Is a believer's sanctification simply believing more in their justification...

In connection with the suppression of sanctification by endless repetition of the justification-by-grace-alone-through-faith-alone mantra so endemic within the Reformed church today, it's encouraging to receive notification of this conference to be held at Second Reformed Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis. Titled "Sanctification: Overcoming Modern Challenges," the conference will address:

Is a believer’s sanctification simply believing more in their justification? What place do effort and discipline have in this process? How can we focus on growing in Christ as we live in a fast-paced and distracted society? (This conference) will address the radical and extra-ordinary kind of life strongly advocated by many Evangelicals and look at the modern version of “let go and let God.” They will call us to live lives of focused godliness and pursue positive sanctification. In all, we will be strengthened as we seek to fight the “good fight of faith” and press on in righteous and holy living.

Tim Bayly

Tim serves Clearnote Church, Bloomington, Indiana. He and Mary Lee have five children and fifteen grandchildren.


I'd also recommend the Introduction in J.C. Ryle's 'Holiness'. He spoke directly to these kind of errors that are being discussed. The rest of the book is probably great also but have not read it.

Recently, I got to read something by Tom Wright, called "Virtue Reborn" (its UK title; the US title was "After you believe". I'm mentioning it here because it actually struck me as a good introduction to this problem, and that as people of the Coming King, we are called to live in the ways of that coming Kingdom.

I know Tom isn't exactly flavour of the month on this blog, but it was still a very good read.

>>I know Tom isn't exactly flavour of the month on this blog...

N. T. Wright promotes the feminist and homosexualist heresies. We don't want our readers to get acclimated to feeding from his hand.

With love, dear brother,

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