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Definition of Sanctification


  1. The act of sanctifying or making holy; the state of being sanctified or made holy;
  2. the act of God's grace by which the affections of men are purified, or alienated from sin and the world, and exalted to a supreme love to God; also, the state of being thus purified or sanctified.
  3. The act of consecrating, or of setting apart for a sacred purpose; consecration.

Sanctification Quotations

Saving faith is an immediate relation to Christ, accepting, receiving, resting upon Him alone, for justification, sanctification, and eternal life by virtue of God's grace.
Charles Spurgeon

Humiliation is the beginning of sanctification.
John Donne

Sanctification consists of the daily realization that in Christ we have died, and in Christ we have been raised.
Tullian Tchividjian

Whether this was explicitly taught or implicitly caught, I grew up with the impression that when it comes to the Christian life, justification was step one and sanctification was step two and that once we get to step two there's no reason to revisit step one.
Tullian Tchividjian

There is a strange impulse in many to protect Bible characters and to use them as inspiration... as if sanctification happens as a result of emulation.
Tullian Tchividjian
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Sanctification Translations

sanctification in French is sanctification
sanctification in German is Heiligung

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