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' 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.' 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 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 • 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 s 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 Creature: 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 sins, • hath quickened us together with Christ.' Compared 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 thed on us abundant
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 Perfon, 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 fame bringeth forth much fruit: for 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 Sanctifica
tion then is the work of God only, i Thell. 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 vileft of Sinners may be fanctified: 1 Cor, vi. 11. 'And
such were some of you : but ye are walked, but
ye are fanctified,' &c. The Perfon of the glorious Trinity, whofe Work in a peculiar manner
our Sanctification is, is the Holy Spirit : 2 Theff.il, 13. 'God hath from the beginning chosen you to • salvation, through fanctification of the Spirit, and • belief of the truth.' Tit. iii. 5. forecited.
They whom the Spirit fanctifies, are Believers united to Christ, juftified, reconciled, and adopted into the Family of God. Qur Sanctification de pends on our Faith, in that it is by Faith, as the instrumental Cause, that we are fanétified : Acts xxvi. 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 his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God
hath before ordained that we should walk in • them.' Our Sanctification depends on our Justification, in that we are fanctified immediately, through the Efficacy of the Blood of Christ sprin kled on our Consciences : Heb. ix. 14: How much
more fhall 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 ?! 1 Pet. I. 2. Ele&t ac'cording to the foreknowledge of God the Fa" ther, through fanctification of the Spirit unto
obedience, and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus
Chrift. Compared with 1 John i. 7. 'The blood ç of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin." 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
Sin, it breaks the Strength of Sin, and the Dominion of it : 1 Cor. xv. 56. The sting of death is
sin; and the strength of sin is the law. Compared with Rom. vi. 14. ' Sin shall not have dominion over you:
ye are not under the law, but under grace.' John xix. 34. 'One of the foldiers 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 Christ; 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 Thell. v. 23. And
the very God of peace fanctify you wholly? Rom. v. 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 Sanctification 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 predestinate 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, cry
ing, 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 Sanctification is twofold ; name. ly, 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 Spi. rit, whereby we are renewed in the whole Man-after 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
qusness and true holiness,' In Sanctification we are renewed in the whole Man; that is to say, in our whole Person, Soul and Body: 1 Thel. v. 23.
And the very God of peace fanctify you wholly : and I pray God your whole spirit, 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 :