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The whole discussion , then , of the Apostle has respect to this , viz . that after the
doctrine of the faith of the Gospel had been established , and the impostures of
false apostles exploded , he might stir up the Colossians to exercise holiness of ...
For he who does not advance in faith , love , and holiness , he does not , by the
whole course of his life , seek heaven , but hastens to hell . Hence we infer , 1 .
That heaven is not given to the indolent , but to those who seek it by great labour
Hence it is seen how necessary it is to be united with Christ by faith and the Spirit
: for if we are separated from him , we are not Christians , but the dead carcases
of Christians ; because in him is hidden all our life . 3 . Here we have relief under
This Christ , being exalted to heaven , is removed from our sight : he is therefore
to be apprehended by the eye of faith : and this ought to be the perpetual
exercise of the pious , to soar towards heaven , to contemplate Christ glorified ,
and to ...
There is need , therefore , of stirring up their faith and love ; there is need of
serious repentance , to avert the wrath of God , and obtain the favour and the
smile of his countenance : For that declaration of St . Paul is true , Rom . ii . 9 , & c
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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