The Doctrine of Sanctification

The Doctrine of Sanctification

Transformed by the Power of the Spirit

We believe that sanctification, which is being set apart to God, is threefold:

First, the believer is positionally sanctified, which is already complete for every saved person because his position toward God is the same as Christ’s position.

Second, the believer is progressively sanctified, since he is in Christ, set apart to God, in the process of “being transformed into the same image from glory to glory” by the power of the Spirit, growing in grace and abounding in the knowledge of the Lord. We believe that though the believer retains his sin nature, through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit, he is being changed each day to become more like Christ.

Third, the believer will be fully sanctified in and through Christ when we see his Lord and become “like Him”.

John 17:17  |  Acts 26:18  |  Romans 6:19  |  Romans 15:16  |  1 Corinthians 6:11  |  2 Corinthians 3:18  |  2 Corinthians 7:1  |  Ephesians 4:24  |  Ephesians 5:25-27  |  1 Thessalonians 5:23  |  Hebrews 10:10-14