Chapter 13: Of Sanctification
I. They who are effectually called and regenerated, having a new heart and a new spirit created in them, are farther 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]
[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.
[c] Rom. 6:6,14.
[d] Gal. 5:24. Rom. 8:13.
[e] Col. 1:11. Eph. 3:16-19.
[f] 2 Cor. 7:1. Heb. 12:14.
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. 2:11.
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 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.