May 13, 2019
As we’ve stated before, sanctification is often described as the process of a believer increasing in Christlikeness. As they mature in their faith, they take on the character of Christ. They begin to act and think like Him. But one of the unique things about the doctrine of sanctification is that Jesus is described as having been sanctified or consecrated by God. So, was Jesus incomplete in some way? Was He in the process of maturing or growing in godliness? No, Jesus was 100 percent God from the moment He took on human flesh – even as an infant. Yet He was sanctified or set apart by God for a purpose. He was sent by God with a specific task to complete and He lived up to his God-ordained mission.