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And this argument proceeds from the cause to the effect : for this our resurrection
which we have by Christ , is the ... Hence said Bernard , There is a twofold
resurrection ; one of the soul , which the secret coming of Christ effects ; the other
First , it prevails from the removal of the cause to the removal of the effect . For the
effects of the dominion of sin are to savour and to seek earthly things : but in
those who are dead to sin , sin has lost this lordly power : it cannot , therefore ...
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 .
and this is the work of the Divine Spirit alone , infusing it where he will : but this
mortification he effects whilst he infuses himself into the human soul together with
the gifts of his grace , by the efficacy of which the power and dominion of sin is ...
Therefore , the external exercises which are sometimes wrought by the wicked ,
and bear the resemblance of mortification , are not the genuine effects of internal
mortification , but false appearances . From the act commanded ; Mortify ye , we ...
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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