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which the Spirit makes use of for this end, Isa. xxvii. 9. 'By this shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged, and this is all the fruit to take away his sin.'
I shall now shut up this subject with a few inferences, besides those I drew under the former heads.
Inf. 1. Those who are unrenewed are unsanctified. Where there is no change of heart and life, there is no grace, 2 Cor. V. 17. Ah! how many live as they were born, and are like to die as they live ? They have no changes, but from evil to evil : no change from sin to holiness, and yet are unconcerned with their unrenewed state, sleeping until they sleep the sleep of death.
2. A partial change is not sanctification. Those who are changed, but not in the whole man, are not truly sanctified, but are yet in their natural pollution. Sanctification is not a new head full of knowledge, with the old heart and life; nor is it a new life, with the old heart and nature. But it is a change that goes through the whole soul and body, which must needs be followed with a new life, 2 Cor. v. 17.
3. True sanctification puts work into the hand of the sanctified, that will occupy them while they live. Dying to sin, and living to righteousness, are works that will fill up every minute we have in the world.
4. Let none be so foolish as to sit down contented without sanctification, but study holiness as ever ye would see heaven. We want a title to heaven, we must get that in justification and adoption : we want a meetness for heaven, and we must get that in sanctification. The sanctified are elected, and shall be glorified, 1 Pet. i. 1, 2, 4. And they that live and die unsanctified, shall never see heaven, Heb. xii. 14. 'For without holiness no man shall see the Lord.'
5. Lastly, As ever ye would be holy, attend and improve the means of grace. Let not your afflictions drive you from God, neither be stupid under them, but fall in with the design of providence in them, for your sanctification.
END OF VOLUME I.
GEORGE AND ROBERT KING,
28, ST. NICHOLAS STREET, ABERDEEN.