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  1. Bruce Woodman
    November 26, 2017

    This is a really good article explaining the difference. I was trying to explain this to my wife and, although I was close, close isn’t always good enough when wanting to speak the truth.

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  2. Joan Henry
    May 10, 2018

    This article has helped me put my fears to rest in Jesus in regards to my family’s walk with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.. I do see their love for our Lord but in areas I feel they may be spiritually dead and stagment in their walk any suggestions on what to do to spice up their following in our Lord. Please pray for a blast of excitement and renewal in their walk. And any other suggestions on what I should be praying for them would be greatful. Pray for my walk as well. Thank you and God Bless you all who read this as well as those who made this web page possible. Thanks. Joan.

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    • Susan
      September 20, 2018

      Remember beloved that where you or your family’s walk in (Christ Jesus) is stagnant the Holy Spirit is performing the work of Justification, (forgiveness of sins) and bringing the belever to a place of freedom and strenthening from sin thst we cannot. see. During this challenging time in their sin & walk with the Lord God we need to pray for wisdom & understanding how we can respond as an instrument of LOVE, God’s love to them and not be critical to them bnb or their spiritua frowth as God through Jesus Christ renews their faith, obedience and moved you and them closer in himself in their freedom anbn d yours to walk closer with Jesus in victory! May God’s
      Light & truth abide in us all richly unto suffering, yeilding & obedience! From a woman who was given in adultry!

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    • Julie
      November 4, 2018

      Consecration through Prayer and Fasting. Fasting is good for the spirit.

      Purifies and fine tune the believer. One can hear the Lord and know the voice of the Lord as well as being delivered from doing the desires of the flesh when given oneself into prayer and fasting.

      There are books on Amazon that can aide in understanding fasting.

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    • Troy Wilkinson
      December 3, 2019

      Hi Joan,

      It is one thing to recognise God’s existence and profess your belief in him and another thing to understand that he must be served. It is not a lack of excitement that holds people back, instead it is a lack of understanding that keeps people from pressing into God’s word and his presence. Once people understand what God requires and change their own focus accordingly the resultant spiritual shift leads to greater freedom, purity, joy, hope and love.

      Romans 8:14 says “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.” To be led you must be able to discern Holy Spirits voice, to know His voice you need to spend time in His presence. Know Him, hear Him, honour Him as He uses you to glorify Jesus our wonderful King of Kings.

      I don’t intend to be presumptuous, however may I suggest a prayer petitioning Father God that the blinders fall from your families eyes so they may see His truth. And that knowledge, understanding and wisdom would increase in their lives.

      I hope that you find some of this information useful in your circumstances and that faith in Jesus Christ will cause your entire family to rise above all the hollow excitement that the world offers. Bless you!

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  3. Tom T.
    May 15, 2018

    This is great, but in your summary, I think you meant to say “Sanctification is a continual process since a believer is NOT completely freed from sin until the day of resurrection.”

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  4. Gina Sabellichi
    July 10, 2018

    This was so helpful!!

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  5. Kimberley Sue Akin
    December 22, 2018

    Hallelujah to know that my mom is justified before God……?. WHSY VOULD BE BETTER?!!!

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  6. Donald Gillespie
    January 21, 2019

    Justification always comes first in presenting the gospel, as in the book of Romans. But God gives his gifts with both hands. He justifies no one he does not sanctify. He sanctifies no one he hasn’t justified. We must keep them united but distinct. Why distinct? Because your justification is perfect and your sanctification never is.

    You are 100% in the sight of God. Justification is perfect – it is imputed, reckoned, put to your account. It is a gift and it is perfect.

    Our sanctification is never perfect in this life. Sanctification is the beginning of a life-long transformation. It’s like crawling backward over broken necked bottles a centimetre at a time. That is what the way of sanctification is like. It is crucifying the flesh. It is taking up the cross. When Christ calls a person he calls that person to come and die and to die daily to selfishness, to self-centeredness.

    These thoughts are borrowed from Desmond Ford, author of many articles and books on this subject.

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    • Joseph Grennell
      July 31, 2020

      Be aware that justification is for all and that sanctification / transformation is when God calls you as a Chosen child. Then real sanctification starts to work as you have been transformed by The Holy Spirit.
      When that happens you will know it has happened because everything will be absolutely 100% clear.
      You will feel the ‘new man’ taking over your life. They scales will fall completely from your eyes and you will abhore sin
      Joseph. Evangelical Christian

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  7. Bro. Sola FOLOWOSELE
    March 24, 2019

    This explanation and differentiation of Justification and Sanctification are very very clear and simple to understand. God bless the writer. You make Heaven in Jesus name.

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  8. James
    April 9, 2019

    This so well explained and clarified. Thank you and bless you! It help a great lot to explain it this way to people who ask.

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  9. Teresa
    September 2, 2019

    Most of the reading I agree with but the part about being set apart and forgiven of our past present and future sins. No we are not forgiven of our future sins if we no repent from them. There would be no need for Heaven&Hell if we were already forgotten of our future Sins!!

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    • Bob
      February 16, 2020

      You are forgiven of all sins the moment you believe the Gospel, dont fall for another Gospel that calls for works. Paul warns us.

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    • Fred
      May 19, 2020

      @Teresa: I think both views are right, but need a little bit more elaboration. So, the provision for the forgiveness of any sin we could possibly ever commit has already been made (Christ has died once, and will not ever need to die for us again). However, that provision can only be drawn down through repentance (as you pointed out).

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    • Joseph Grennell
      July 31, 2020

      That is 100% correct.
      You just cannot go on habitually sinning.
      We will remain sinners until the day we die. However Gods Chosen will have been transformed when he call them and only then will they be constantly be fill with the Holy Spirit and absolutely hate sinning.

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  10. Gisele johnson
    September 18, 2019

    Thank u for this great explaination it give me a good undrestanding between the two

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  11. Frederic Johnson
    November 17, 2019

    This article was so helpful in explaining the difference of justification and sanctification.

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  12. Rahel Kuria
    June 8, 2020

    Well written and comments are great too. My problem is with picture and image. Can put Sanctification please include not having idols, images orange articles of worship. 10 Commandments.

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  13. Robertson B. Davids
    October 6, 2020

    I got the response to my quest through this material.

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  14. Anita Rebecca
    October 10, 2020

    Jesus didn’t become a dinner on the cross, but rather a sin offering .

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