What is sanctification? Sanctification refers to the setting apart of Christians and making them holy.
What is holiness? Holiness can be defined in relation to God but also in relation to human beings. This article explains these two sides to holiness.
What is the most important overlooked doctrine in Scripture? The author suggests that it is the doctrine of definitive sanctification. He defines what the doctrine teaches, explains why it has been overlooked, and concludes by discussing how it should affect our lives.
In response to the question whether sanctification is a work of God alone or of God and man together, the author answers: neither! He explains that we work out what God works in—yet all the while, it is his power at work.
Good works are the fruits of salvation done for God’s glory. This article explains this statement.
This article explains that good works are divinely ordained and necessary in the Christian life.
What is freedom? True and real freedom is freedom from the power of sin. This article argues that this is what God gives us through sanctification. The struggle between the new man and old man is explained, as is the comfort the believer has in knowing that he will be totally free from the dominion of sin.
Understanding the biblical teaching on sanctification depends on how one understands the nature of the work of Christ. This article examines the relation between justification and sanctification and shows how different understandings flow to what the Christian life should be like. It argues that though justification and sanctification are distinct they must not be separated, as this is at the heart of understanding the call to holiness.
This article shows that sanctification is the work of the Holy Spirit, who purifies us from the pollution of sin, restores us to the image of God, and enables us to do good works.
This article shows that sanctification flows from a proper understanding of justification. It is due to our status in Christ that the fight against sin is possible.
The way of holiness starts with conversion, when the Holy Spirit applies the promises of God to the believer.
"You want to know what your problem is? You don’t love Jesus enough. I know this not because I know you, but because I know me. I’ve got the same problem. My wife has the same problem, as do my kids. The sheep in my flock suffer from the same problem". This article looks at the relation of love for God and sanctification. The author also discusses seeking God and our holiness, and holiness in society and culture.
This is a meditation on God's incredible mercy in contrast to what we deserve.
Are good works necessary for Christians? This article shows the ways in which they are and are not necessary.
This article describes the process of sanctification. There are also counterfeits of sanctification, which include moral value and superstitious belief. The article then touches on why sanctification is necessary, the signs of true sanctification, encouragements for sanctification, and how to attain sanctification.
What is the separated life? The author addresses this question by theological yet also practical reflections based on Scripture. Some of the important aspects of the separated life include separation from sin, from occasions of temptation to sin, and from the world. The author also addresses the matter of the use of things indifferent and the work of the Holy Spirit as it should be distinguished from the doctrines and commandments of men.
Sanctification in this article is defined as the work of God's grace by which the ones who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ are freed from sin and built up in holiness. Further in this article, the author shows how sanctification is distinct from justification. The positions of non-Reformational theologies on the subject are also briefly presented, including the Roman view, the Mystical view, and the Wesleyan view.
What is sanctification? Are there any counterfeits to sanctification? How do I become aware of God's work of sanctification in my life? These are some of the questions that the article deals with. In addition, the article also investigates the necessity of sanctification as well as how such it may be pursued.
What is a biblical understanding of sanctification? The author explains that Scripture talks about sanctification in two different ways, definitive sanctification and progressive sanctification. He further warns against cheap slogans that communicate unhelpful and even misleading understandings of sanctification. He continues with a discussion of the centrality of union with Christ in believers’ sanctification.