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have his name put upon them", the Spirit of his Son Eher the given to them ', are under his fatherly care and dispensa- to life tions?, admitted to all the liberties and privileges of the hurts sons of God, made heirs of all the promises, and fellow sche heirs with Christ in glory a.
dhe Q. 75. What is sanctification ?
1.7. X. Sanctification is a work of God's grace, whereby
1. Re they whom God hath, before the foundation of the world, chosen to be holy, are in time, through the powerful operation of his Spirit applying the death and resurrection of Christ unto them, renewed in their whole man
X 2 Cor. vi. 18. And will be a Fa.
we may be also glorified toġether unto you, and ye shall be my ther. sons and daughters, saith the Lord 75. 6 Eph. i. 4. According as he Almighty. Rev. iii. 12. Him that hath chosen us in him before the overcometh will I make a pillar in foundation of the world, that we the temple of my God, and he shall should be holy, and without blame go no more out: and I will write before him in love. 1 Cor. vi. 11. upon him the name of my God, and And such were some of you: but ye the name of the city of my God,
are washed, but ye are sanctified, but which is new Jerusalem, which com
ye are justified in the name of the eth down out of heaven from my
Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of God: and I will write upon him my
2 Thess. ï. 13. But we
are bound to give thanks to God y Gal. iv. 6. And because ye are
alway for you, brethren, beloved sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of the Lord, because God hath of his Son into your hearts, crying, from the beginning chosen you Abba, Father. % Psal. ciii. 13. ' Like as a father
to salvation, through sanctification
of the Spirit, and belief of the pitieth his children ; so the Lord truth. pitieth them that fear him. Prov.
Rom. vi. 4. Therefore we are xiv. 26. In the fear of the Lord is buried with him by baptism into strong confidence; and his children
death : that like as Christ was raised shall have a place of refuge. Mat. vi.
up from the dead by the glory of 32.For your heavenly Father know
the Father, even so we also should eth that ye have need of all these
walk in newness of life. Ver. 5. For things. a Heb. vi. 12. That ye be not
if we have been planted together in
the likeness of his death, we shall be slothful, but followers of them, also in the likeness of his resurrection who through faith and patience Ver. 6. Knowing this, that our old inherit the promises. Rom. viii. 17. And if children, then heirs ; heirs of body of sin might be destroyed, that
man is crucified with him, that the God, and joint-heirs with Christ : if henceforth we should not Bo be that we suffer with him, that sin,
hearts by faith; that ye, being root
after the image of God"; having the seeds of repentance unto life, and all other saving graces, put into their hearts.", and those graces so stirred up, increased, and strengthened', as that they more and more die unto sin, and rise unto newness of life.
Q. 76. What is repentance unto life?
A. Repentance unto life is a saving grace", wrought in the heart of a sinner by the Spirit' and word of
God, d Eph. iv. 23. And be renewed in which passeth knowledge, that ye the spirit of your mind; Ver. 24. might be filled with all the fulness of And that ye put vthe new man,
God. Col. i. 10. That ye might which after God is created in righ walk worthy of the Lord unto all teousness and true holiness.
pleasing, being fruitful in every good Acts xi. 18. When they heard work, and increasing in the know, these things, they held their peace, ledge of God; Ver. 11. Strengthened and glorified God, saying, Then hath with all might according to his gloGod also to the Gentiles granted re
rious power, unto all patience and pentance unto life. i John iii. 9. long-suffering with joyfulness. Whosoever is born of God doth not
& Rom. vi. 4. Therefore we are commit sin; for his seed remaineth buried with him by baptism into in him : and he cannot sin, because
death : that like as Christ was raised he is born of God.
up from the dead by the glory of the Jude, Ver. 20. But ye, beloved, Father, even so we also should walk building up yourselves on your most
in newness of life. Ver. 6. Knowing holy faith, praying in the Holy this, that our old man is crucified Ghost. Heb. vi. 11. And we desire
with him, that the body of sin might that every one of you do shew the be destroyed, that henceforth we same diligence, to the full assurance
should not serve sin. Ver. 14. For of hope unto the end : Ver. 12. That sin shall not have dominion over you: ye be not slothful, but followers of for ye are not under the law, but unthem, who thrcugh faith and
der grace. Gal. v. 24. And they that patience inherit the promises. Eph.
