The doctrine of sanctification


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The doctrine of sanctification

  2. 2. THE SUBSTANCE OF SANCTIFICATION• Sanctification=means a setting apart from that which is common and unclean. The Old Testament uses the word to describe things. The New Testament uses the word to describe people.• Sanctify is one of the words related to consecrate, and suggest not only a separation from but unto. From sin unto salvation, from works to grace, from hell to heaven. 1Corinthians 5:7, Romans 12:2 2
  3. 3. HOW IT WORKS• Sanctification is the act of The Holy Spirit in sanctifying or making holy the believer, by implanting within them the Christian graces, and the destruction of the sinful affections.• Sanctification as the work of free grace whereby we are renewed in the whole man after the image of God. We are separated from the reign of sin unto God for His service. 3
  4. 4. SANCTIFICATION IS NOT• Sanctification is not moral virtue. One cannot be sanctified without exhibiting the highest virtues. A moral person may hate sin, and also could hate grace just as much. Acts 17:18• It is not a mere religious practice. It is not holiness in pretense. A pretend sanctification is a statue without life. 2Timothy 3:5, Jude 12• It is not eradication. Is does not destroy the sinful nature within us. It is not sinlessness. Sin does not die in the believer, he dies to sin. Romans 6:12 4
  5. 5. WHAT IS IT?• It is a supernatural work. We are by nature inherently sinful, thus it is God’s prerogative to cleanse. 1Peter 1:2, Leviticus 21:8.• Holiness is divinely infused. It is God’s perfect work whereby He sets believers aside perfectly and forever for Himself.• Systematic theology teaches that justification precedes sanctification, but scripture teaches the exact opposite. 2Corithians 1:2; 6:11 5
  6. 6. WHAT IS IT CONT.• It is an intrinsic work. It is not an external covering, it is sap in the root. 1Peter 3:4• It is a extensive work. A divinely provided sanctification covers all our depraved being, spirit, soul, and body. 1Thessalonian 5:23• It is a beautiful work. Sanctification is glory in the seed, and glory is sanctification in the flower. Exodus 15:11• It is a abiding work. Our practical sanctification may be eclipsed. But our positional sanctification never vary. 1John 2:27; 3:9• It is a progressive work. Sanctification is what Christ is doing in us. John 17:17 6
  7. 7. THE SECRET OF SANCTIFICATION• Christ was separated from the world for our sakes. So our daily sanctification should be for His sake. John 17:19, Hebrews 2:11• We are sanctified by God, He is the source of all spiritual blessings. Hebrews 10:11, Jude 1• We are sanctified by Christ. Christ is the medium of our sanctification. He died to save us from the government of sin, as well as from its guilt. Titus 2:14 7
  8. 8. HOW IT WORKS• We are sanctified by the Spirit. He is the active agent in our holiness. Romans 15:16• We are sanctified by the Word. The Bible functions as a mirror, and a place to wash. Ephesians 5:26• We are sanctified by Faith. The negative side putting off the old man. The positive side putting on the new. Colossians 3:12-17• We are sanctified by prayer. It is the answer to prayer. Job 14:4• We are sanctified by Godly fellowship.• We are sanctified by chastisement. 8
  9. 9. HOW IT WORKS CONT.• We are sanctified by Godly fellowship. Association results in assimilation. Proverbs 13:20• We are sanctified by our own wills. God never saves or sanctifies against the human will. 1Thessalonians 4:3, 1Corinthians 6:17• We are sanctified by chastisement. The chastisement of life fashion us into His image. Hebrews 12:6-11• We are sanctified by the blessed hope. We cannot live a sinful evil life if we believe Jesus is coming again. 1John 3:3, Ephesians 5:27 9
  10. 10. THE SIGNS OF SANCTIFICATION• There will be separation from all known sin and enmity to God. James 4:4• There will be the determination not to stand up for our rights, but to trust God for defense. Romans 12:19• There will be the constant effort to guard our hearts. Ephesians 5:15-17• There will be a decorum in dress. 1Peter 3:4• There will be a growing resemblance to God. 1Peter 1:16 10
  11. 11. THE SIGNS OF SANCTIFICATION CONT.• There will be a distinguishing breastplate of holiness. 2Timothy 2:19• There will be a spiritual performance of all God requires. Psalms 1:2-3• There will be a well ordered life. Psalms 45:13• There will be a steadfast resolution to follow Christ all the way. Job 27:6• There will be a manifestation of the Spirit fruit and favor. Galatians 5:22-24 11
  12. 12. THE SUMMONS TO SANCTIFICATION• God demands it. Ephesians 1:4• It is a proof of our justification. 1John 5:6• Without sanctification we have no title to the new covenant. Ezekiel 36:26• Without sanctification there can be no vision. Hebrews 12:14 12