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I just posted a new piece on sanctification called, “Holy and Blameless Before Him”
“There are lots of debates about how sanctification works. Presumably because the common views don’t work. What are the common views? In simplistic terms there are essentially two: one is that sanctification is by my personal effort, the other is some variation on the notion that it either doesn’t matter or that God will do it.
Typically we think that the solution to two extreme views will be a blending of the two. So in this case, is sanctification best understood as a cooperative effort where God does his bit, and I do my bit? I don’t think that will help us. Our flesh will corrupt that model. Instead, let’s ponder the big biblical framework for sanctification. . . ”
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Just want to say how much I appreciate your blogs. You speak the truth in love and help build us up. Thanks
Excellent post on sanctification. The marriage analogy is key. I grew up in church being trained to be an ugly wife, constantly working for approval. But God pursued us and courted us and asked us to be his… amazing.
Thanks Dave, and a hearty amen!