are Christ's have crucified the flesh, iii. 16. That he would grant you, ac
with the affections and lusts. cording to the riches of his glory, to
76. h 2 Tim. ii. 25. In meekness be strengthened with might by his instructing those that oppose them. Spirit in the inner man Ver. 17. Selves; if God peradventure will give That Christ may dwell in your
them repentance to the acknowledg.
ing of the truth. ed and grounded in love, Ver. 18. i Zech. xii. 10. And I will pour May be able to comprehend with all upon the house of David, and upon saints, what is the breadth, and
the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spi. length, and depth, and height; Ver.
grace and of supplications, and 19. And to know the love of Christ, they shall look upon me whom they
God", whereby out of the sight and sense, not only of the danger', but also of the filthiness and odiousness of his sins, and upon the apprehension of God's mercy in Christ to such as are penitent", he so grieves for and hates
have pierced, and they shall mourn will hedge up thy way with thorns, for him, as one mourneth for his on and make a wall, that she shall not ly son, and shall be in bitterness for find her paths. Ver. 7. And she him, as one that is in bitterness for shall follow after her lovers, but she his first-born.
shall not overtake them; and she k Acts xi. 18. When they heard shall seek them, but shall not find these things, they held their peace, them: then shall she say, I will go and glorified God, saying, Then hath and return to my first husband, for God also to the Gentiles granted re then was it better with me than now. pertance unto life. Ver. 20. And
m Ezek. xxxvi. 31. Then shall ye some of them were men of Cyprus remember your own evil ways, and and Cyrene, which, when they were your doings that were not good, and come to Antioch, spake unto the shall loathe yourselves in your own Grecians, preaching the Lord Jesus. sight, for your iniquities, and for Ver. 21. And the hand of the Lord your abominations. Isa. XXX. 22. was with them : and a great number Ye shall defile also the covering of believed, and turned unto the Lord.
thy graven images of silver, and the | Ezek. xviii. 28. Because he con. ornament of thy molten images of sidereth, and turneth away from all gold: thou shalt cast them away as his transgressions that he hath com. a menstruous cloth : thou shalt say mitted, he shall surely live, he shall unto it, Get thee hence. not die. Ver. 30. Therefore I will
n Joel ii, 12. Therefore also now, judge you, O house of Israel, every saith the Lord, Turn ye even to one according to his ways, saith the me with all your heart, and with Lord God: repent, and turn your fasting, and with weeping, and with selves from all your transgressions ; mourning ; Ver. 13. And rend your so iniquity shall not be your ruin.
heart, and not your garments, and Ver. 32. For I have no pleasure in turn unto the Lord your God : for the death of him that dieth, saith he is gracious and merciful, slow the Lord God: wherefore turn to anger, and of great kindness, yourselves, and live ye.
and repenteth him of the evil. 17. And when he came to himself, • Jer. xxxi. 18. I have surely he said, How many hired servants heard Ephraim bemoaning him. of my father's have bread enough self thus, Thou hast chastised me, and to spare, and I perish with and I was chastised, as a bullock hunger! Ver. 18. I will arise, and unaccustomed to the yoke: turn go to my father, and will say thou me, and I shall be curned; unto him, Father, I have sinned for thou art the Lord my Gods against Heaven, and before thee. Ver. 19. Surely after that I was Hos. ii. 6. Therefore, behold, I turped I repented; and after that I
Therefore say unto the house of
his sins P, as that he turns from them all to God, purpos, ing and endeavouring constantly to walk with him in all the
ways of new obedience". Q. 77. Wherein do justification and sanctification differ?
A. Although sanctification be inseparably joined with justification, yet they differ, in that God in justification imputeth the righteousness of Christ *; in sanctification
his was instructed I smote upon my
I Psal. cxix. 6. Then shall I not thigh; I was ashamed, yea, even con be ashamed, when I have respect founded, because I did bear the re unto all thy commandments. Ver. proach of my youth.
