Sanctified Unto Justification

Discussion in 'Bible Study' started by netchaplain, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. I believe born again includes sanctification unto justification (1 Cor 6:11). Many have the idea that sanctification is an ongoing process, but it involves a single act which never needs to be repeated. Same as salvation, which is eternal, or it isn’t salvation (Heb 5:9).​

    The believer is maturing or being conformed continually but it's not through sanctification, which has already taken place, "For both He that sanctifies and they who are sanctified are all of one" (Heb 2:11).

    Everything from Christ (sanctification, justification, righteousness, holiness, etc.) is fully supplied to the believer (2 Pet 1:3) and it's now a matter of the maturation from these things. They are all-inclusive in our salvation which now has become a matter of "working out your own salvation" (Phil 2:12); again, not to produce these things (already supplied) but to mature in them. The idea of "working out" has to do with figuring out, as in understanding by learning an equation which has been solved.

    Once the believer has been "set apart" (sanctification), it becomes solely a matter of conformation (Rom 8:29) and transformation (Rom 12:2)--which are ongoing processes by the Spirit of God.
    Jack Williamson and Dirtyrottensinner say Amen and like this.
  2. Hey NC.......where ya been??? Missed you!

    Speaking to your comment, I would say that Philippians 1:6 would be good to use also.

    It seems to me that what Paul says is that the work of grace that God began in the Philippians at conversion would be divinely continued "Until the day of Jesus". That is, the Lord will keep working in the believer until Jesus comes again at which point He will finish His work.

    To me that speaks to the Believers "eternal security" as much as it does anything else.
  3. Thanks my Brother for the welcome back. I had a computer crash and had to search for all the sites (14) I had which were lost.

    I agree that Philippians 1:6 is a as good as any passage which indicates the eternaility of God's work in a soul. He never fails to keep one who has come to His Son, "For it is God which works in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure (2:13).

    If one professing Christ is void of God's work within (primarily neighborly love), he hasn't truly gone to Christ.
  4. I hear you. A couple of weeks ago i had an attack of "mall ware". I could only stay on line for about 5 minutes and boom.....
    locked up.

    Glad to see you back.

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