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The proper place of holiness in the new covenant:

  1. Means to the end.

    Though it be neither the cause, matter, nore condition of our justification, yet it is the way appointed of God for us to walk in for the obtaining of salvation. And therefore, he that has hope of eternal life purifies himself, and he is pure: and none shall ever come to that end who walks not in that way; for without holiness it is impossible to see God. (309)

  2. A “sign and evidence of grace, that is acceptation with God”
  3. “The whole expression of our thankfulness.”


  1. Owen, Communion with the Triune God, 309