not the repentance of a sinner.u A living sacrifice. "This proves that it is a Christian being ad-dressed. The sinner is a dead sacrifice. God saysof him : " He is dead in trespasses and in sins."So the " living sacrifice " can not be the sinner." Holy, acceptable unto the Lord."The sinner never comes for holiness, or as aholy offering, but simply for pardon." Which is your reasonable service."What "service" can a sinner render God?He is in no condition to do anything of the kinduntil he is pardoned and regenerated. Sinnersdo n't serve God, but regenerated people do."And be not conformed to this world."Here is that dying to the world in its customs,laws, fashions, maxims, pleasures, honors, etc., thatrounds up and fills out the consecration that theapostle is urging upon the "brethren." There aremany things that are lawful and not morally wrongwhich we have to die out to, before we can get theblessing of sanctification. The writer died out to132 The Better Way.lectures, the platform, secret societies, ritualisms,dignities, and the being called Rabbi, Rabbi, in themarket-places." But be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind."But is not this regeneration? How can it bewhen he is talking to " brethren," and the- exhorta-tion is not to " knock at the door" for pardon, butto get on the altar for sacrifice and transformation?