each particular passage obedience to the commands',

thereof containeth; yielding trembling at the threaten

ings", and embracing the promises of God for this life and
that which is to come 5. But the principal acts of so;
faith are, accepting, receiving,
alone for justification, sanctification, and
virtue of the covenant of grace'.

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III. This

* made him a liar, because he believeth not the record that God go of his son. Acts xxiv. 14. But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and the prophets. . . room. vi. 26. But now is ma" manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the cont mandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith. § Isaiah lxvi. 2. For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the Lord : but to this mon W. I look, even to him that is Po" and of a contrite spirit, and tremibleth at my word. ... + = # II.b. , 13. These all died in faith, not having received the P. mises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, aná embraced them, and confessed that they were strängers, and pilgrims on the earth. 1 Tim. Y. 8, for bodily exercise profiteth little ; ; unto 3 things, having promise of the life ow is, and of that which ss to come. i John i, 12. But as many as ". ceived him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even, to then that believe on his "***

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III. This faith is different in degrees, weak or strong"; grees, g may be often and many ways assailed and weakened, but go the victory"; growing up in many to the attainment of a full assurance through Christ", who author and finisher of our faith". #x ocio UN VET story o on the Lord Jesus Christ, hath d ve you, th tion halt be saved, and thy may sist gatov o 33. : Gal. ii. 20. I am crucified I have prayed for he, that of . o nevertheless I live; faith fail not; and when thou art o: o Christ liveth in me; converted, strengthen thy brethren. i. i i ". which I now live in Eph. vi., 16. Above all, taking the Son * o by the faith of the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall we hi o who loved me, and be able to quench all the fiery i. j. for me. Acts xv. 11. dalts of the wicked. l John v. 4. grace i o: that through the For whatsoever is born of God shall be * Lord Jesus Christ we overcometh the world; and this is ill i." even as they, the victory that overcometh the o *...Y. 13. For every one world, even our faith. Ver. 5. **th milk is unskilful in the

Who is he that overcometh the
world, but he that believeth that
Jesus is the Son of God?
m Heb. vi. 11. And we desire
that every one of you do shew the
same diligence, to the full assurance
of hope unto the end ; Ver. 12.
That ye be not slothful, but fol-
lowers of them who through faith
and patience inherit the promises.
THeb. x. 22. Let us draw rear with
a true heart, in full assurance of
faith, having our hearts sprinkled
from an evil conscience, and our
bodies washed with pure water.
Col. ii. 2. That their hearts might
be comforted, being knit together
in love, and unto all riches of the
full assurance of understanding, to
the acknowledgment of the mystery
of God, and of the Father, and of
Christ. -
n Heb. xii. 2. Looking unto Jeo,
the author and finisher of our foo;
who for the joy that was set before
him, endured the cross, despio.
shame, and is set down at the right
hand of the throne of Go, a Zech.

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