What virtually all Pentecostal denominations believe concerning SANCTIFICATION?

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Sanctification in the Assemblies of God

The position adopted in the Statement of Fundamental Truths regarding sanctification was less clear. The men behind the formation of the Assemblies of God were Pentecostals who had come to the conclusion that holiness or sanctification was not a second blessing or a definite experience but instead a lifelong process. This idea of progressive sanctification was believed by many within the Assemblies of God but there were adherents who still held to the theology of the holiness movement.

The original language on sanctification in the Fundamental Truths was a compromise between Wesleyan and non-Wesleyan members which allowed the two doctrines to coexist. Under the heading “Entire Sanctification, The Goal For All Believers”, it read, “Entire sanctification is the will of God for all believers, and should be earnestly pursued by walking in obedience to God’s Word”. The term “entire sanctification” is distinctly Wesleyan, but the statement actually called “for an ongoing, process of obedience in reliance on, and cooperation with the Holy Ghost”.

In 1961, the General Council revised the statement significantly, giving it its current form. It eliminated some of the Wesleyan language, such as “entire”. Stanley M. Horton, who served on the revision committee, stated that the committee “… felt that the word entire was ambiguous because we were using it with a different meaning than that promoted by holiness Pentecostals who taught a second definite work”.[7] While the current statement does represent the Assemblies of God’s position more accurately, the denomination’s teaching on sanctification remains ambiguous.

From the FUNDAMENTAL TRUTHS of the ASSEMBLIES of GOD:

Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication unto God:

Romans 12:1,2
1 Thessalonians 5:23
Hebrews 13:12
The Scriptures teach a life of “holiness without which no man shall see the Lord.”

Hebrews 12:14
By the power of the Holy Spirit we are able to obey the command: “Be ye holy, for I am holy.”

1 Peter 1:15,16
Sanctification is realized in the believer by recognizing his identification with Christ in His death and resurrection, and by the faith reckoning daily upon the fact of that union, and by offering every faculty continually to the dominion of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 6:1-11
Romans 6:13
Romans 8:1,2
Romans 8:13
Galatians 2:20
Philippians 2:12,13
1 Peter 1:5

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Church of God writings explaining the work of entire sanctification

  • That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance is commanded of God for all and necessary for forgiveness of sins.
  • That justification, regeneration, and the new birth are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ.
  • In sanctification subsequent to the new birth, through faith in the blood of Christ; through the Word, and by the Holy Ghost.
  • Holiness to be God’s standard of living for His people.
  • In the baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to a clean heart.

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Current 2016 Church of God of Prophecy revised view of SANCTIFICATION

Current 2016 Church of God of Prophecy revised view of SANCTIFICATION Sanctification, like salvation, ultimately spans the entire life of the believer. Initially, it…

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IPHC:
10. We believe in sanctification. While sanctification is initiated in regeneration and consummated in glorification, we believe it includes a definite, instantaneous work of grace achieved by faith subsequent to regeneration (Acts 26:18; 1 John 1:9). Sanctification delivers from the power and dominion of sin. It is followed by lifelong growth in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 4:16; 2 Peter 3:18).
The Foursquare Church teaches that sanctification is a continual process of spiritual growth i.e. that we be sanctified daily and become partakers of His holiness; growing constantly stronger in faith, power, prayer, love and service…

 

Church of the Nazarene in ENTIRE SANCTIFICATION: The Church of the Nazarene is part of the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition, which believes in entire sanctification, according to the Wesleyan Heritage Recovery Project. Entire sanctification is summed up on the project’s website:

“It is a state of perfect love, righteousness and true holiness which every regenerate believer may obtain by being delivered from the power of sin, by loving God with all the heart, soul, mind and strength and by loving one’s neighbor as one’s self. Through faith in Jesus Christ, this gracious gift may be received in this life both gradually and instantaneously and should be sought earnestly by every child of God.”

While most denominations believe in sanctification, many Protestant churches don’t believe that Scripture says entire sanctification is possible while living in a fallen world that is under the curse of sin. These denominations believe that entire sanctification only takes place when Christians go to heaven and God makes them new in both body and spirit.

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26 Comments

  • Reply April 19, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    You are welcome Terry Wiles

  • Reply April 19, 2017

    Terry Wiles

    Thank yoi

  • Reply April 21, 2017

    Terry Wiles

    Troy Day. This does not appear to be what they believe but another attempt to define the beliefs by others.

  • Reply April 21, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    How so? Quoted directly from their official denominational sources?

  • Reply April 21, 2017

    Terry Wiles

    I must not be seeing what you are. I see a paper written about what the AoG believes that tries to input spurious belief tied to things that happened before the adoption of the AoG belief. In other words, it is not a clean document. I also do not see the belief statements of groups other than the AoG. Looks like something that originated from Plant.

  • Reply April 21, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    Sanctification in the Assemblies of God

    The position adopted in the Statement of Fundamental Truths regarding sanctification was less clear. The men behind the formation of the Assemblies of God were Pentecostals who had come to the conclusion that holiness or sanctification was not a second blessing or a definite experience but instead a lifelong process. This idea of progressive sanctification was believed by many within the Assemblies of God but there were adherents who still held to the theology of the holiness movement.

