The moment you are saved, Christ becomes your sanctification. Now he works it out in you in slow, steady progress until the day you die, when sanctification will be completed.
Some major denominations have taught this. What do the Scriptures say?
Some Renewalists of the Word of Faith variety say our redeemed spirit is perfect, but not our redeemed soul. True?
People would make Jesus in their image. But who was he really, as defined by those who knew him best or heard from those who did?
God has his part, but we have our part too. What’s the balance?
This topic is really unpopular in the “wilder grace” and “freer grace” Renewal circles. But becoming like Christ is scriptural. Unavoidable. Necessary.
These are the basics of this neglected biblical doctrine—this doctrine that becomes a reality in your life.
Can truly born-again believers drift permanently away from their relationship with the Lord, or are they eternally secure?
In the old days, this used to be called the “perseverance of the saints” (believers). All that means is the persistence of Christians to keep their relationship with the Lord. So the related question often comes up: Can a truly born-again believer walk away from this relationship?
Renewalists believe a wide range of versions of the term, because there are a wide range of Renewalists, but here is what the vast majority believe, as I have observed things.
Renewalists are a diverse group, so they believe different things about justification. However, by my observations, the majority of them believe what’s in this post.
What is justification? Can God declare a guilty man not guilty?
When we experience salvation, we respond to it in our daily lives. How doe we and should we respond?
Who brought it about? How did salvation happen? Do we play our part to receive it?