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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 ...
And the Apostle , in this and the following verse , persuades us to mortify , first ,
carnal vices , which immediately respect our peculiar , but unlawful pleasures ;
secondly , in the verses which follow , spiritual vices , which tend immediately to
And Augustine , The freedom of the will does not prevail in those things which
pertain to God , but only in the works respecting the present life , Contra Pelag .
hypognost . lib . 3 . We shall easily solve this difficulty , if we will consider what
Thus much respecting the act of mortification , to which ye see that those who are
already dead to sin are not excited in vain . 3 . Your members which are upon the
earth . ] He passes from the act to the object about which this practical ...
Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh , and hast fenced me with sinews . But
this body of sin , and every one of its members are in every respect ours : for God
made man upright : man has rendered himself depraved and corrupt . Earthly .
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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