I. They who are effectually
called and regenerated, having a new heart and a new spirit created in them,
are farther sanctified really andpersonally, through the virtue of
Christís 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
a 1 Cor. 6:11; Acts
20:32; Phil. 3:10; Rom. 6:5,6. b John 17:17; Eph.
5:26; 2 Thess. 2:13. cRom. 6:6,14. d Gal. ; Rom. . eCol. 1:11;
Eph. 3:16-19. f 2 Cor. 7:1; Heb.
II. This sanctification is
throughout in the whole man,g
yet imperfect in this life; there abideth still some remnants of corruption in
every part:h whence
ariseth a continual and irreconcilable war; the flesh lusting against the
Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh.i
g 1 Thess. 5:23. h 1 John 1:10; Rom.
7:18,23; Phil. 3:12. i Gal. 5:17; 1 Pet.
III. In which war, although the
remaining corruption for a time may much prevail,k yet, through the continual supply of strength from thesanctifying Spirit of Christ, the regenerate part doth overcome:l
and so the saints grow in grace,m
perfecting holiness in the fear of God.n
k Rom. 7:23. l Rom. 6:14; 1 John
5:4; Eph. 4:15,16. m 2 Pet. 3:18; 2
Cor. 3:18. n 2 Cor. 7:1.