George Downame: justification and sanctification are inseparable

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Now we are to speak of the concurrence of these two graces. For when the Lord sweareth, that to those whom he redeemeth and justifieth, he will give grace to worship him in holiness and righteousness; from hence we doe necessarily collect, that sanctification is an unseparable companion of justification; and that no man can have assurance, that he is justified, unless he be in some measure sanctified.

Let no man therefore deceive himself with a vain profession of an idle and dead faith, for unless thou doest, at the least, desire and endeavour to worship God in holiness and righteousness; it is as certain. as the oath of the Lord is true, that as yet thou art not justified, nor actually made partaker of the redemption wrought by Christ. It is true, that our Saviour Christ in the days of his flesh, did redeem us meritoriously, paying a ransom sufficient for all that should believe in him: but none are actually made partakers of this Redemption, but they to whom it is applied; and it is applied only to those that truly believe; and true faith purifieth the heart, and worketh by love, and is to be demonstrated by good works. …

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