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CHRIST OUR SANCTIFICATION But

In addithat has nothing to do with our sanctification. imputed righteousness and holy works, our sanctification

all

tion to the

comes next

From

455

in order.

sin proceed guilt, penalty,

we must be

From

delivered.

and

From

stain.

these three

the penalty by Christ's atonement

from guilt by His satisfaction ; and from the stain by sanctification. After God has redeemed us from the everlasting doom, we are still unholy, downtrodden in our unclean blood. Adam's inherent, holy

On

disposition and desire are not yet restored to us.

the stain of sin

is

there

the inward man, but

we

still.

We

also find sin present always

body and For the stain of

in the sin-stain of

soul.

continue.

sin

He

And God wills

He

the contrary,

delight in the law of

God

after

and everywhere

that this shall not

will substitute a holy disposition.

resolves to reform us inwardly, to renew us after the image of

His dear Son, It is

only

i.e.,

now

to sanctify us.

that

He

make us personally holy. As His the apple of His eye; He has en-

begins to

we are dear to Him as graven our names in the palms of His hands.

children,

different,

we

but

We neglect things inAn

polish the precious jewel.

old garment

is

cast

The aside, but we remove the stain from the costly silken gown. pulls gardener housewife adorns the beloved homestead, and the the weeds from his garden-beds. In like manner, compelled by His love,

God

sin's stain

This

is

wills that

His

child,

body and

soul,

be

made

bright until

be wholly removed. the

work

of sanctification, aiming exclusively at our per-

sonal sanctification, to restore unto us the holiness of

Adam

before

he had performed any holy work. In

Adam,

personal holiness

came

first,

in the fulfilment of the law; but to God's to

him

for Christ's sake, is

follows.

As Adam was

imparted

first,

then holiness consisting child, the latter,

and

imputed

his personal holiness

created holy, so the regenerated is

made

holy.

The personal

sanctification of the regenerated

sinner begins after the quickening of faith less interruption all the

days of his

life

;

;

and converted

continues with more or

is finished,

so far as the soul

is concerned, in death, and, regarding the body, at the coming of the Lord. And since this is wrought by Christ, through the Holy

Spirit, the Scripture confesses that Christ is

eousness, but also our Sanctification.

not only our Right-

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The work of the Holy Spirit - pagina 495

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