Does sanctification require effort on part of the believer, God, or both combined? If on part of the believer, then who provides motivation for sanctification, God or self?
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Sanctification is a word that has multiple meanings within Christianity. To answer your question we need to examine the definitions, and the teachings of the various groups.
In this sense, a person is sanctified by God without effort on the part of the believer. God chooses whom He sets apart.It is solely the work of God.
The above definition often leads people to get confused, which leads them to mistake Justification to Sanctification. Justification is, in Protestant denominations, the instant where we are saved by Grace, and are "made right" by God. It is instant and also solely the work of God.
Sanctification is an on-going process in the believer's life. From the perspective of God, it has already happened - it is so certain, there can be no doubt.
From our perspective, it is ongoing: we are to continue to