February 1, 2006
A Prayer
of Jesus
I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and
understanding and revealed them to babes; yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will.
The  Voice  of  Jesus
This is my Son, my Chosen; Listen to Him!

Christian False Doctrines
#21 - Sanctification
The False Teaching

Sanctification is the act of God's grace by which the soul is cleansed from the nature of sin, and made holy in the sight of God. This second work of grace is received instantaneously after we totally commit our life to God, and is evidenced by being filled with the Holy Spirit of God. Inbred sin, or the nature of sin, is removed from our soul and we are empowered by the Holy Spirit to live victorious lives without sinning against God.

The Westminster Confession of Faith succinctly sums up sanctification:
They who are effectually called and regenerated, having a new heart and a new spirit created in them, are further sanctified really and personally, through the virtue of Christ’s death and resurrection, by His word and Spirit dwelling in them; the dominion of the whole body of sin is destroyed, and the several lusts thereof are more and more weakened and mortified, and they more and more quickened and strengthened in all saving graces, to the practice of true holiness without whic
h no man shall see the Lord.
This Wikipedia link reveals the myriad different and divisive views on the subject.

Exposing the Error

Sanctification is one of the most divisive doctrines. This is the key to its errant character.  Reading the material to the left, including links, with this in mind illustrates this as there are many  sectarian views on sanctification.  This is not incidental, as the different views have been major causes of division. This is particularly evident since the onset of the Holiness Movement of the Twentieth Century. The unity of faith requires one to abandon the  terminology of Christian theology -- justification, sanctification, glorification, (that are the tools of professionals) and state the Truth  of Jesus in the simplest, every day language of the man on the street or in the field.  Then, it's simple meaning will shine forth clearly so that it becomes the basis of unity among the disciples of Jesus.  But it is needful to retain one technical word -- holy --  to state the Truth due to the dual action -- a separation and a unification.  There is separation from the world, (though yet in the world) and unification with the Father and the Son through the Word of Truth.  Just observe the disunity of the Christian religion as manifest in the many sects!!  Saint, sanctification, sanctify, sanctified and sanctity are all  divisive words we do not need.
Declaring the Truth
Jn.17:13 FNT But now I come to you, and I speak these [things] in the world in order that they have my joy made full in them. 14 I have given them your word, and the world hated them, because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15 I do not ask that you take them of the world, but that you keep them from the wicked [one]. 16 They are not of the world just as I am not of the world. 17 Make them holy in the truth; your word is truth. 18 Just as you sent me into the world, I also sent them into the world. 19 And in their behalf do I make myself holy, in order that they also be made holy in [the] truth. 20 But not concerning these [ones] only do I ask, but also concerning those believing in me through their word, 21 in order that they all be one [thing], just as you, father, [are] in me and I in you, in order that they also be in us, in order that the world believe that you sent meTwo actions occur simultaneously -- the radical separation from the world, and the absolute unification in the Father and in the Son through the Word of Truth.  The Word of Truth is not the Bible.  It is the words uttered by Jesus.
Jn.14:24 And the word that you hear is not mine but of the father having sent me.