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Holiness Positively Expels Sin

The cessation of sinful inclination must be caused by the origination of holy inclination. Sin does not first stop, and then holiness come into the place of sin; but holiness positively expels sin. Darkness does not first cease, and then light enter; but light drives out darkness. Sin goes out, as Chalmers phrases it, by “the expulsion power of a new affection.”

—William G. T. Shedd
Dogmatic Theology, 769.

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