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The Apostle seems clearly to assert it in this place : but the whole Scripture
proclaims our mortification and vivification to be the effects of the Divine power
alone , produced by the Holy Spirit regenerating and inspiring new life into men .
... annex : We must assert , that as bodily sickness partly consists in privation , as
far as the equality of health is laken away ; and partly in positive infliction , the
humours themselves being disordered : so also original sin consists in the
This error , therefore , the Apostle in the first place meets , and asserts that
fornication should be utterly repelled by Christians ; for if this be proved , it easily
follows , that other kinds of pleasure which incur heavier guilt are much more to
If we assert with Origen , Jerome , the Chaldĉ paraphrast , Tremellius , and many
others , that this was done in vision only , then it is altogether irrelevant to the
point . If we admit with Irenĉus , Basil , Augustine , Cyril , and others , that it was ...
For he who asserts that a heretic is a wolf , or the devil a roaring lion ; or he who
puts forth a parable or apologue , does not intend to impose any thing false upon
his hearers , but to represent more clearly something true , and useful to be ...
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I'm teaching through Colossians in a small group study that I team teach. The reason I bought this commentary was the shining review from Spurgeon, quoting Charles Bridges, who said that of all commentaries, this is second only to Owen on Hebrews. Wow. Read full review