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Sanctification - by Michael Phillips
Redemption Applied - Part 5 of 10
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1 Thessalonians 4:3
Feb 20, 2002 pm - Tonight, the Lord willing, we'll continue our study of Thomas Watson on the Application of Redemption. The term may sound difficult, but the doctrine is pretty simple. It means the experience of salvation. Thus far, we've looked at four parts of our redemption. They are faith, effectual calling, justification, and adoption. In the Gospel, God calls sinners to salvation; we respond in faith (which is His gift); and through that faith, we are made acceptable to God and are brought into His family-becoming the younger brothers and sisters of the Lord Jesus Christ. Now we move on to part five of our subject, and that is sanctification. DEFINITION The word occurs quite often in the Bible, but what, exactly, does it mean? Watson leaves no doubt, "The word sanctification signifies to consecrate and set apart for a holy use: thus, they are sanctified persons who are separated from the world, and set apart for God's service". It's hard to get much clearer than this: sanctification means separation from the world and devotion to God. In other words, holiness. Both sides have to be taken seriously. The sanctified person is both separated and devoted-not one or the other. Watson says, ... More >>>

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