Sanctification: The life-long process by which God shapes us into who He desires us to be (i.e., the process of becoming more like Christ). Through our submission to and cooperation with the loving activity of the Holy Spirit, we progressively return to a state of proper functioning.
Related Concepts and/or Examples
Regeneration – we are made new in Christ
Obedience – doing as God says
The FACTS of Salvation – a summary of the process of salvation and sanctification
Holy Spirit – third member of the Trinity, comes to live in us when we become saved
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