Chapter XIII. Of Sanctification
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I. They, who are once effectually called, and regenerated, having a new heart, and a new spirit created in them, are further sanctified, really and personally, through the virtue of Christ's death and resurrection [a], by His Word and Spirit dwelling in them [b]: the dominion of the whole body of sin is destroyed [c], and the several lusts thereof are more and more weakened and mortified [d]; and they more and more quickened and strengthened in all saving graces [e], to the practice of true holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord [f].

II. This sanctification is throughout, in the whole man [g]; yet imperfect in this life, there abiding still some remnants of corruption in every part [h]; whence arises a continual and irreconcilable war, the flesh lusting against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh [i].

III. In which war, although the remaining corruption, for a time, may much prevail [k]; yet, through the continual supply of strength from the sanctifying Spirit of Christ, the regenerate part does overcome [l]; and so, the saints grow in grace [m], perfecting holiness in the fear of God [n].


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