Let us go on to perfection

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Ralph Erskine (The Nature and Excellency of Purity opened), Sermons 1:326:

“Let us go on to perfection,” Heb. 6:1. The believer, the pure and holy man, he aims at perfect light, perfect knowledge of God, perfect delight in him, and perfect love to men. This is what his soul aspires after; and the Lord reckons this man according to what he would be at rather than what he is. He would be at perfection; and God reckons him according to what he so ardently desires after. Legal perfection he hath not in himself but in his head, Christ, who is the Lord our righteousness: but this gospel perfection he hath from his glorious head, according to the measure of the communication of the Spirit, making him aspire after perfect sanctification. For, as his justification is perfect already, so shall his sanctification be perfect in glory, where all impurity and imperfection shall be done away, and where the image of Christ shall be visible in every saint; for they shall be like him because they shall see him as he is. Now, towards this gospel perfection do all believers natively incline: whereas unbelievers have no such high aim.
 
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