Re: Is sanctification an event, a process, or both?
I agree! I think we are perfecting holiness when we allow the work of sanctification to accomplish the end or goal that it is intended to accomplish. In the act of sanctification, God plants the seed of Holiness in our hearts. The seed is perfect and complete, but the end or goal is to bring forth the fruits of the Spirit in our hearts and lives. When a believer walks in the Spirit, the believer through the Spirit first bears fruit, then bears much fruit, then superabounds in fruit, and yes, God intends for us to bear fruit that remains.
Originally Posted by Noeb
So in standing, sanctification is complete, but the fruits of sanctification seem to be progressive, from bearing fruit to bearing much fruit. In this way we are Christ's disciples. I don't think this disagrees with anything you or anyone else has stated, because it is what the Bible teaches. If we get past the confusion caused by terminology, most of us agree in large degree.
1 John 1:7- But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
2 Corinthians 7:1- Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.