Sanctification Home

This site is dedicated to gaining and sharing a depth of understanding about the pursuit of sanctification - other terms could be Christian perfection or godliness.

Philippians 3:11b (NIrV - emphasis added) I have not yet been made perfect. But I move on to take hold of what Christ Jesus took hold of me for.

Click here to participate in Discussion Forums concerning Sanctification

Sanctification - Definition

1 : an act of sanctifying
2 a : the state of being sanctified b : the state of growing in divine grace as a result of Christian commitment after baptism or conversion

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Sanctification or in its verb form, sanctify, literally means to set apart for special use or purpose, that is to make holy or sacred.

Sanctification, and the related Sanctifying Grace are cornerstones to the Christian understanding of the relationship of Faith and Works.

John Wesley on Sanctification

John Wesley, founder of the Methodist movement, defined 3 distint types of grace:

Sanctifying grace is sometimes called habitual grace. It is through habits or a disciplined pursuit of Christ-like, sanctified living that Christians experience Sanctifying Grace.

This is a poem that John Wesley taught to his followers, lest they forget the doctrine of Christian Perfection:

Do all the good you can,
to all the people you can,
at all the times you can,
in all the ways you can,
by all the means you can,
as long as ever you can.

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 License.