Our Doctrinal Statement
Sanctification | -->GO TO Salvation
The Bible refers to Christians as "saints" - those who have been set apart unto God. We believe that sanctification is threefold: 1) POSITIONAL sanctification, which means that a person now stands before God as holy. Sanctification is already complete for every saved person because our perfect representative Jesus Christ took all our unholiness away through His sacrifice. 2) However, the believer retains his sin nature in this life so that his present state is no more perfect than his experience in daily life. There is therefore, a PROGRESSIVE sanctification wherein the Christian is to "grow in grace" and to "be changed" into the likeness of Christ by the unhindered power of the Spirit. 3) We believe also, that the child of God will ULTIMATELY be fully sanctified in Christ when he shall see his Lord and shall be "like Him" (John 17:17; Romans 12:2; II Corinthians 3:18; 7:1; Ephesians 4:24; 5:25-27; Colossians 1:22; I Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 10:10, 14; 12:10).