Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of sanctifying or making holy; in theology, the act of God's grace by which the affections are purified and the soul is cleansed from sin and consecrated to God. In Protestant theology, regeneration, or the awakening of spiritual life in the heart, is regarded as an instantaneous act; while sanctification, or the perfecting of that life, is generally regarded as a gradual and progressive work, never completed in this life. The doctrine of perfect sanctification, sometimes also called the doctrine of holiness, held by a comparatively small number, is the doctrine that men may be and sometimes are perfected in holiness in the present life, and wholly, unreservedly, and undeviatingly consecrated to do the divine will, so that they are freed from all sin, though not from all mistakes or errors in judgment.
- n. The state of being sanctified, purified, or made holy; conformity of the heart and life to the will of God.
- n. Consecration.
- n. theology The (usually gradual or uncompleted) process by which a Christian believer is made holy through the action of the Holy Spirit.
- n. The process of making holy; hallowing, consecration.
- n. slang, obsolete Blackmail.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Theol.) The act of sanctifying or making holy; the state of being sanctified or made holy the act of God's grace by which the affections of men are purified, or alienated from sin and the world, and exalted to a supreme love to God; also, the state of being thus purified or sanctified.
- n. The act of consecrating, or of setting apart for a sacred purpose; consecration.
- n. a religious ceremony in which something is made holy
- From ecclesiastical Latin sanctificātionem, from sanctificāre ("to sanctify"). (Wiktionary)
“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.”
“For months the word sanctification was to me a heavy burden; a torture.”
“Scripturally and practically, the terms sanctification, holiness, purity, and perfection are synonymous.”
“To describe the duties which a man owes towards himself, St Paul is fond of using the word sanctification, 'and, in fact, generally speaking, words derived from the language of ritual.”
“The word sanctification frequently expresses action; the word holiness never.”
“Since the word sanctification contains action it is positive proof there is a cleansing in it.”
“Now sanctification is perfect in principle, but not in attainment.”
“And the apostle St. Peter tells us, that our regeneration, which he calls sanctification of the Spirit, is unto obedience. ”
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