A sufficiently sanctifying Word

Great thoughts by Chad, concerning the Word of Christ as a completely sufficient and exclusive means of sanctification, and the foolishness of our turning to artificial substitutes (in pietistic fashion):

“It is all too common practice to speak of the Bible as necessary for salvation, then dismiss the notion that the Bible is all that is necessary for our sanctification. Such thinking dichotomizes salvation and sanctification, when the reality is that sanctification *is* our present salvation (1 Cor. 1:18). Holiness, elsewhere, is defined as being conformed to Christ in sanctification (Eph. 5:26,27). The Word is completely sufficient for effecting our salvation and holiness because THE WORD is completely sufficient for effecting our salvation and holiness. Artificially contrived methods of behavior modification under the guise of “practical Christian living” are not only a slight on The Word and its sufficiency, but a slight on THE WORD and His sufficiency.”

Chad Bresson

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