Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sanctification, from Scofield Reference Notes (1917)

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Sanctification, holiness, Summary:

(1) In both Testaments the same Hebrew and Greek words are rendered by the English works “sanctify” and “holy,” in their various grammatical forms. The one uniform meaning is, “to set apart for God.”

(2) In both Testaments the words are used of “things” and “persons”.

(3) When used of things no moral quality is implied; they are sanctified or made holy because set apart for God.

(4) Sanctification when used of persons has a threefold meaning.

(a) In position, believers are eternally set apart for God by redemption, “through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once” Hebrews 10:9,10. Positionally, therefore, believers are “saints” and “holy” from the moment of believing ; Philippians 1:1; Hebrews 3:1.

(b) In experience, the believer is being sanctified by the work of the Holy Spirit through the Scriptures John 17:17; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Ephesians 5:25,26; 1 Thessalonians 5:23,24

(c) In consummation, the believer’s complete sanctification awaits the appearing of the Lord Ephesians 5:27; 1 John 3:2 See “Salvation,” (See Scofield "Romans 1:16") .

Further study
(Be like the Bereans! Acts 17:11)

[1] Materials by Bob Deffinbaugh, Th.M
[2] Materials from Center for Christian Leadership
[3] Materials by J. Hampton Keathley, III, Th.M
[4] Positional Truth (Session 6), by Emery Nester Ed.D., D.Min

Sermons on Sanctification
(Be like the Bereans! Acts 17:11)

[1] Practical Consecration, by Pastor Jeremy Stephens, Southview Baptist Church

[2] A Life that Pleases God, by Bobby Earls, First Baptist Church, Center Point, Alabama

[3] Accountability for Oneself, by Michael Stark, New Beginnings Baptist Church

[4] Sanctifying Work of the Holy Spirit, by Jordan Irvin

[5] Jesus Sanctifies Himself, by Robert L. Smith

[6] Loved, Chosen, Sanctified, Called, and one day...Glorified! by Patrick D. Williams

[7] God's Work in Our Lives, by Mark Barnes

[8] For this is the Will of God, Your Sanctification, by David Krueger

[9] Above and Beyond III, Daniel Waller

[10] Christian Behaviour, by Malcolm Macleod

[11] Christian Ethics - Doing God’s Will from the Heart, Frank Walker

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Scripture references

Revelation 22:11

He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.

Luke 2:25

And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.

Romans 3:21

But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;

Romans 10:10

For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

1 John 3:7

Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.

Romans 10:3

For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.

Hebrews 10:9-10

9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. 10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

Philippians 1:1

Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:

Hebrews 3:1

Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;

John 17:17

Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

2 Corinthians 3:18

But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Ephesians 5:25-26

25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

1 Thessalonians 5:23-24

23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.

Ephesians 5:27

That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

1 John 3:2

Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

Scofield Reference Notes (1917) index

Old Testament:
Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, Psalm, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of, Solomon, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi

New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Jude, Revelation

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