59. I thought on my ways, and turn. 2 Cor. vii. 11. For, behold, this
ed my feet unto thy testimonies. self-same thing, that ye sorrowed Ver. 128. Therefore I esteem all after a godly sort, what carefulness thy precepts concerning all things to it wrought in you; yea, what clear. be right; and I hate every false ing of yourselves ; yea, what indig- way. Luke i. 6. And they were nation; yea, whát 'fear; yèa, what both righteous before God, walking vehement desire ; yea, what zeal ;
in all the commandments and ordie yea, what revenge! In all things ye
of the Lord blameless. have approved yourselves to be clear
2 Kings xxiii. 25. And like unto him
was there no king before him, that 9 Acts xxvi. 18. To open their
turned to the Lord with all his eyes, and to turn them from dark. heart, and with all his soul, and ness to light, and from the power of
with all his might, according to Satan unto God, that they may re
all the law of Moses ; neither ceive forgiveness of sins, and inherit after him arose there any, like ance among them which are sanctified him.
Ezek. xiv. 6. 77. Si Cor. vi. 11. And such
were some of you : but ye are wash. Israel
, Thus saith the Lord God, ed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are Repent, and turn yourselves from justified in the name of the Lord your idols, and turn away your faces
Jesus, and by the Spirit of our from all your abominatioris. 1 Kings God.
1. Cor. i. 30. But of him are wiü. 47. Yet if they shall bethink ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is themselves in the land whither they made unto us wisdom, and righteouswere carried captives, and repent, ness, and sanctification, and redempand make supplication unto thee, in
tion. the land of them that carried them
i Rom. iv. 6. Even as David also captives, saying, We have sinned,
describeth the blessedness of the man and have done perversely, we have
unto whom God imputeth righteouscommitted wickedness ; Ver. 48.
ness without works. Ver. 8. Blessed And so return unto thee with all their
is the man to whom the Lord will heart, and with all their soulo
not impute sin.
in this matter.
by faith that is in me.
this life, that they never fall into condemnation; the phe pe
his Spirit infuseth grace, and enableth to the exercise 1.75. thereof"; in the former, sin is pardoned ; in the other, it is subdued *: the one doth equally free all believers from the revenging wrath of God, and that perfectly in father
other is neither equal in all?, nor in this life perfect in any, but growing up to perfection.
Q. 78. Whence
u Ezek. xxxvi. 27. And I will put
cause ye have known him that is my Spirit within you, and cause you from the beginning. I have written to walk in my statutes, and ye shall unto you, young men, because ye are keep my judgments, and do them.
strong, and the word of God abideth w Rom. iii. 24. Being justified free in you, and ye have overcome the Tre ly by his grace, through the redemp wicked one.
Heb. v. 12. For when tion that is in Jesus Christ : Ver. 25. for the time ye ought to be teachWhom God hath set forth to be a ers, ye have need that one teach you propitiation through faith in his blood, again which be the first principles to declare his righteousness for the of the oracles of God; and are beo remission of sins that are past, come such as have need of milk, and through the forbearance of God. not of strong meat. Ver. 13. Fof
* Rom. vi. 6. Knowing this, that every one that useth milk is unskilour old man is crucified with him, ful in the word of righteousness : for that the body of sin might be de he is a babe. Ver. 14. But strong stroyed, that henceforth we should meat belongeth to them that are of not serve sin. Ver. 14. For sin shall full age, even those who by remo not have dominion over you: for ye son of use have their senses exare not under the law, but undergrace. ercised to discern both good and
y Rom. viii. 33. Who shall lay any evil. thing to the charge of God's elect? a i John i. 8. And if we say
that It is God that justifieth, Ver. 34. we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, Who is he that condemneth? It is and the truth is not in us. Christ that died, yea rather, that is If we say that we have not sinned, risen again, who is even at the right we make him a liar, and his word is hand of God, who also maketh inter not in us. cession for us.
b 2 Cor. vii. 1. Having therefore 2 1 John ïi. 12. I write unto you, these promises, dearly beloved, let little children, because your sins are us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness forgiven you for his name's sake. of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holio Ver. 13. I write unto you, fathers, ness in the fear of God. Phil üi. 19, because ye have known him that is Not as though I had already attain. from the beginning. I write unto ed, either were already perfect ; you, young men, because ye have I follow after, if that I may appre. overcome the wicked one. I write hend that for which also I am appreunto you, little children, because ye Kended of Christ Jesus. Ver. 13. have known the Father. Ver. 14, Brethren, I count not myself to have I have written unto you, fathers, be apprebended : but this one thing I do;