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.
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:
John Wesley on Sanctification
John Wesley, founder of the Methodist movement, defined 3 distint types of grace:
- Prevenient Grace
- Justifying Grace
- Sanctifying 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.