We therefore define sanctification to be,
that powerful work of the Holy Spirit
upon the heart of a pardoned sinner,
by which he receives power to go on “from faith to faith,”
by which, illuminated more and more
“to see the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ,”
and “renewed day by day” in the image of his Saviour,
which he had lost in Adam,
he feels himself internally
“changed from glory into glory”
until he be “filled with all the fulness of God:
until he loves the Lord his God with all his heart
and with all his soul, and with all his strength,
and his neighbor as himself,” even as Christ loved him.
This is the highest point of the sanctification of a believer,
and consequently his regeneration is complete.
-John Fletcher, “The New Birth” in Seeds: A Scattering of Groundbreaking Ideas
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