152 – Mode of Sanctification


MODE OF SANCTIFICATION
  § 152. The restitution of the image of God is effected in the putting off of the old man 1 with his evil propensities and works, of which a Christian must ever anew be reminded by the mirror of the Law,2 and in the putting on of the new man,3 who walks before God in newness of life.4

1.The restitution of the image of God is effected in the putting off of the old man…

Colossians 3:9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds.

Ephesians 4:22, 25 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts. (25) Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another.


2. …with his evil propensities and works, of which a Christian must ever anew be reminded by the mirror of the Law,

Romans 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in His sight: for by the Law is the knowledge of sin.

Romans 7:7 What shall we say then? Is the Law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the Law: for I had not known lust, except the Law had said, Thou shalt not covet.


3. …and in the putting on of the new man,

Colossians 3:10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of Him that created him.

Ephesians 4:24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.


4. …who walks before God in newness of life.

Romans 6:4, 11 Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. (11) Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.


 

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