Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
That he might
having predetermin'd to adopt us by Jesus Christ to be his children, according to the good pleasure of his own will,
1 Peter 1:20
who was destin'd before the creation of the world, tho' 'tis of late only that he has appear'd, upon your account:
but imitate the Lord Jesus Christ, and by no means indulge any sensual desires.
they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
1 Corinthians 15:49
for as we have born the image of the terrestrial, so we shall bear the image of the celestial.
2 Corinthians 3:18
but as we lay aside the veil, the divine light gradually informs the mind, according as we attend to that spiritual sense, which points out the Lord.
according as he had chosen us in himself before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy, free from vice, and devoted to virtue.
after the image of God, in justice, sanctity, and truth.
it is he, that will change our vile body into a like form with his glorious body, by displaying that power which is able to subdue all things unto himself.
1 John 3:2
beloved, we are now the sons of God, tho' it does not yet appear what we shall be: but we know, that when this change shall be, his immediate presence will give us a divine resemblance.
That he might
for whosoever shall do the will of my father, who is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.
and the king will reply, I declare unto you, your having done this for one of the least of these my brethren, is the same thing as doing it for me.
that is to say, master! Jesus said to her, touch me not: for I am not yet ascended to my father: but go to my brethren, and say to them, "I ascend unto my father and your father, even my God and your God."
he is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of the whole creation.
for to which of the angels did he ever say, " thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee? and again, I will be his father, and he shall be my son?
for both he that sanctifieth, and they who are sanctified, are all deriv'd from one: for which cause he is not asham'd to call them brethren, saying,
and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the first-born of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth: unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins by his own blood,
in pursuance of that dispensation which he made to former ages by Christ Jesus our Lord: