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The second exhorts to the practice of those things which are ordained to this end
. And this practice consists in mortification , i . e . the laying aside of vices ; and
vivification , i . e . the exercise of all virtues : concerning which he discourses ...
It is not only our duty to rise with Christ ; but to derive power from the resurrection
of Christ for this spiritual resurrection ; for that virtue wherewith Christ raised
himself , he communicates to all his people to raise up them also . The argument
... his people , and supplies them with strength to trample under foot earthly
things , and seek those which are above . For Christ being exalted bath attractive
virtue , he draws all his people upward , and suffers them not to cleave to the
For they every where teach , that those who are born again in baptism not only
die to sin sacramentally , but also receive the Spirit of Christ , by whose virtue and
efficacy the lusts of the flesh are really mortified in them . Rom . vi . 6 , We know ...
Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth , 1 . He is not risen with
Christ who does not labour to mortify the flesh : for from the virtue of the death
and resurrection of Christ communicated to us , there always follows a desire of ...
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