secondly, for the body, consecrating it in the present and, in the future, raising it up m the likeness of Christ?s glorified body. This continuous influence, so far as it is exerted in the present life, we call Sanctification, the human side or aspect of which is Perseverance.
For the soul: <430116>John 1:16 ? ?of his fullness we all received, and grace for grace? ? successive and increasing measures of grace, corresponding to the soul?s successive and increasing needs; <450810>Romans 8:10 ? ?if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the spirit is life because of righteousness; <461545>1 Corinthians 15:45 ? ?The last Adam became a life-giving spirit?; <501405>Philippians 2:5 ? ?Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ Jesus?; <620302>1 John 3:2 ? if he shall be manifested we shall be like him.? ?Can Christ let the believer fall out of his hands? No, for the believer is his hands.?
For the body: <460617>1 Corinthians 6:17-20 ? ?he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.. . know ye not that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you... glorify God therefore in your body?; 1Thess. 5:23 ? ?And the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved entire, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ?; <450811>Romans 8:11 ? ?shall give life also to your mortal bodies through his Spirit that dwelleth in you?; <461549>1 Corinthians 15:49 ? ?as we have borne the image of the earthy [man]? we shall also bear the image of the heavenly [man]?; <500320>Philippians 3:20, 21 ? ?For our citizenship is in heaven; from whence also we wait far a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ: who shall fashion anew the body of our humiliation, that it may be conformed to the body of his glory, according to the working whereby he is able even to subject all things unto himself.?
Is there a physical miracle wrought for the drunkard in his regeneration? Mr. Moody says, Yes; Mr. Gough says, No. We prefer to say that the change is a spiritual one but that the ?expulsive power of a new affection? indirectly affects the body, so that old appetites sometimes disappear in a moment and that often, in the course of years, great changes take place even in the believer?s body. Tennyson, Idylls: ?Have ye looked at Edyrn? Have ye seen how nobly changed? This work of his is great and wonderful; His very face with change of heart is changed.? ?Christ in the soul fashions the germinal man into his own likeness, this is the embryology of the new life. The cardinal error in religious life is the attempt to live without proper environment? (see Drummond, Natural Law in Spiritual World, 253-284). Human life from Adam does not stand the test, only divine-human life in Christ can secure us from falling. This is the work of Christ, now that he has ascended and taken to himself his
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