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Justification and Sanctification

Silcock, Jeffrey (2014) Justification and Sanctification. In: Introduction to Lutheran Ethics. Lutheran Study Centre, Sabah Theological Seminar,, Sabah, Malaysia, pp. 93-108. ISBN Not Assigned


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This article attempts to explain the distinction between justification and sanctification from a Lutheran standpoint. It argues that forensic justification in inseparably connected with sanctification. In fact they are two sides of the same coin. To use different language, positional holiness (justification) and progressive holiness (sanctification) must be distinguished but not separated. Sanctification is really nothing else than justification. God not only declares us righteous, he also makes us righteous through his word and Spirit. And all of this is received through faith.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Justification, sanctification, positional holiness, progressive holiness, Luther, Lutheran, Regin Prenter, Oswald Bayer, forensic justification, obedience, discipleship, progress, Lutheran ethics.
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: C - Systematic Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: ALC: Australian Lutheran College
Depositing User: Dr Jeffrey G Silcock
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2015 00:14
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2015 00:14
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1781

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