May 21, 2019
Are you already sanctified, in the process of being sanctified, or in a temporary holding pattern as you await your future sanctification? If you answered yes, you’re absolutely correct. That’s right, all three are true. And that’s just one of the many mysteries surrounding the doctrine of sanctification. As we’ll see in today’s episode, our sanctification is much deeper and multi-faceted than we might have imagined. According to passages like 1 Corinthians 1:2, followers of Christ are already sanctified by virtue of their union with Christ. But in 2 Corinthians 7:1, Paul tells us to cleanse ourselves so that we might bring our holiness to completion. And according to Hebrews 12:22-23, we’re already enrolled in heaven where we stand as perfect before God. So, whether you refer to your sanctification in the past, present, or future, you’re covered. And that’s good news.