Sanctification / Justification / Imputation

That is what some of you were!

Posted by on September 2, 2020 at 5:40 am

That is what some of you were! (J. C. Philpot) The Holy Spirit undertakes to sanctify the objects of the Father’s eternal choice, and of the Son’s redeeming death. Sanctification is as needful, as indispensable for the Church’s salvation, as redemption! For O! how low was the Church sunk in the Adam fall! The image […]

All true sanctification

Posted by on September 2, 2020 at 5:39 am

All true sanctification (Octavius Winslow) “Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto Himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.” Titus 2:14 There is no victory over the indwelling power of sin, and there is no pardon for the guilt of sin, but as the soul […]

Sanctification

Posted by on September 2, 2020 at 5:38 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, […]

If I wash myself with snow

Posted by on August 3, 2020 at 1:30 am

If I wash myself with snow J.C.Philpot By nature, man knows nothing of the purity and perfection of God—or the deep sinfulness and corruption of the creature. There is a veil over man’s heart—a veil of ignorance—of delusion—of unbelief—of self-deception as regards the nature of sin. No man is vitally and experimentally acquainted with—its hideous […]

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 […]