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to Sin, as Christ died for Sin, a violent Death, lingering, and painful, yet voluntary, Gal. vi. 14. above cited. Compared with Chap. v. 24. * And
they that are Christ's, have crucified the flesh, " with the affections and lusts. We are made conformable to him in his Resurrection, rising from our Sins to a new Manner of Life, continued du. ring our Abode in the World, and perfected in Glojy, as Christ rose from the Dead, to a new Manner of Life, continued till his Ascension : Rom. vi. 4. forecited. 2 Cor. V. 17. If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away,
behold, all things are become new. Now, in applying of that. Power and Virtue of Christ's Death
and Resurrection unto us, there must be a Com. .munication of habitual and actual Grace from him unto us; and that because without it we cannot be so conformed to him in his Death and Resur. rection : John xv. 4. 5. 'Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself,
except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, ' except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are ' the branches : He that abideth in me, and I in • him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for ' 'without me ye can do nothing. The Death and Resurrection of Christ come to have such a conforming Virtue and Power on his Members, inalmuch as he died and rose again as a public Person, their Head, and merited this their Conformation to his Image : See Rom. vi. 4. to verf. 12. Where. fore, as there is in Adam's Sin and Death a Vir.. tue conforming his natural Offspring unto him therein, to their Defilement ; so there is in Christ's Death and Resurrection a Virtue conforming his Members unto him in them, to their Sanctifica.
Queft. 36. What are the Benefits which in this Life do accompany or flow from Justification, Adoption, and Sanitification?"
AnfThe Benefits which in this Life do accompany or flow from Justification, Adoption, and Sanctification, are, Afsurance of God's Love, Peace of Conscience, Joy in the Holy Ghost, Increase of Grace, and Perseverance therein to the End..
EXPLICATION. These Benefits accompany or flow from Justi. fication, Adoption, and Sanctification, with this Difference, That some of them may proceed on the mere Reality of Grace, others of them re. quire also the Evidence of Grace.
Those of them that require the Evidence of Grace, are, Asurance of God's Love, Peace of ConScience, and Joy in the Holy Ghost.