John Piper – Justification and Sanctification

8 Dec

Justification is the gracious act of God in which, by uniting us to Christ through faith alone, God counts us perfectly righteous solely by imputing to us his own righteousness accomplished by Christ, thus satisfying all the law’s demands for our punishment and perfection through Christ’s own suffering and obedience on our behalf.

Sanctification is the gracious act of God, distinct from justification, and not part of it, by which God progressively frees us from sinning and conforms us to the character of Christ. Historic Protestant faith has always believed that anyone who is truly justified will be truly sanctified. One of the main points of this book is that the reason this is so is that the same faith that unites us to Christ for justification is also the conduit for the power of God’s Spirit for sanctification. And that faith is profoundly and pervasively future-oriented.

~John Piper~

Future Grace (Colorado Springs, CO; Multnomah Books; 2011) p. XI-XII.

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