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2dly, The second Effect of the Resurrection of Christ, with regard to Us ; is our Sanctification or Regeneration : That is, our rising from the death of Sin, unto a Life of Righteousness. Rom. vi. 4
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; That having been planted together in the likeness of his Death, we should be also in the likeness of his Resurrection. The Meaning of the Apostle is; that the Death and Resurrection of Christ, into which we are Baptized, and whereof Baptism is an Emblem, ought to be a perpetual obligation upon us, to rise from the Death of Sin unto the Spiritual Life of Righteousness and Holiness: Col. ii. 12, and iii, 1. Buried with him in Baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him. — If ye then (saith he) be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above; For ye' are dead, that is, dead to Sin, (as the same Apostle
explains it, Rom. vi. 2.) and your Life is Serm.
For 3dly, The Third and Last Effect of the Resurrection of Christ, with respect to Us, is the Assurance of Our Rea surrection likewise, unto Glorification. 1 Cor. xv. 20. Now is Christ risen from the Dead, and become the first-fruits of them that Nept. And therefore This is constantly used by the Apostles, as a perpetual Argument of Consolation to good Christians; 1 Pet. i. 3. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his abundant mercy has begotten us again unto a lively hope, by the resurrection of (Jesus) Christ from the Dead. Rom. viii. 11. If the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the Dead, dwell in you; be that raised up Christ from
Dead, shall also quicken your mortal bodies, by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
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BLESSED and Happy are They, who Mall be thought worthy to obtain That Life, and the Resurrection from the Dead; For from thenceforth they shall be before the Throne of God, and shall serve him day and night in his Temple ; And God shall wipe away all tears from their
and there shall be no more Death, neither forrow nor crying ; neither Mall there be any more pain : For the former things are paf
PSALM xvi. 9, 10.
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Soul in Hell; neither shalt thou suffer thy Holy One to fee corruption.