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Christ doth not work upon a person, unless he be given to him by the Father.

To cleanse the heart is beyond the power of the creature; it can no more make itself holy, than make itself to be.

The sanctification of the Spirit is as necessary as the blood of Jesus.

source: Thomas Manton, ‘The Epistle Of Jude’ v.1

It would seem to impeach the justice and mercy of God, if he should exact the punishment where he hath pardoned the offence … There may be indeed effects of his fatherly anger, but not of his vindictive wrath.

source: Thomas Manton, ‘Christ’s Redemption And Eternal Existence’

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