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As elect of God holy and beloved . ] We here come , secondly , to the
preliminaries , or the reason on which the exhortation is grounded , why these
virtues should be adopted by the Colossians . This is drawn from what is fit and
So also Christ stipulates with a Christian , 2 Tim . ii . 19 , The Lord knoweth them
that are his : And let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity
. Let , then , every one who believes himself elect of God , live as the elect of ...
Now he does not speak of the love of the eternal benevolence , with which God
embraced the elect before the foundations of the world ; for notwithstanding this
love , they are accounted among rebels and enemies to God prior to their
As to the other part of the objection , it may also be added ; the elect and holy
who have put on virtues and gifts by the life - giving aid of the Holy Spirit , hoth
can and ought to put on the same more and more ; which , indeed , they are said
to do ...
Hence we are instructed 1 . That those are in error who think that the forgiving of
injuries and loving our enemies is matter of counsel and not of precept : for the
Apostle teaches us that this belongs to all the elect of God , holy and beloved ...
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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