HomeBLOG😍IPOC Podcast S1, E3 – Sanctification, a neglected doctrine – there is no salvation without…❗❗❗
November 23, 2019
😍IPOC Podcast S1, E3 – Sanctification, a neglected doctrine – there is no salvation without…❗❗❗
In this Podcast I tell why I no longer believe that I am nothing but a “worm in God’s hand.” I teach what sanctification is, and what it is not. That sanctification is a Doctrine that’s rarely taught or understood these days, and perhaps why. I teach why there is no salvation without sanctification. I share personal experiences with friends that have fallen away (no sanctification means no justification), and my thoughts on Kanye West. The only part I edited out, was the results and details of one of my police pursuits.The show-notes can be read below this video.
SHOW NOTES FOR S1, E3 – Sanctification
refer to myself as nothing but a worm in Gods hand, as King David referred to
himself as a worm. But as the Lord sanctifies me, I no longer think that.
That’s because a worm has a useful purpose. Therefore I am more like a maggot,
but the truth is modern science has discovered that maggots have a ‘forensic
and medical’ value, or purpose….
2 Cor 13:5
to examine ourselves….
One of the dearest
doctrines to study and ‘pray for more of’ – is sanctification.
The Baptist Catechism
Q. 39. What
Sanctification is a work of God’s free grace whereby we are renewed in the
whole man after the image of God, and are enabled more and more to die unto
sin, and live unto righteousness. (2 Thess. 2:13; Eph. 4:23-24; Rom. 6:11).
Let’s see what my LBCF says about
Paragraph 1 says, “They who are united to Christ, effectually called, and
regenerated, having a new heart and a new spirit created in them through the
virtue of Christ’s death and resurrection, are also farther sanctified, really
and personally,1 through the same virtue, by his Word and Spirit dwelling in
them;2 the dominion of the whole body of sin is destroyed,3 and the several
lusts of it are more and more weakened and mortified,4 and they more and more
quickened and strengthened in all saving graces,5 to the practice of all true
holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.” (Acts 20:32; Rom. 6:5,6,
John 17:17; Eph. 3:16-19; 1 Thess. 5:21-23, Rom. 6:14, Gal. 5:24, Col. 1:11, 2
Cor. 7:1; Heb. 12:14).
says, “This sanctification is throughout the whole man,7 yet imperfect in this
life; there abides still some remnants of corruption in every part,8 wherefrom
arises a continual and irreconcilable war; the flesh lusting against the
Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh.” (1 Thess. 5:23m Rom. 7:18, 23, Gal.
5:17 & 1 Pet. 2:11.)
Paragraph 3 says,
”In which war, although the remaining corruption for a time may much prevail,
yet, through the continual supply of strength from the sanctifying Spirit of
Christ, the regenerate part does overcome; and so the saints grow in grace,
perfecting holiness in the fear of God, pressing after an heavenly life, in
evangelical obedience to all the commands which Christ as Head and King, in his
Word has prescribed to them” (Rom. 7:23, Rom. 6:14, Eph. 4:15,16 & 2 Cor.
before that ‘there is no salvation without repentance.’ Though there’s nothing
a sinner can do to merit salvation, but once a sinner is saved by grace alone,
thru faith alone, in Christ alone; the Lord will ‘grant repentance’ to those He
saves (His elect). Therefore, ‘an evidence’ of salvation is repentance.
And so it is
the same with ‘Sanctification.’ Sanctification is not the ‘cause’ of salvation,
it is ‘because’ of salvation, and so it too is also is ‘an evidence’ of
salvation. Or as another scholar said (JC), “to have Christ is to have all of
Christ – His justifying grace as well as His sanctifying grace, lest we rend
Christ in two.”
words, sanctification flows from justification. Though salvation is the
monergistic work of the Godhead, but sanctification is synergistic. Salvation
is a one-time event, but sanctification is a progressive process.
holiness you cannot see God. Hebrews 12:14 warns us to “Follow peace with all
men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:”
will cultivate holiness from Christ. It says in Ephesians 1:4, “Just as He
chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and
blameless before Him. In love.”
will be in a continual pursuit of Gods holiness. Paul said in Philippians 3:12,
“Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I
press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by
commands and expects holiness. Upon salvation the Lord commands in 1 Pet 1:16 “because
it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.”
is covenantal. A Christian is obligated to respond to Gods sovereign grace, and
His holiness is what we will desire. Once saved, we will desire to be set
apart, to be consecrated.
A true believers
sanctification will submit to the godhead. They will strive to please the
Father, they will pursue Christlikeness, and they will be sensitive to the
convictions of the Holy Spirit.
will be killing sin, before sin kills them. Let’s hear from men hundreds of
wrote, “There is no imagination wherewith man is besotted more foolish, none so
pernicious as this; that persons not purified, not sanctified, not made holy in
this life, should afterward be taken
into the state of blessedness which consists in the enjoyment of God.”
Charnock wrote, “Holiness is the life of God; it endures as long as his life;
he must be ‘eternally adverse from sin.’ He can live no longer than he lives in
the hatred of loathing in it.”
1:30 says, “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us
wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification,
‘sanctification is the Greek word hagiasmos (hag-ee-as-mos’), which means
purification, purity, holiness, consecration, or sanctification of ‘heart and
life,’ and/or to be set apart. It also means to be separated from the world,
and united to Christ. It is used over and over throughout the Scriptures.
passage (this command) being ‘preached and taught’ at a mega church full of fornicators. BTW this is another definition of a ‘Biblical
love.’ (Eph 5:1-21).
professing Christians in 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8,
then, brethren, we urge and exhort
in the Lord Jesus that you should abound more and more, just as you received
from us how you ought to walk and to please God; 2 for you know what commandments
we gave you through the Lord Jesus. 3 For
this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should
abstain from sexual immorality; 4 that each of you should know how to possess
his own vessel in sanctification and honor, 5 not in passion of lust,
like the Gentiles who do not know God; 6 that no one should take advantage of
and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all
such, as we also forewarned you and testified. 7 For God did not call us to
uncleanness, but in holiness. 8 Therefore he who rejects this does not
reject man, but God, who has also given us His Holy Spirit.”
I’m going to continue by reading excerpts from another old dead man, via this book. Thomas Watson (a Puritan) said…