Thursday, January 29, 2009


One of the best books on the subject of personal godliness is Holiness by J.C. Ryle. Here are his divisions in his 2 chapters on sanctification.

  • Sanctification is the result of a vital union with Christ.
  • Sanctification is the outcome and inseparable consequence of regeneration
  • Sanctification is the only certain evidence of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
  • Sanctification is the only sure mark of God’s election
  • Sanctification is a thing that will always be seen.
  • Sanctification is a thing for which every believer is responsible.
  • Sanctification is that which admits of growth and degrees.
  • Sanctification is a thing which depends greatly on a diligent use of Scriptural means.
  • Sanctification does not prevent one from having a great deal of inward spiritual conflict.
  • Sanctification is a thing which cannot justify a man, yet it pleases God.
  • Sanctification is that which will be found absolutely necessary as a witness to our character in the great Day of Judgment.
  • Sanctification is absolutely necessary in order to train and prepare us for heaven.

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