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P. S. Wilmot
If both words were defined together what would be their definitions with similarly and difference?
I hope others reading this can understand what I'm trying to understand.
The similarity would be that both Justification and Sanctification oppose The Law of Sin and Death, in the believer.
Justification removes the penalty of sin. Romans 3:25
Sanctification makes dormant the power of sin. Romans 6:14
Before Salvation, the believer was guilty of the penalty of sin. Romans 6:23. Then came Justification, a legal term, denoting the believer is no longer guilty of death, which is the penalty of sin. (precisely the Sin nature)
Then comes the Holy Spirit, He said, okay, you are no longer guilty of the penalty of sin. However, there're still works needed to be done within you. This work of the Holy Spirit in us is Sanctification. Unlike Justification which is instant, “not guilty,” but Sanctification is progressive or ongoing. Therefore, no one is sinless. We can overcome certain acts of sin, but the Nature of Sin is still within us. This is the Sin Nature; however, this is not a license to live in sin. For sin shall not have dominion over you. . . Romans 6:14.
The power of the Holy Spirit in our lives, make the Sin Nature dormant. Although it is unplugged, illustratively speaking, but it can be activated. Like a Christian losing his or her temper, unnecessarily. Or the doing of things, we have no business engaging in.
The Holy Spirit said this through John the beloved . . . My little children, these things write I unto you, that you sin not, but if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
Reiterating, the similarity with Justification and Sanctification is that both oppose The Law of Sin and Death, in the believer.
The difference is, Justification is instant, meaning instantly we are not guilty, upon Salvation. Whereas, Sanctification is an ongoing work in us, the removing of those things that does not belong in us, while putting in things, we do need.
Faithful is he that calls you, who also will do it.
(1 Thessalonians 5:24)
Amen 😊 question, is one better than the other? I think I want sanctification.
Good question @Pink, but they both work together :) we must be Justified (not guilty) before the Holy Spirit starts His work within us.
Oh amen, lol I want both then 😂. Thank you.
:) I am pretty sure, the Lord will smile upon you and say, "of course. I did my work so you can have it all and... don't forget glorification" (save the best for last)
Oh nice, glorification sounds awesome, is that when we're with him?
Yes, and a new perfect body for eternity.
That will be THE DAY!