THREE ASPECTSTHREE ASPECTS
OF SALVATIONOF SALVATION
I. JUSTIFICATIONI. JUSTIFICATION
““Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayerBrothers, my heart’s desire and prayer
to God for the Israelites is that they may beto God for the Israelites is that they may be
saved. For I can testify about them that theysaved. For I can testify about them that they
are zealous for God, but their zeal is notare zealous for God, but their zeal is not
based on knowledge. Since they did notbased on knowledge. Since they did not
know theknow the righteousness that comes fromrighteousness that comes from
GodGod and sought to establish their own, theyand sought to establish their own, they
did not submit todid not submit to God’s righteousnessGod’s righteousness..
Christ is the end of the law so that there mayChrist is the end of the law so that there may
be righteousness for everyone who believes.be righteousness for everyone who believes.
Romans 10:1-4Romans 10:1-4
God’s justification of us is throughGod’s justification of us is through
our faith in Jesus Christ and notour faith in Jesus Christ and not
through our efforts to do good.through our efforts to do good.
Righteousness is God’s gift that canRighteousness is God’s gift that can
be received only through His Son.be received only through His Son.
This aspect of salvation isThis aspect of salvation is
instantaneousinstantaneous. Once we accept. Once we accept
Christ, immediately we are forgiven,Christ, immediately we are forgiven,
saved, received eternal life, justifiedsaved, received eternal life, justified
and united with God. We are savedand united with God. We are saved
100 percent through faith in Jesus.100 percent through faith in Jesus.
““This righteousness from GodThis righteousness from God
comes through faith in Jesuscomes through faith in Jesus
Christ to all who believe;”Christ to all who believe;”
Romans 3:22Romans 3:22
““Therefore since we have beenTherefore since we have been
justified through faith, we havejustified through faith, we have
peace with God through our Lordpeace with God through our Lord
Jesus Christ,”Jesus Christ,”
Romans 5:1Romans 5:1
2. SANCTIFICATION2. SANCTIFICATION
This is a process of change thatThis is a process of change that
starts from within. Sanctification isstarts from within. Sanctification is
not instantaneous but gradual. Wenot instantaneous but gradual. We
are indeed saved from sin, theare indeed saved from sin, the
devil and hell but we still need todevil and hell but we still need to
be transformed from our wrongbe transformed from our wrong
deeds, thoughts and motives.deeds, thoughts and motives.
SANCTIFICATIONSANCTIFICATION follows after you arefollows after you are
saved and justified.saved and justified.
““Continue to work out your salvationContinue to work out your salvation
with fear and trembling, for it is Godwith fear and trembling, for it is God
who works in you to will and to actwho works in you to will and to act
according to his good purpose”.according to his good purpose”.
Philippians 2:12-13Philippians 2:12-13
There is a need to grow and mature inThere is a need to grow and mature in
our faith.our faith.
Salvation isSalvation is
transformation istransformation is
To be born again isTo be born again is
instantaneous. To growinstantaneous. To grow
and mature is aand mature is a
process and wouldprocess and would
take time.take time.
Salvation is free.Salvation is free.
Maturity is veryMaturity is very
III. GLORIFICATIONIII. GLORIFICATION
““But our citizenship is in heaven.But our citizenship is in heaven.
And we eagerly await a Savior fromAnd we eagerly await a Savior from
there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, bythere, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by
the power that enables him to bringthe power that enables him to bring
everything under his control, willeverything under his control, will
transform our lowly bodies so that theytransform our lowly bodies so that they
will be like his glorious body.”will be like his glorious body.”
Philippians 3:20-21Philippians 3:20-21
““For the Lord himself will comeFor the Lord himself will come
down from heaven, with a louddown from heaven, with a loud
command, with the voice of thecommand, with the voice of the
archangel and with the trumpet callarchangel and with the trumpet call
of God, and the dead in Christ willof God, and the dead in Christ will
rise first. After that, we who arerise first. After that, we who are
still alive and are left will be caughtstill alive and are left will be caught
up together with them in theup together with them in the
clouds to meet the Lord in the air.clouds to meet the Lord in the air.
And so we will be with the LordAnd so we will be with the Lord
I Thessalonians 4:16-17I Thessalonians 4:16-17
Those who are justified byThose who are justified by
Christ must remain pure inChrist must remain pure in
order to go with Christ when Heorder to go with Christ when He
returns (Titus 2:11-13). Forreturns (Titus 2:11-13). For
without holiness, no one willwithout holiness, no one will
see the Lord (Hebrews 14:12).see the Lord (Hebrews 14:12).
““Dear friends, now we areDear friends, now we are
children of God, and what we willchildren of God, and what we will
be has not yet been made known.be has not yet been made known.
But we know that when heBut we know that when he
appears, we shall be like him, forappears, we shall be like him, for
we shall see him as he is.we shall see him as he is.
Everyone who has this hope in himEveryone who has this hope in him
purifies himself, just as he ispurifies himself, just as he is
I John 3:2-3I John 3:2-3
Three Aspects of Salvation:Three Aspects of Salvation:
1. Justification (we are saved)1. Justification (we are saved)
2. Sanctification (we are being saved)2. Sanctification (we are being saved)
3. Glorification (we are to be saved)3. Glorification (we are to be saved)