Sanctification / Justification / Imputation

AM OR WAS?

Posted by on November 3, 2019 at 11:56 am

AM OR WAS?“Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the chief” (I Tim. 1:15). What if Paul said, “Of whom I was the chief, but since God saved me, by His grace I have progressively become more holy and less sinful! Through Bible study, prayer and self-denial I have […]

Sanctification

Posted by on September 29, 2019 at 10:34 am

Sanctification By J. C. Philpot As from the cross flows all salvation, so from the cross flows all sanctification. What have not men done, to make themselves holy; and by this means render themselves, as they have thought, acceptable to God! What tortures of body, what fastings, scourgings, self-imposed penances to sanctify their sinful nature, […]

Justified for Real

Posted by on April 21, 2019 at 7:56 am

Justified for RealJustification, as it is revealed in Holy Scripture, is much more than a mere forensic (legal) standing. It is a state of being (Rom. 5:1-11). It is more than a judicial declaration. Justification is the real emancipation of our souls in Christ. To be justified before God is to be free of guilt in your conscience by […]

Who Will Be Justified Before God?

Posted by on April 21, 2019 at 7:54 am

Who Will Be Justified Before God?I recently asked a local religious leader who would be justified before God at the judgment seat of Christ (John 5:21-22)? To which he replied, “I believe all good people will be in heaven.” To which I said, “What is the basis or root cause of goodness?” The religious man said, “He thought that […]

What is a sanctifying influence?

Posted by on March 4, 2018 at 9:10 am

“Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” John 17:17 When the gospel comes “not in word only, but also in power,” it comes “in the Holy Ghost,” that is, in and with the teaching and testimony of the Holy Ghost. It is this coming “in the Holy Ghost” which gives truth in its […]

Kept From the Evil

Posted by on September 17, 2017 at 6:59 am

Kept From the Evil Acts 14: 3, 4 Not only does the Lord Jesus Christ sanctify us by giving us the word of life in our hearts at conversion, but once the Lord Jesus creates this division between the believer and the unbeliever, between our old man and the new, between the spirit and the […]

Sanctification in Abraham

Posted by on June 4, 2016 at 7:28 am

Sanctification in Abraham Genesis 17: 1-8 Sanctification is the work of God’s grace whereby God sets apart and makes his children consecrated unto him. It is accomplished by God the Father in divine election in Christ, by the circumcision of Christ made without hands in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh […]

Justification

Posted by on September 7, 2015 at 7:36 am

Justification is a judicial term, and means an acquittal  from  guilt;  it  stands  opposed,  not  to  punishment, but to the desert of punishment. When a man, charged with a  crime,  is  tried  according  to  the  laws  of  his  country,  the crime is either proved against him or it is not. If it be, he is […]

Grace +works=trouble

Posted by on August 22, 2015 at 10:06 am

Grace +works=trouble In Paul’s writings to the church at Galatia; he mentions at least twice the fact that there were false preachers ‘troubling’ them and causing the Apostle much anguish of heart as well (chapter 5). Let it be known that when you want to trouble the elect of God, the redeemed and chosen believer […]

Justification by Faith

Posted by on August 22, 2015 at 10:06 am

Justification by Faith It has been said that a church either stands or falls by the blessed truth of justification by faith and their view of it, and their stand on it. Faith is the opposite of works, faith is not doing but believing, faith has to do with resting in Christ and His obedience […]