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fi I and given him a name which is above every name : that at the name of Jesus every knee Thould bow, of things in heaven, and things in
earth, and things under the earth. Compared with Eph. i. 10. That, in the dispensation of the 6-fulness of times, he might gather together ir onc
all things in Chrift, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth, even in him.' :
The Advantage we have by the Dignity of Son. Chip to God, is, that thereby we have a Right to all the Privilèges of the Sons of God: Rom. vili. 17. And if children, then heirs ; heirs of
God, and joint heirs with Christ. The Privi.' leges of the Sons of God are, Access to him as a Father, his fatherly Pity, Protection, Provision, and Correction, and the eternal Inberitance : Eph. iii. 12. 'In Christ Jesus our Lord we have bold. ness and access with confidence by the faith of him. Compared with Matth. vi. 9. After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.' Psal. ciii. 13. ' Like as a father pitieth his chil. • dren; so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.' Prov. xiv. 26. In the fear of the Lord is strong
confidence: and his children shall have a place of 'refuge.' Matth. vi. 30.-31. 32. • Wherefore if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to-day
is, and to-morrow is cast into the oven, shall he "not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? ' Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall ' we eat ? or what shall we drink? or wherewithal ' hall we be clothed ? for your heavenly Father ' knoweth that ye have need of all these things.' Heb. xii. 6. « Whom the Lord loveth, he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth."
Quest. 35. What is Sanctification?
Ans. Sanctification is the work of God's free Grace, whereby we are renewed in the whole Man, after the Image of God, and are enabled more and more to die unto Sin, and live unto Righteousness.
EXPLICATION. All who are effectnally called, are fanctified: And the Effect of their Sanctification on them is,: real Holiness in their own Persons : 1 Thell. v. 23. 24. ' And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly : and I pray God your whole fpirit, and L 21
• soul, and body be preserved blameless unto the * coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is he
that calleth you, who also will do it.' Sanctifi. cation 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 glass 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 in • 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 • Soutward man perish, yet the inward man is re.
(newed day by day. And it is never perfected in this Life: 1 John i. 1o. ' 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 « 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 differ. eth not from, but is the same with Regenera. tion taken largely for the forming and advancing of the new Creature in all its Parts : Tit. ïïi. 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 shed on us abundant