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For it is customary with St . Paul , in all his Epistles , to subjoin to disputations
concerning the faith , exhortations to newness of life : For he would have a good
tree to bear good fruit , namely , a sound faith to yield a holy life . You perceive
A special , or personal one , which is directed to certain orders of Christians ,
namely , to wives and husbands , children and parents , servants and masters ;
from the 18th verse to the end of the Chapter . The general exhortation is
And this certainty is shewn by the circumstance of the time assigned when this
life of glory shall be given us ; namely , when Christ shall appear . We shall begin
from the former reason . For ye are dead ] Namely , to sin , to the world , and to
That former part directed us to seek the true end , viz . celestial blessedness ; this
directs us to enter upon the path which leads thereto , namely , true holiness .
Now of this exhortation , which calls us to the life of holiness , there are two parts .
For which things ' sake ] namely , for fornication , uncleanness , inordinate
affection , evil concupiscence , and covetousness , the wrath of God falleth upon
sinners . These words are not to be taken in such sense , that we should
conclude it is ...
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