Chapter 13: Of Sanctification
1._____ They who are united to Christ, effectually called, and regenerated,
having a new heart and a new spirit created in them through the virtue of
Christ's death and resurrection, are also farther sanctified, really and
personally, through the same virtue, by His Word and Spirit dwelling in
them; the dominion of the whole body of sin is destroyed, and the several
lusts thereof are more and more weakened and mortified, and they more and
more quickened and strengthened in all saving graces, to the practice of
all true holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.
Romans 6:5, 6;
1 Thessalonians 5:21-23;
2 Corinthians 7:1;
2._____This sanctification is throughout the whole man, yet imperfect
in this life; there abideth still some remnants of corruption in every
part, whence ariseth a continual and irreconcilable war; the flesh
lusting against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh.
1 Thessalonians 5:23;
Romans 7:18, 23;
1 Peter 2:11
3._____ In which war, although the remaining corruption for a time
may much prevail, yet through the continual supply of strength from
the sanctifying Spirit of Christ, the regenerate part doth overcome;
and so the saints grow in grace, perfecting holiness in the fear of
God, pressing after an heavenly life, in evangelical obedience to
all the commands which Christ as Head and King, in His Word hath
Ephesians 4:15, 16;
2 Corinthians 3:18;
2 Corinthians 7:1
Chapter 14 "Of Saving Faith"
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