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They are not true and living members under Christ the Head , whose minds are
not directed heavenward . For wheresoever the carcase is , thither will the eagles
be gathered together , Matt . xxiv . 28 . So much for the inducements to seek ...
Thirdly , he remains to be manifested to the whole world in the splendour of his
glory , by his coming to judge the living and the dead . Of this final manifestation
the Apostle is speaking : for unto this day the glorification of his saints is deferred
But their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the
Lord ' s wrath , Zeph . i . 18 . Therefore we ought to trust , not in uncertain riches ,
but in the living God , who giveth us richly all things to enjoy 52 Chap . iii .
And on this account , the chief argument is : These sins are the occasion of
heavier punishments ; therefore , from them we must abstain with all care , for it is
a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God , Heb . x . 31 . The Apostle ...
... and the argument of the Apostle is thus applied : Sin is but the living and
reigning cause of a wicked and lustful life : but sin is not living in you , but
mortified : the cause , therefore , having ceased , the effect ceases . The Major is
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