Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Definition of Sanctification by Owen

Kudos to Paul for this great definition of Sanctification cited from John Owen's work The Holy Spirit, His Gifts and Power:
“Sanctification is an immediate work of the Spirit of God on the souls of believer, purifying their natures from the pollution and uncleanness of sin, renewing in them the image of God and thereby enabling them, from a spiritual and habitual principle of grace, to yield obedience to God, according to the tenor of the new covenant, by virture of the life and death of Jesus Christ. Or more briefly, it is the universal renovation of our natures by the Holy Spirit, into the image of God, through Jesus Christ.” P 257

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