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The word translated "sanctification" in most Bibles means "separation." It is used in the New Testament, according to Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words, of the separation of the b...
I thank God and the Holy Spirit for justification and in guiding us through the process of sanctification, which obviously takes time on earth, in making us more like Jesus. This process on earth can be painful at times when one has to turn away from certain in bred prejudices and bad habits. I often wonder how the person who accepts Christ on his death bed goes through this process. One feels, rightly or wrongly, that as he/she comes before Christ this process is accelerated in Heaven, where time is not a factor, but this may not be so. What are your thoughts on this matter? I'd like to hear them.
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