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John ii. 29, "if ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him." Eph. ii. 10, "we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works."
IS SANCTIFIED. 1 John iii. 9, "whosoever is born of God, doth not commit sin, for his seed remaineth in him; and he cannot sin because he is born of God." v. 18, "whosoever is born of God, sinneth not, but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not." Hence regeneration is sometimes termed sanctification, being the literal mode of expressing that, for which regeneration is merely a figurative phrase. 1 Cor. vi. 11, "such were some of you; but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified." 1 Thess. iv. 7, "God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness." 2 Thess. ii. 13. "because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit." 1 Pet. i. 2, "according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctification of the Spirit. "Deut. xxx. 6, “ Jehovah thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love Jehovah thy God." Sanctification is also attributed to the Son. Eph. v. 25, 26, "Christ loved the church, and gave himself for it, that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word." Tit. ii. 14, "that he might redeem us from all
iniquity, and purify unto himself (unto himself as our Redeemer and King) a peculiar people."
Sanctification is sometimes used in a more extended sense, for any kind of election or separation, either of a whole nation to some particular form of worship, or of an individual to some office. Exod. xix. 10, "sanctify them to-day and to-morrow.” xxxi. 13, "that ye may know that I am Jehovah that doth sanctify you." See also Ezek. xx. 12; Numb. xi. 18, "sanctify yourselves against to-morrow." Jer. i. 5, “before thou camest forth out of the womb, I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” Luke i. 15, "he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb."
The external cause of regeneration or sanctification is the death and resurrection of Christ. Eph. ii. 4, 5, "when we were dead in sins, God hath quickened us together with Christ." v. 25, 26, "Christ gave himself for the church, that he might sanctify and cleanse it." Heb. ix. 14, "how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God." x. 10, “by the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ." 1 Pet. i. 2, 3, “through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ which hath begotten us again by a lively
hope, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead." 1 John i. 7, "the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin."
Sanctification is attributed also to faith. Acts xv. 9, "purifying their hearts by faith"; not that faith is anterior to sanctification, but because faith is an instrumental and assisting cause in its gradual progress.
A LIST OF MILTON'S PROSE WORKS.
ARRANGED IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER.
1641.-1. Of Reformation in England, and the Causes that hitherto have hindered it. In Two Books. Written to a Friend.
2. Of Prelatical Episcopacy, and whether it may be deduced from the Apostolical Times, by Virtue of those Testimonies which are alleged to that Purpose in some late Treatises; one whereof goes under the name of James, Archbishop of Armagh.
3. The Reason of Church Government urged against Prelaty. In Two Books.
4. Animadversions upon the Remonstrant's Defence against Smectymnuus.
– 5. An Apology against a Pamphlet called "A Modest Confutation of the Animadversions upon the Remonstrant against Smectymnuus." (Better known by its briefer title, An Apology for Smectymnuus.)
1644. — 6. The Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce; restored to the Good of both Sexes, from the Bondage of Canon Law, and other Mistakes, to the true meaning of Scripture in the Law and Gospel compared. Wherein also are set down the bad Consequences of abolishing, or condemning as Sin, that which the Law of God allows, and Christ abolished not. Now the second time revised and much augmented. In Two Books. To the Parliament of England with the