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Definition of "sanctification" [sanc•ti•fi•ca•tion]

  • The (usually gradual or uncompleted) process by which a Christian believer is made holy through the action of the Holy Spirit. (noun)
  • The process of making holy; hallowing, consecration. (noun)
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Use "sanctification" in a sentence
  • "At the same time, our sanctification is regarded here as perfect in Christ, into whom we are grafted at regeneration or conversion, and who is "made of God unto us (perfect) sanctification" (1Co 1: 30; 1Pe 1: 2; Jude 1): not merely progressive sanctification, which is the gradual development of the sanctification which Christ is made to the believer from the first. in his sight -- in God's sight, at Christ's appearing."
  • "I had studied the scriptures carefully and honestly, and while I did not have the experience of the second grace myself, I was certain that the one-work teaching was not correct; for I knew I had received all that my heart could receive in the grace of pardon, and knew also that I soon found that I needed just exactly what the term sanctification implies, and what the dear ones who believed in and were advocating the second work of grace were testifying to by word and deed."
  • "That sanctification is needed to keep people from seeing the underlying reality of the vow."