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What are scriptural evidences of a sanctified life?

Galatians 5:33-23
The fruit of the Spirit

The obedience of the acts of the flesh:

Galatians 5:16-18
For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. -

The ongoing work of sanctification, which comes by the Spirit through faith, is incomplete in this life. Although slavery to sin is broken, and sinful desires are progressively weakened, there remains corruption in every heart until perfection in the age to come. This perseverance is the promise of the new covenant:

Romans 6:1-23
New Life in Christ

Philippians 1:6
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

I John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.


What is your understanding of the Scriptural definition of sanctification?

To SANCTIFY is to be set apart as holy. It is a progressive work of the Holy Spirit throughout the life if the believer by which he/she is made more holy.

Romans 6
New Life in Christ

Philippians 3:13-14
...forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Colossians 3:10
and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.

Hebrews 12:1-2
...let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith...


What does the Scriptural phrase "dead to sin, alive to God" mean?

Prior to regeneration, we were dead in the trespasses of sins and slaves if sin.
Having been made alive in Christ, we are no longer slaves to sin, but rather slaves of righteousness.

We now have the ability, or we are free, to pursue righteousness (of course, by the I dwelling presence and power of the Holy Spirit).

Romans 6
New Life in Christ

Ephesians 2:1-6
And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved.


What is meant by positional sanctification and progressive sanctification? How is "crisis" connected to the two?

POSITIONAL SANCTIFICATION is the truth that we have been declared righteous and we are currently seated with Christ in the heavenly places.

Ephesians 2:6
...and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.

PROGRESSIVE SANCTIFICATION is the truth that in this life we move toward Christ-likeness so our practice meets out position.

Galatians 2:20
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.


What is the practical significance of sanctification to the Christ-follower's lifestyle?

As we grow in sanctification, we grow in Christ-likeness, becoming more like out Savior.

James 2:17
Faith without works is dead.

Galatians 5:22
Every believer will have fruit.

Ephesians 2:10
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.