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Your life . ] The word life is taken for that supernatural life whereby we live to God
under a state of grace , and whereby we are to live with God in a state of glory :
For the life of grace is nothing else ( so to speak ) than the childhood of glory .
23 , The gift of God is eternal life , through Jesus Christ our Lord . In conclusion ,
1 . We are hence taught , as often as we perceive spiritual grace languish within
us , to seek a fresh supply from Christ , in whom is hid the fountain of spiritual life .
... 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 mortified and
As the Spirit of God renews us more and more in wardly ; so it behoves us , thus
supported and aroused by the grace and help of the renewing spirit , to advance
outwardly in holiness and good works : for men , says Augustine , de correp . et ...
... He is the image by equality , having entirely the same nature with the Father of
whom he is the image ; every regenerated person is the image by imitation ,
partially representing a certain similitude to the Divine nature in some gifts of
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