Two Everythings (Part 05) - Two Sanctifications (Eternal and Temporal)Submitted by Pastor Chad Wagner on Wednesday, July 20, 2016.
For a paperback book in outline form which addresses over 150 difficult verses that Arminians use against Sovereign Grace, check out: Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace: Rooting Arminianism Out of Every Verse. Image from: www.patheos.com For a master copy of the outline, click here: Two Everythings To listen to the previous sermon in the series, click here: Part 4 To listen to the next sermon in the series, click here: Part 6 To Listen on YouTube, click here: Two Everythings (Part 5) - Two Sanctifications (Eternal and Temporal) 7. Two sanctifications A. Eternal sanctification i. Eternal sanctification is the work of the Holy Spirit in which the elect are passive recipients. ii. The eternal salvation to which God elected us is accomplished through sanctification of the Spirit. 1. Sanctification - 1. a. Theol. The action of the Holy Spirit in sanctifying or making holy the believer, by the implanting within him of the Christian graces and the destruction of sinful affections. Also, the condition or process of being so sanctified. 2. Sanctify v. - 1. trans. To set apart religiously for an office or function; to consecrate (a king, etc.). 5. a. To make (a person) holy, to purify or free from sin; to cause to undergo sanctification. 1526 Tindale 1 Cor. vi. 11 Ye are wesshed: ye are sanctified: ye are iustified [etc.]. 3. We are elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father through sanctification of the Spirit. a. 1Pe 1:2 - Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied. 4. We are sanctified and justified by the Spirit of our God. a. 1Co 6:11 - And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. 5. It is of God that we are in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us sanctification. a. 1Co 1:30 - But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: b. Eph 1:4 - According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 6. It's by God's will that we are sanctified by the offering of the body of Jesus Christ. a. Heb 10:10 - By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. b. Eph 1:5 - Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, B. Temporal sanctification i. Temporal sanctification happens when the elect set themselves apart from their old sinful lifestyle. ii. An example of this is when a Christian abstains from fornication. 1. 1Th 4:3 - For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: 2. 1Th 4:4 - That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; iii. A Christian temporally sanctifies himself by purging out vessels of dishonour in his life so that he will be suitable for God's use. 1. 2Ti 2:20 - But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. 2. 2Ti 2:21 - If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.