They who are once effectually called and regenerated, having a new heart and a new spirit created in
them, are further sanctified, really and personally, through the virtue of Christ’s death and
resurrection, by His Word and Spirit dwelling in them: the dominion of the whole body of sin is destroyed,
and the several lusts thereof are more and more weakened and mortified; and they more and more quickened
and strengthened in all saving graces, to the practice of true holiness, without which no man shall see
This sanctification is throughout, in the whole man; yet imperfect in this life, there abiding still
some remnants of corruption in every part: whence ariseth a continual and irreconcilable war; the flesh
lusting against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh.
In which war, although the remaining corruption, for a time, may much prevail; yet through the continual
supply of strength from the sanctifying Spirit of Christ, the regenerate part doth overcome; and so, the
saints grow in grace, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.