sanctification love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun The state of being sanctified, purified, or made holy; conformity of the heart and life to the will of God.
  • noun Consecration.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Theol.) The act of sanctifying or making holy; the state of being sanctified or made holy
  • noun The act of consecrating, or of setting apart for a sacred purpose; consecration.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun theology 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 slang, obsolete Blackmail.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a religious ceremony in which something is made holy

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From ecclesiastical Latin sanctificātionem, from sanctificāre ("to sanctify").

Examples

  • 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.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • 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.

    Sanctification

  • That sanctification is needed to keep people from seeing the underlying reality of the vow.

    Balkinization

  • That sanctification is needed to keep people from seeing the underlying reality of the vow.

    Balkinization

  • That sanctification is needed to keep people from seeing the underlying reality of the vow.

    Balkinization

  • That sanctification is needed to keep people from seeing the underlying reality of the vow.

    Balkinization

  • That sanctification is needed to keep people from seeing the underlying reality of the vow.

    Balkinization

  • That sanctification is needed to keep people from seeing the underlying reality of the vow.

    Balkinization

  • That sanctification is needed to keep people from seeing the underlying reality of the vow.

    Balkinization

  • That sanctification is needed to keep people from seeing the underlying reality of the vow.

    Balkinization

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