The process by which an individual is made sufficiently holy to be able to stand in the presence of God. Depending on the tradition, the moment may be contemporaneous with justification or be a process that follows the moment of justification.

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How can one overcome lustful desires? [closed]

Eighty Three percent of college students and fifty five percent of pastors are said to be addicted to pornography. (link) Even the most Godly men, like David (OT) has been trapped by these desires. ...
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What is the biblical meaning of “sanctification”

I understand that sanctification is used as a post-reformational theological term to refer to the ongoing process of Christian growth. But, biblically speaking, is this always what is meant? I know ...
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What is the difference between justification and sanctification?

Christians use the terms justification and sanctification a lot, but it's not always clear where one concept leaves off and the other picks up. Are they interchangeable? If not What is the difference ...
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How are Christians free from sin?

The gist of Romans 6 is that as Christians, we are dead to sin, and thus free from it. We are no longer slaves to sin, but are slaves to God and righteousness. Romans 6:16-18 (ESV) 16  Do ...
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Can someone explain Wesley's concept of Entire Sanctification?

John Wesley believed and taught the doctrine of Entire Sanctification, the idea that it is possible for a believer to achieve perfection in this life, based on Bible verses like: Those who have ...
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How does the loss of Wesleyan perfectionism differ from Catholic distinctions between mortal and venial sins?

Wesleyan perfectionism is often compared to a Calvinist view of sanctification but this question is different. It is designed for someone familiar with Wesleyan theology to provide an explanation that ...
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Is there any biblical doctrine on how to avoid paranoia as a Christian under an Protestant framework?

It seems clear to most who have read the Bible that it portrays Christians as a minority among a wicked world empire that desires nothing less than the extinction of Christ in his church. Jesus said ...
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Does any church denomination believe it possible to go one moment without sinning?

In looking at the opposite of this question posted here, I realized it seems better to raise this question in the reverse. Assuming the doctrine of original sin, and God's work of the holy Spirit in ...
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What is the falling out between Tullian Tchividjian and The Gospel Coalition about?

Recently there has been a falling out between Tullian Tchividjian and The Gospel Coalition. Tullian Tchividjian was requested to move his blog away from The Gospel Coalition website. Can anyone ...
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Reason for loving/worshiping Jesus

What's the reason for loving/worshiping Jesus? As an extension, what does it mean to love/worship Jesus and how does that help one accomplish spiritual goals (salvation, forgiveness, sanctification, ...
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Efforts and motivation on sanctification [closed]

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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Is modern Evangelical Protestant soteriology consistent with the early Christian idea of “theosis”?

Early Christians used the term theosis, which puts forth a "exaltation", "divinization" deification concept which the Eastern orthodox church still holds today. [T]he Word of God became man, that ...