William Ames on sanctification and the experimental knowledge of heavenly things

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The true knowledge of heavenly things increaseth according to the measure of sanctification. I do not speak of knowledge falsely so called, as the Apostle some where terms it, but of true knowledge, that is, inward, experimental understanding, and this grows up as holiness doth enlarge it self in the soul. The clearer the glass, the more perfect is the reflection that it makes.

The more pure and spotless the soul is, the better doth it receive and judge of heavenly things. If it be but day-break, or a dim and dusky twilight, we have a more doubtful appearance of things that are before us: but if it grows to a morning-light, and once increaseth into a noon-day brightness, then have we a more exact and judicious vision of them. ...

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