DJC49 wrote:John UK was looking into 1 John 3:8 ............. NOT John 3:8, Roger.
John UK wrote:Does the catechism have a question and answer for the text found in 1 John 3:8?
Exekiel 37:1 The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones, And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry. And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest. Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD. So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone. And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them. Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith..
Mike wrote:John, me being curious, I was wondering what it is you are working on concerning the verse?
John UK wrote:Large CatDoes the catechism have a question and answer for the text found in 1 John 3:8? I am currently working on this one. Thank you very much.
Large Cat wrote:Sorry No!
Does the catechism have a question and answer for the text found in 1 John 3:8? I am currently working on this one. Thank you very much.
John UK wrote:Pink clearly joins justification and sanctification as salvation, and though 'standing' cannot be improved, our 'state' must improve to evidence a lively and true faith.
A77: Although sanctification be inseparably joined with justification, yet they differ, in that God in justification imputeth the righteousness of Christ; in sanctification his Spirit infuseth grace, and enableth to the exercise thereof;......
1. I Cor. 1:30; 6:112. Rom. 4:6, 83. Ezek. 36:27
The same fundamental principle is transferred to the Gospel, â€śBut as He which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of behavior; because it is written, Be ye holy, for I am holyâ€ť (1 Peter 1:15,16).
Thus God plainly lets us know that His nature is such as, unless we be sanctified, there can be no intercourse between Him and us. â€śFor I am the Lord that bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holyâ€ť (Leviticus 11:45).
Without personal holiness the relationship cannot be maintained that He should be our God and we should be His people.
One tiny extract from Pink's [URL=http://www.godrules.net/library/pink/252pink_f1.htm]]]Doctrine of Sanctification[/URL]
Pink clearly joins justification and sanctification as salvation, and though 'standing' cannot be improved, our 'state' must improve to evidence a lively and true faith.
A75: Sanctification is a work of God's grace, whereby they whom God hath, before the foundation of the world, chosen to be holy, are in time, through the powerful operation of his Spirit applying the death and resurrection of Christ unto them, renewed in their whole man after the image of God; having the seeds of repentance unto life, and all other saving graces, put into their hearts, and those graces so stirred up, increased, and strengthened, as that they more and more die unto sin, and rise unto newness of life.
1] Eph 1:4; ICor 6:11; II Thess 2:132] Rom 6:4-63] Eph 4:23-244] Acts 11:18; I John 3:95] Jude 1:20; Heb 6:11-12; Eph 3:16-19; Col. 1:10-116] Rom 6:4; 6:14; Gal 5:24
I also believe that free will and predestination are NOT mutually exclusive. Make of that what you will.
If we claim; "I have not sinned." we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives. 1 John 1:10
Yes we do overcome now.
There are things that are being mortified in me but as to sanctification, I am set apart unto the Lord.It is the very grace of God that thwarts the evil desires of my heart.In fact the Grace of God is very active in that in times of weakness He prevents me from doing what I want to do in the flesh.I thank God for His Grace and Mercy for without it I would be a damnable child of hell happily pursuing it's destructive end.
Thank you Tulipistheway and Christistheway for your quotes.
tulipistheway wrote:WCFConcerning Sanctification in this life: Ch. 13. 3. In which war, although the remaining corruption for a time may much prevail,[a] yet, through the continual supply of strength from the sanctifying Spirit of Christ, the regenerate part doth overcome;[b] and so the saints grow in grace,[c] perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
Let those who hold to Reformed Theology and yet, claim there is no overcoming of habitual sin in the life of a Believer, take note of their confession of faith.
Nathan wrote:Ask me a year ago and I would have said no. But I am now believing yes.
a] 1 Thes 5:23. â€˘ b] Rom 7:18, 23; Phil 3:12; 1 John 1:10. â€˘ c] Gal 5:17; 1 Pet 2:11.
3. In which war, although the remaining corruption for a time may much prevail,[a] yet, through the continual supply of strength from the sanctifying Spirit of Christ, the regenerate part doth overcome;[b] and so the saints grow in grace,[c] perfecting holiness in the fear of God.[d]
a] Rom 7:23. â€˘ b] Rom 6:14; Eph 4:15-16; 1 John 5:4. â€˘ c] 2 Cor 3:18; 2 Pet 3:18. â€˘ d] 2 Cor 7:1.
I am sanctified and holy unto God not because I am sinless but rather because I have been set aside for His purposes.
In Israel the temple was holy, the items used in the temple were holy.These items were strictly for use only in relation to the service of God.
So to are Christians (not "christians" if you know what I mean.
We are a peculiar people set aside for the purposes of God.
No, I will not be sinless in my lifetime, but I have been set apart for the work of the Lord.
There are many who truly believe that holiness can be achieved in this life. I personally think they must begin with a wrong view of sin. But the Nazarene church teaches entire sanctification as a possibility in this life. I commend them on their efforts to live Christ-like lives, but worry about the inevitable disappointment.
Question - is it easy or difficult to sanctify yourself?
the word 'entirely' was not meant to lean one way or the other, i thought it was a clear word, i guess not.
i apologize if this was a 'have you stopped beating your wife question' i do not think it was, but speculate away i guess.