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How To Sanctify Ourself

Concerning sanctification; Do we sanctify ourselves through our beliefs, our behavior or what?

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We are sanctified by faith In Christ. Sanctification is as much faith as Justification.

Paul inheritance to those who are sanctified by faith that is in me...He is talking here of Christ ...we're not sanctified by faith in Paul.

We live by the faith of longer I but Christ in me...Galatians 2:20 & 21. Self sanctification is law....and verse 21 state, if we can sanctify ourselves by law...Christ died in vain. Our sanctification comes through the fellowship of His sufferings, being mde conformable to his death etc..Phil 3...and James as well state in James 1....through the testing of our faith. It's God who test and tries our heart....and those who are tried will receive a Crown of Life etc.
---kathr4453 on 11/29/08

Noway! The believer is set aside to be made holy for God and for His use. It is the working of the Holy Spirit, resulting in a changed lifestyle. "Come out from among them and be separate and made holy by God". There is absolutely noway that you can live the life without God's help. First you must be born-again, by His Blood.>>>The road to heaven is paved with Blood, Sweat, and Tears.
---catherine on 11/26/08

We are sanctified through the Word.
John 17:16-18
We are sanctified through Christ
John 17:18-20
We are sanctified through God
1 Thessalonians 5:22-24
We are sanctified through the Holy Spirit
2 Thessalonians 2:12-14
1 Peter 1:1-3
We cannot sanctify ourselves
Hebrews 9:12-14 Only Christ can do these things.
God Bless!!
---miche3754 on 11/26/08

We cannot sanctify ourselves. This is a world concept, which is expressed in a song by the group "Simple Minds".
---John on 11/26/08

Its all about LOVE. Not obedience, not behaviour, ect. Any human can obey or change behaviour for whatever reason.
If we love Him we will trust IN Him. (FAITH)
Where He leads we will follow(obedience) BECAUSE, we love and trust in HIM.
---duane on 9/28/07

We cannot sanctify ourselves. It is not possible. It takes the blood of the Lamb to wash someone's sins away. Many people believe that when a person dies they are sent to a place where they must cleanse or sanctify themselves before they going into heaven. That is impossible.
---Rebecca_D on 9/27/07

Sanctification means a setting apart or Separation.
This is totally a work of God.
We can do nothing to accomplish this.
We must OFFER ourselves as a Living Sacrifice Holy and acceptable to God which is our reasonable service.
I am Sanctified through the Blood of Christ who is The Pure Lamb of God without spot or blemish.
Everything that has to do with our Salvation is completed in and through Christ.
We can only offer Obedience to Him.
---Elder on 5/1/07

John T, I welcome your "Two Cents" and find no fault with your contribution. I thank you for speaking up.
You may not have been the only one to miss the earlier post.
---Elder on 3/7/06

Obviously, I did not go back to your 3/2 post.

I simply wanted to add to what you said. That is not criticism. It was, as I said, adding my 2 cents.
---John_T on 3/6/06

John T, I think it is important to post clearly and correctly in dealing with critical issues concerning Salvation. I always try to do that and sometimes don't so I always welcome criticism.
My post on 3/2 said, "Sanctification means a setting apart or Separation. This is totally a work of God."
The part of us coming out and being separate, II Cor 6:17, is an act of obedience in the physical realm.
One is a position in Christ the other in the world.
---Elder on 3/6/06

Elder: Got them mittens on again, I see!

The disagreement was in your emphasis on human works in sanctification. I wanted to show the "other side" that it is God who also guides us in the process.

Not a big difference, but that is my 2 cents.
---John_T on 3/5/06

John T evangelism is an act of obedience for the Christian per the command of Jesus.
Obedience is acts of willful performance for/to the Lord in accordance to His Word.
Now, I don't understand what you disagree with. Please tell me as I may not have been plain enough in my post.
---Eler on 3/5/06

Elder, I assume that you are not ruling out evangelism of the lost in your post. However, I do disagree with your answer, for it is God who works within both to will and do his good pleasure. Philippians 2:13
---John_T on 3/5/06

John, II Cor 6:17 tells us to come out from among them and be separate. Let's read II Cor 6:14-7:1.
When we become separate in this sense it means not only leaving worldly attitudes and practices but adhering to Godly principles.
So, we are to keep our distance from the lost sinners in close fellowship and draw close to God.
This is all about obedience.
When I set myself apart from evil things then I can be used for the purpose that God set me apart for.
---Elder on 3/3/06

Mima: That is actually Mormonism. To them, both being born again and sanctification is a process whereby one merits heaven, and the opportunity to become a god, with many wives.

Come to think of it, it is not too far removed from the Muslum "martyr's" reward. Perhaps they had the same author?
---John_T on 3/2/06

Gregg has got it!
---Gary on 3/2/06

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We do not sanctify anything. We WERE sanctified by the word of truth. Jesus Christ sanctified himself 'for us.' John 17:19 'For them I sanctify myself that they too may be truly sanctified.'
---gregg on 3/2/06

Yes, we have a choice to be sanctified. Even Jesus sanctified himself. Please read John 17:14-19. Sanctification comes from God, so if you love the Lord then naturally you should want to be holy just like he is. The truth is, God commands us to be holy. We must be born-again to be acceptable to God: Christ must be in you and you must be in Christ. The way to holiness is through prayer and fasting, we must obey or follow the Lord, and let Christ be glorified in us.
---Eloy on 3/2/06

Why would we be told to sancify ourselevs if it was only a work of God? Spiritual sanctification is a work of God alone but I have a responsibility to also physically sanctify myself. It means to separate. It is our responsibility to be separate. Many places in the Bible we are told to sanctify ourselves.
---john on 3/2/06

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