Be Ye Holy


SANCTIFICATION is the act of cleansing or purifying the heart from inbred sin.

 

HOLY = dedicated to God; consecrated; sacred

 

WHY IS SANCTIFICATION NECESSARY?

 

Sanctification is necessary because even after we are justified the carnal mind is present in us.

 

Those who have carnal minds cannot fully obey the Bible.

 

Romans 8:7, 8   Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

We refer to the carnal mind as the Adamic nature. The Bible also calls it the “old man” and the “flesh” meaning the natural man or fleshly mind.

The Bible shows that the “old man” can be “put off” – “crucified.”

 

Colossians 3:9, 10 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:

Romans 6:6, 7 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin.

Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

The following verses show that people were sanctified, thus proving that this is a definite experience.

 

Hebrews 10:10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

1 Corinthians 1:2 Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both their’s and ours:

Jude 1:1  Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:

 

1 Peter 1:16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:





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One Response to “Be Ye Holy”

  1. DocMonty Says:

    Thank you. Keep writing.

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