I think Sanctification is great! I think the concept of being "Set apart" is wonderful. I think that concept of "Christian growth" as we see in Heb 5 and in Peter's "ladder" is great.
Hi Jim -Actually it is all three of the statements I made on it -- not just the first.in Christ,Bob
It is interesting that we often disfellowship people who break the 7th commandment, but I've never known on anyone who was disfellowshipped for breaking the 10th. I have a feeling that our list of sins (most offensive versus least offensive) would read somewhat differently that God's. I say that because of the text that lists pride as the first in a list of 7 sins the Lord hates. Prov. 6:16-19.
No.I am sanctified ... or ..... set apart to be used by God. But, although I am set apart .... I do slip and become selfish.I do fail. But I am not sure that being "set apart" means that I will alway succeed. I don't know. We don't slip in and out of God's good graces like a yo-yo. I think that when we fail .... we are still in His good Graces and considered in the family of "set apart". And those set apart ask forgiveness when they become selfish and miss the mark.Not sure if any of this makes sense to you?
Bob;Will those translated (saved) when Jesus comes be sanctified to the point of not sinning even by a single thought?
How can we dis-fellowship someone for coveting Raven? It does not always show up. I once had someone tell me that we should diis-fellowship someone who commits adultery for looking at a woman with lust. Can someone give me the recipe for knowing what a man is thinking?