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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ... THE RESURRECTION AND SPIRITUAL BODY. We have seen that the use of the intermediate state was to carry on, out of the body, that work of sanctification which is begun, but never reaches completion, in the body. It is the opposite thus to the state of the carnal mind into which we enter at our birth: it compensates its defects. In the one the body lives and reigns, the soul lives and serves, and the spirit sleeps. In the other the spirit lives and reigns, the soul lives and serves--but serves its rightful master, the higher, not the lower principle--and the body sleeps. Physical death is thus a stage in the work of redemption, not as we sometimes hear it described, its full triumph. It is only when this corruptible body shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal have put on immortality, that shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, " Death is swallowed up in victory." Sanctification, or the conflict of the spirit against the flesh, is begun the moment the pneuma is awakened; but it is never complete until the flesh is dead in fact, as it is already dead in idea. Death is thus a stage in our sanctification, the midway passage between grace and glory. This is why sanctification and death are so constantly associated in St. Paul's Epistles. " Ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God." Baptism is both death and burial. " We are buried with Christ by baptism unto death." " He that is dead is freed from sin." Man's redemption, thus including in that term not only the forgiveness of sins, but also renewal in the image of God, is never complete on this side the grave. While this body of sin lives we are only saved by hope, and groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of the body. But as...