Must God sanctify me and make me righteous and holy?
God’s New Covenant teaching
Must God sanctify me and make me righteous and holy to inherit eternity?
The danger of not being sanctified: “Sanctification is not conversion. Sanctification is not regeneration. Regeneration is the beginning. Regeneration is like building a house, sanctification is having the owner come and dwell in it and fill it with gladness and life and beauty. Many Christians are converted and stop there. They do not go on to the fullness of their life in Christ, and so they are in danger of losing what they already possess. You have doubtless noticed young Christians, who have seemed to be marvelously converted and full of the love of God, but they have not entered into the deeper life of Christ, and in an evil hour they failed. They had gained a new heart but they had neglected to get the deeper teaching and life which Christ has for all His children.
The meaning of Sanctification: “What does the term sanctify mean? It means to separate. God separated the family of Seth from the worldly race of Cain. He separated Noah and his family from the ungodly world. He separated Abraham and his seed from an idolatrous family. The very meaning of the word “Church” is called out or separated.
2 Cor 6:17-7:1 Therefore “Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you. I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters”, says the LORD Almighty. Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
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