Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:
you are already clean by the instructions I have given you.
sanctify them by the truth: thy word is truth.
making no difference between us and them, having purified their hearts by the faith.
by no means. know ye not, that to whom ye subject your selves vassals at command, his vassals you are whom you thus obey; the vassals either of sin to destruction, or of obedience to justification?
2 Thessalonians 2:13
As for you, my brethren, the favourites of the Lord, we are oblig'd to render perpetual thanks to God, for having chosen you from the beginning, in purifying you by his spirit, upon your believing the gospel.
address your selves to God, and you will find him present with you: cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, you that are diffident.
1 Peter 3:1
Let the married women be subservient to their husbands, that if they happen to disbelieve the gospel, they may be gain'd by the instructive conduct of their wives,
1 Peter 4:17
for now is the time when God will begin his judgments with his own church. now if he begins with us, what will the conclusion be to those who do not obey the divine gospel?
thus the word of God was spread; and the number of disciples encreased very much at Jerusalem; and a numerous body of priests embrac'd the faith.
by whose favour I have received the office of an apostle to bring the Gentiles every where to the obedience of faith preached in his name:
but unto those who are contentious, and do not yield to the truth, but give way to injustice, indignation and wrath,
O foolish Galatians, who hath deluded you, you that have had the crucifixion of Jesus Christ represented to your view?
You set out well in your course: who hath obstructed your progress in the truth?
and by a perfect obedience he procured eternal salvation for all that obey him;
'Twas by faith that he who was named Abraham, showed his obedience in travelling to a foreign country, which he was afterwards to inherit; and began his journey without knowing where he was going.
for if you lead a sensual life, you will be miserable: but if through the spirit you mortify the affections of corrupted nature, you will be happy.
but as for us, our minds are possessed with the hopes of justification by faith.
2 Timothy 1:14
that valuable depositum do you preserve by the holy spirit, which resides in us.
how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the holy spirit offered himself a spotless victim to God, purify our souls from deadly sins, to serve the living God?