XIII. 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 virtue of Christ’s death, and Resurrection; are also afarther sanctified, really, and personally, through the same virtue, bby his word and Spirit dwelling in them; cthe dominion of the whole body of sin is destroyed, dand the several lusts thereof, are more and more weakened, and mortified; and they more and more quickened, and estrengthened in all saving graces, to the fpractice of all true holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.

aActs 20:32; Rom. 6:5–6 bJohn 17:17; Eph. 3:16–19; 1 Thess. 5:21–23 cRom. 6:14 dGal. 5:24 eCol. 1:11 f 2 Cor. 7:1; Heb. 12:14

2. This Sanctification is athroughout, in the whole man, yet imperfect bin this life; there abideth still some remnants of corruption in every part, whence ariseth a ccontinual, and irreconcilable war; the Flesh lusting against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the Flesh.

a1 Thess. 5:23 bRom. 7:18, 23 cGal. 5:17; 1 Pet. 2:11

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

aRom. 7:23 bRom. 6:14 cEph. 4:15–16; 2 Cor. 3:18; 2 Cor. 7:1