Monday, February 18, 2008

"This is the will of God..."

Eric Jones reminds Christians that "sanctification is not optional":
If you have ongoing sin in your life that you are aware of, yet you are not putting it to death, then there is a good chance you are not experiencing sanctification. If you knowingly stop the sanctifying work of Christ in your life because there are some sins you just won’t let go of, then you are putting yourself in great peril. Sanctification is not optional, it is absolutely necessary for salvation. Just as you cannot experience salvation without justification, you cannot experience salvation with[out] sanctification. Praise God that through the work of Christ in us, he gives us all we need for both justification and sanctification. But, just as we must accept his justification, we must also accept, allow, and cooperate with sanctification. It is not forced on us, we must willingly participate. Are you participating?
Good question.

Update: John Schroeder joins the discussion by reminding readers of confession's place in sanctification.


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