Biblical Evidence for Infused Justification/Sanctification


From my book above (2013). View book and purchase information. Passages are from KJV in the book unless otherwise noted (RSV).

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45-1. Is faith ever directly associated with increased righteousness, in conjunction with salvation?

Romans 1:17 (KJV) For in it the righteousness of God is revealed through faith for faith; as it is written, “He who is righteous by faith shall live.”

45-2. Is sinlessness related to salvation?

Romans 8:13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if you mortify by the Spirit the actions of the body, you will live.

45-3. Is total sanctification attainable?

1 Thessalonians 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctifies you entirely; and I pray to God that your whole spirit, soul, and body will be preserved blameless until the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

45-4. Are we sanctified by faith?

Acts 26:18 To open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive the forgiveness of sins and the inheritance among the sanctified through the faith that is in me.

45-5. Are we cleansed or purified by faith?

Acts 15:9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.

45-6. Are we cleansed and sanctified by the blood of Christ?

Hebrews 9:13-14 For if the blood of bulls and goats, and the ashes of a heifer that sprinkles the unclean, sanctify for the purification of the flesh: [14] How much more will the blood of Christ, which by the eternal Spirit offered itself spotless to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

45-7. Is sanctification directly related to salvation?

2 Thessalonians 2:13 . . . God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth:

45-8. Is sanctification a process that ultimately leads to salvation?

Romans 6:22 (KJV) But now that you have been set free from sin and become slaves of God, the return you get is sanctification and its end, eternal life.

45-9. Are we sanctified by the death of Jesus on the cross in our place?

Hebrews 10:10 By what will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

45-10. Does God give believers a new nature, leading to righteousness?

Ephesians 4:24 (RSV) . . . put on the new nature, created in the image of God in true righteousness and holiness.

45-11. Does Jesus’ redemption lead to our purification?

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, in order to redeem us from all iniquity, and to purify a particular people, zealous for good works.

45-12. Does God cleanse us of our “old sins”?

2 Peter 1:9 But he who lacks these things is blind, cannot see far, and has forgotten that he has been purged of his old sins.

45-13. Can we be cleansed from all sin?

1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin.

45-14. Can we be cleansed from all iniquity?

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

45-15. Are we able by the grace of God to purify ourselves?

1 John 3:3 And everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, as he is pure.

45-16. Is attaining a degree of righteousness required for heaven?

Matthew 5:20 For I tell you, if your righteousness does not exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.

45-17. Are we literally “made righteous” (not just imputed righteousness)?

Romans 5:19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by one man’s obedience many shall be made righteous.

45-18. Are we simply declared “saints” or must we to be Holy?

1 Thessalonians 4:7 For God has not called us to impurity, but to holiness.

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Summary: I present biblical passages concerning infused justification: one of the great issues of the so-called Protestant “Reformation” (which was in reality a Revolt). It’s in Q&A Peril format.

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