Tag: sanctification

  • Problems in Roman Catholic Theology

    As a Reformed Protestant, it should be no surprise that I have numerous problems with Roman Catholic theology. We actually agree on some things, such as the Real Presence of Christ in communion. Roman Catholics describe this process as transubstantiation whereas I prefer to keep it a mystery and eschew the outdated Aristotelian categories of […]

  • Justification: by works or by faith?

    Justification by faith alone (Sola Fide) is the sine qua non (the essential thing without which it cannot be) of the Protestant Reformation. It is this doctrine upon which the Reformation stands or falls. However, there is sharp disagreement with the Roman Catholic church on this topic. What does the Bible say? Who is more […]

  • My struggle

    When I was a child I had boundless energy. I used to spend hours playing outside (8-12 no joke!). I was actually hyperactive. I once ran around our entire block, at our home on Meadowbrook Blvd. in Brentwood, about 20 times in a row without stopping! I am thankful to God for giving me a […]

  • Sanctification Considered

    Sanctification is the spiritual process of us sinners becoming holy by the work of God as we are in union with Christ. When we are first regenerated and born again (second birth) we receive justification and initial definite sanctification. But as we live our Christian lives, we engage in progressive sanctification whereby we are made […]

  • Sanctification

    Denying the desiresOf the flesh each day Resisting temptationsWhen they come our way Doing the difficult thingWhen you feel weak Pushing through doubt and fearWhen the road ahead looks bleak Your darkest impulsesYou must allay Soon your thinking has changedIn a profound way No longer a prisonerTo the chains of sin Your soul has changedBy […]