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foul, and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is he

that calleth you, who also will do it.' Sanctification then is not a mere Change of our State, but a Change of our Nature : 2 Cor. iii. 18. But ' we all, with open face, beholding as in a glafs the

glory of the Lord, are changed into the fame i.

mage, from glory to glory, even as by the Spi• rit of the Lord. Chap. v. 17. 'If any man be • Christ, he is a new creature ; old things are passed away, behold, all things are become new.'

It is not an Act done in an Instant, but a Work carried on by Degrees : 2 Cor. iv. 16. 'Though our 6 outward man perish, yet the inward man is re(newed day by day.' . And it is never perfected in this Life: 1 John i. 10. If we say that we have

not sinned, we make him a lyar, and his word is • not in us.' Phil. iii. 12. 'Not as though I had

already attained, either were already perfect :

but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that i for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.” Sanctification then doth differ from Regeneration taken strictly for the Beginning of the new Crea. ture: For Regeneration so taken, being the quickening of the dead Soul, is done in an Instant : Eph. ii. 5. 'God, even when we were dead in fins, hath quickened us together with Christ. Com pared with John v. 25. But Sanctification differeth not from, but is the same with Regeneration taken largely for the forming and advancing of the new Creature in all its Parts : Tit. iii. 5. 6.

Not by works of righteousness, which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost : which he ihed on us abundant


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ly, through Jesus Christ our Saviour.'Compared with Eph. v. 26.' That he might sanctify and cleanse

it with the washing of water by the word.' 2 Cor. v. 17. forecited.

No Man without real Holiness in his own Person, Shall ever see the Lord, Heb. xii. 14. Howbeit, no unfanctified Person can, by any Endeavours of his, work his own Sanctification, or make himself holy: Jer. xiii. 23. ' Can the Ethiopian change

his skin, or the leopard his spots ? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.' John xv. 5. 6. “ I am the vine, ye are the branches :

he that abideth in me, and I in him, the same • bringeth forth much fruit : fór without me

ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me,

he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered. Tit. i. 15. 16. Unto them that are defiled, and

unbelieving, is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him,

being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate. Our Sanctification then is the work of God only, 1 Thel. v. 23. forecited.

It is a Work of God's free Grace : Eph. i. 4. ' According as he hath chosen us in him, before

the foundation of the world, that we should be holy, and without blame before him in love." And it is such a Work, in that there is no personal Worth in us moving him thereto, Tiț. iii. 5. forecited. Wherefore the worst and vilest of Sinners


be sanctified : I Cor, vi. 11. ' And such were some of you : but ye are washed, but

ye are fanctified,' &c. The Person of the glorious Trinity, whose Work in a peculiar manner


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our Sanctification is, is the Holy Spirit : 2 Theff. il. 13. 'God hath from the beginning chosen you to • Talvation, through fanctification of the Spirit, and • belief of the truth' Tit. iii. 5. forecited.

They whom the Spirit fanctifies, are Believers united to Christ, justified, reconciled, and adopted

into the Family of God. Our Sanctification de pends on our Faith, in that it is by Faith, as the instrumental Cause, that we are sanctified : Acts *xvi. 18.-'That they may receive inheritance

among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.' Chap. xv. 9.-- Purifying their hearts

by faith. Our Sanctification depends on our Union with Christ, in that it is in Christ we are sanctified, as Members of his Body: 1 Cor. i. 2. "" -To them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus. Eph. ii. 10. For we are bis workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God

hath before ordained that we hould walk in • them.' Our Sanctification depends on our Juftification, in that we are fanctified immediately, through the Efficacy of the Blood of Christ sprinkled on our Consciences : Heb. ix. 14: How much ' more shall the blood of Christ, who, through the

eternal Spirit, offered himself without spot to • God, purge your conscience from dead works

to serve the living God?? į Pet. i. 2. ' Elect ac

cording to the foreknowledge of God the Fa" ther, through fanctification of the Spirit unto * obedience, and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus

Christ. Compared with 1 John i. 7. 'The blood ¢ of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all fin.' The Blood of Christ sprinkled on our Consciences hath a fanctifying Efficacy on us, inasmuch as removing the Curse of the Law, and the Guilt of

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Sin, it breaks the Strength of Sin, and the Dominion of it: 1 Cor. xv. 56. The sting of death is

fin; and the strength of fin is the law. Compared with Rom. vi. 14. Sin shall not have do

minion over you: for ye are not under the law, 6 but under grace.' John xix. 34. 'One of the • soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forth

with came there out blood and water. Com. pared with Heb. x. 22. Let us draw near with a

true heart, in full assurance of faith, having our

hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our . bodies washed with pure water.' Gal. iii. 13, 14. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of

the law, being raade a curse for us: for it is • written, Cursed is every one that bangeth on

a tree': that the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Chrift; that we

might receive the promise of the Spirit through « faith, Qur Sanctification depends on our Reconciliation, inasmuch as the sanctifying Virtue of the Blood of Christ springs from its atoning Vir. tue : Heb. ix. 14. forecited. 1 Thefl. v. 23. And

the very God of peace fanctify you wholly? Rom. 8. 10. 11, 'For if when we were enemies,

we were reconciled to God by the death of his

Son; much more being reconciled, we shall be " saved by his life. And not only fo, but we also joy in God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, by

whom we have now received the atonement. Compared with Matth. 1. 21, 'And she shall bring

forth a Son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus:

for he shall save his people from their fins.' Our San&tification depends on our Adoption, in that being adopted into the Family of God, we receive the Spirit of his Son, conforming us to his




Image as our elder Brother, and so fanctifying us : Rom. viii. 29. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predefinate to be conformed to the i.

mage of his Son, that he might be the first-born

among many brethren.' Compared with Gal. iv. 6. ' And because ye are sons, God hath sent

forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.' And 2 Cor. ii. 18. But we all, with open face, beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the fame image, from glory to glory, even as by the Spi. rit of the Lord.'

The Work of Sanétification is twofold ; namely, habitual Sanctification, producing in us habi. tual Holiness; and actual Sanctification, producing in us the Acts and Duties of Holiness.

Habitual Sanctification is the work of the Spirit, whereby we are renewed in the whole Man af. ter the Image of God. Sanctification is not a bare amending of our Life; but it is also a renewing of our Nature : Eph. iv. 23. 24.' And be renewed in

the spirit of your mind; and that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righte

gusness and true holiness." In Sanctification we are renewed in the whole Man; that is to say, in our whole Person, Soul and Body: i Thel. v. 23. < And the very God of peace fan&tify you wholly:

and I pray God your whole fpirit, and soul, and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of

our Lord Jesus Christ.' The Soul is renewed, not in respect of its Substance, but in respect of its Qualities of the Mind, Will, and Affections, Eph. iv. 23. 24. forecited.' The Body is renewed, in Communion with the renewed Soul, whereby its Members become Instruments of Righteousness :

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