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Salvation 6


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Soteriology, Bible Basics, Todd Linn, First Baptist Church Henderson, KY

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Salvation 6

  1. 1. Bible Basics for the Family (Studies in Systematic Theology)
  2. 2. SALVATION (Soteriology) Lesson 6 : Justification and Sanctification
  3. 4. JUSTIFICATION: <ul><li>Comes from a Greek concept meaning “to declare righteous .” It is a legal act wherein God pronounces that the believing sinner has been credited with all the virtues of Jesus Christ. Whereas forgiveness is the negative aspect of salvation meaning the subtraction of human sin, justification is the positive aspect meaning the addition of divine righteousness. </li></ul>
  4. 5. SANCTIFICATION: <ul><li>Comes from a Greek verb meaning “to set apart .” It is used in two ways: (1) the believer is positionally sanctified; he stands sanctified before God; (2) the believer grows in progressive sanctification in daily spiritual experience. </li></ul>
  5. 6. (Positional) (Progressive) (Permanent) (PERTAINING TO SANCTIFICATION)
  6. 7. <ul><li>Justification is free (John 4:1) </li></ul><ul><li>Justification is instantaneous (John 3:8) </li></ul><ul><li>Justification is by faith (Ephesians 2:8) </li></ul><ul><li>Justification involves Christ’s love for me (John 3:16) </li></ul><ul><li>Justification concerns Christ’s righteousness (2 Cor. 5:21)… </li></ul><ul><li>Sanctification is costly (Luke 14:25-33) </li></ul><ul><li>Sanctification is a life-long process (John 8:31) </li></ul><ul><li>Sanctification is of works (Eph. 2:10) </li></ul><ul><li>Sanctification involves my love for Christ (1 John 4:19) </li></ul><ul><li>Sanctification concerns my righteousness (Luke 14:25-33)… </li></ul>JUSTIFICATION SANCTIFICATION
  7. 8. <ul><li>Justification involves my position in Christ (Colossians 2:11-14) </li></ul><ul><li>Justification considers what God has done (1 Cor. 15:3-4) </li></ul><ul><li>Justification is God’s commitment to me (1 John 5:9-13)… </li></ul><ul><li>Sanctification involves my practice in Christ (Col. 3:1-11) </li></ul><ul><li>Sanctification considers what I am doing (Luke 14:25-33) </li></ul><ul><li>Sanctification is my commitment to God (John 14:15)… </li></ul>JUSTIFICATION SANCTIFICATION
  8. 9. <ul><li>Justification requires obedience to one command: to believe the Gospel (Acts 6:7) </li></ul><ul><li>Justification focuses on the cross which Jesus took up once and for all (1Cor.1:18) </li></ul><ul><li>Justification is finished at the moment of faith (John 5:24) </li></ul><ul><li>Sanctification requires obedience to all of Christ’s commands (Matt. 28:19-20) </li></ul><ul><li>Sanctification focuses on the cross which I am to take up daily (Luke 9:53) </li></ul><ul><li>Sanctification is not finished until I go to be with the Lord (1 Cor. 9:24-27) </li></ul>JUSTIFICATION SANCTIFICATION
  9. 10. <ul><li>As Judge </li></ul><ul><li>A single act </li></ul><ul><li>Standing before God </li></ul><ul><li>Objective (done for us) </li></ul><ul><li>None </li></ul><ul><li>Relational </li></ul><ul><li>As Cleanser </li></ul><ul><li>Continual action </li></ul><ul><li>State on earth </li></ul><ul><li>Subjective (done in us) </li></ul><ul><li>Progressive </li></ul><ul><li>Practical </li></ul>JUSTIFICATION SANCTIFICATION Role of God: Work of God : Result in believer: Nature of Work: Degrees of Work : Change Involved :
  10. 11. Thank You, Lord ! <ul><li>“ Thank you, Lord, </li></ul><ul><li>for saving my soul, </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you, Lord, </li></ul><ul><li>for making me whole; </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you, Lord, </li></ul><ul><li>for giving to me </li></ul><ul><li>Thy great salvation </li></ul><ul><li>so rich and free!” </li></ul>