“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” — II Timothy 2:15.
Sanctification is the most misunderstood and opposed doctrine in the Bible. John Wesley was fiercely opposed; and in fury and opposition against this truth, men were dragged through the streets.
“The heart of the righteous studieth to answer . . .” — Proverbs 15:28.
This is a study combining Old Testament and New Testament references and is not intended, in any sense of the word, for debate or controversy. It has been prayerfully searched out and compiled for the benefit of obtaining maturity for the saved (born-again, fully justified) believer — the one who seeks to go deeper in Christian experience through the study of the Word of God. A hungry soul is not satisfied at any level of God’s educational system until he reaches the ultimate in Christ Jesus.
The child of God begins, and is sustained, on the sincere milk of the Word. As the natural body needs food to grow, so it is with the spiritual body that it may grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
“The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility” — Proverbs 15:33.
Concerning spiritual truths, many resent being told anything different than their own formed opinion, but Jesus tells us:
“Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls” — Matthew 11:29.
Jesus humbled Himself, even to death on the cross, and willingly submitted Himself to utmost humiliation in order to provide an atonement for mankind. Come and learn of Him, and before you begin this book, pray that the Holy Spirit will enlighten your understanding concerning the doctrine of Sanctification and the great work it will do in the soul of the believer who seeks for it earnestly and is willing to meet every condition that God requires. It is not only a “need,” but a “must” for the Christian in this present life.
“For this is the will of God, even your sanctification” — I Thessalonians 4:3. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works” — II Timothy 3:16.
It will be necessary to use your Bible (King James Version) as you study. No portion of Scripture is isolated to any private interpretation.
We pray earnestly that God will bless this truth to the good of all who read and apply it to their lives for His glory.