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 vertue of Christ's death, and Resurrection; are also [1] farther sanctified, really, and personally, through the same virtue, [2] by his word and Spirit dwelling in them; [3] the dominion of the whole body of sin is destroyed, [4] and the several lusts thereof, are more and more weakened, and mortified; and they more and more quickened, and [5] strengthned in all saving graces, to the [6] practice of all true holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.

    [1] Acts 20:32; Romans 6:5-6;
    [2] John 17:17; Ephesians 3:16-19; 1 Thessalonians 5:21-23;
    [3] Romans 6:14;
    [4] Galatians 5:24;
    [5] Colossians 1:11;
    [6] 2 Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 12:14.

  2. This Sanctification is [7] throughout, in the whole man, yet imperfect [8] in this life; there abideth still some remnants of corruption in every part, whence ariseth a [9] continual, and irreconcilable war; the Flesh lusting against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the Flesh.

    [7] 1 Thessalonians 5:23;
    [8] Romans 7:18, 23;
    [9] Galatians 5:17; 1 Peter 2:11.

  3. In which war, although the remaining corruption for a time may much [10] prevail; yet through the continual supply of strength from the sanctifying Spirit of Christ the [11] regenerate part doth overcome; and so the Saints grow in Grace, perfecting holiness in the fear of God, [12] pressing after an heavenly life, in Evangelical Obedience to all the commands which Christ as Head and King, in his Word hath prescribed to them.

    [10] Romans 7:23;
    [11] Romans 6:14;
    [12] Ephesians 4:15-16; 2 Corinthians 3:18; 2 Corinthians 7:1.