Essay on The Importance Of Sanctification And Salvation Of God

926 Words Mar 18th, 2016 4 Pages
“ I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 21 I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!” (NIV, Galatians 2:21). Paul tells us in this verse that Christ died for his people so that they could be one with him, giving up their sinful lives and following him. As Christians, life begins when one dies to his or her old self. Christ died for our salvation, and Christians are sanctified in Christ and called to be holy. We are no longer alone because Christ died for us and we grow to become more like him. Sanctification is an important part of the overall work of salvation. To be sanctified means to be set apart for God. Through sanctification and salvation one is saved and delivered from sin to become more Christ-like as our Savior Jesus Christ.
Salvation is the deliverance from sin. It was Jesus death on the cross and resurrection that obtained our salvation. It is our unworthy gift from God. Salvation is a free gift from God that one cannot earn, but only accept. The only way salvation is available is through an individual’s faith in Jesus Christ. The work of sanctification begins at salvation. It is the process of becoming Holy or Christ-like. The more sanctified a person is the more conformed he is to his savior Jesus Christ. “What good is it, my…

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