    The original language on sanctification in the Fundamental Truths was a compromise between Wesleyan and non-Wesleyan members which allowed the two doctrines to coexist. Under the heading “Entire Sanctification, The Goal For All Believers”, it read, “Entire sanctification is the will of God for all believers, and should be earnestly pursued by walking in obedience to God’s Word”. The term “entire sanctification” is distinctly Wesleyan, but the statement actually called “for an ongoing, process of obedience in reliance on, and cooperation with the Holy Ghost”.

    In 1961, the General Council revised the statement significantly, giving it its current form. It eliminated some of the Wesleyan language, such as “entire”. Stanley M. Horton, who served on the revision committee, stated that the committee “… felt that the word entire was ambiguous because we were using it with a different meaning than that promoted by holiness Pentecostals who taught a second definite work”.[7] While the current statement does represent the Assemblies of God’s position more accurately, the denomination’s teaching on sanctification remains ambiguous.

    From the FUNDAMENTAL TRUTHS of the ASSEMBLIES of GOD:

    Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication unto God:

    Romans 12:1,2
    1 Thessalonians 5:23
    Hebrews 13:12
    The Scriptures teach a life of “holiness without which no man shall see the Lord.”

    Hebrews 12:14
    By the power of the Holy Spirit we are able to obey the command: “Be ye holy, for I am holy.”

    1 Peter 1:15,16
    Sanctification is realized in the believer by recognizing his identification with Christ in His death and resurrection, and by the faith reckoning daily upon the fact of that union, and by offering every faculty continually to the dominion of the Holy Spirit.

    Romans 6:1-11
    Romans 6:13
    Romans 8:1,2
    Romans 8:13
    Galatians 2:20
    Philippians 2:12,13
    1 Peter 1:5

    Read More

    Church of God writings explaining the work of entire sanctification

    That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance is commanded of God for all and necessary for forgiveness of sins.
    That justification, regeneration, and the new birth are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ.
    In sanctification subsequent to the new birth, through faith in the blood of Christ; through the Word, and by the Holy Ghost.
    Holiness to be God’s standard of living for His people.
    In the baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to a clean heart.
    Read More

    Current 2016 Church of God of Prophecy revised view of SANCTIFICATION

    Current 2016 Church of God of Prophecy revised view of SANCTIFICATION Sanctification, like salvation, ultimately spans the entire life of the believer. Initially, it…

    Read More

    IPHC:
    10. We believe in sanctification. While sanctification is initiated in regeneration and consummated in glorification, we believe it includes a definite, instantaneous work of grace achieved by faith subsequent to regeneration (Acts 26:18; 1 John 1:9). Sanctification delivers from the power and dominion of sin. It is followed by lifelong growth in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 4:16; 2 Peter 3:18).
    The Foursquare Church teaches that sanctification is a continual process of spiritual growth i.e. that we be sanctified daily and become partakers of His holiness; growing constantly stronger in faith, power, prayer, love and service…

    Church of the Nazarene in ENTIRE SANCTIFICATION: The Church of the Nazarene is part of the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition, which believes in entire sanctification, according to the Wesleyan Heritage Recovery Project. Entire sanctification is summed up on the project’s website:

    “It is a state of perfect love, righteousness and true holiness which every regenerate believer may obtain by being delivered from the power of sin, by loving God with all the heart, soul, mind and strength and by loving one’s neighbor as one’s self. Through faith in Jesus Christ, this gracious gift may be received in this life both gradually and instantaneously and should be sought earnestly by every child of God.”

    While most denominations believe in sanctification, many Protestant churches don’t believe that Scripture says entire sanctification is possible while living in a fallen world that is under the curse of sin. These denominations believe that entire sanctification only takes place when Christians go to heaven and God makes them new in both body and spirit.

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  • Reply April 21, 2017

    Terry Wiles

    Still just editorial comments about that input some writers thoughts and not the written beliefs of the organization.

  • Reply April 21, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    Hm .. not really! Actually copy pasted from the denominations sources. About 5 or 6 of them directly from their sources / bylaws / doctrinal views and faith confessions. Which denomination would you like to know about? I will be happy to copy/paste just form that one here for you…

  • Reply June 3, 2017

    Street Preacherz

    Thank you

  • Reply June 3, 2017

    Wayne Scott

    Troy and Street, exactly where is repentance in that sign?

    • Reply June 3, 2017

      Street Preacherz

      Ask Paul he wrote it.

    • Reply June 3, 2017

      Wayne Scott

      Look closer. that was John and the verse is out of context.

    • Reply June 4, 2017

      Street Preacherz

      Read it for yourself Paul wrote Romans. If you have a problem with sanctification take it up with God. He’ll help you.

  • Reply June 3, 2017

    Scotty Searan

    Whether sanctification is progressive or a second, that will never be settled. There are scriptures for both. But A saint will erneatly try to live free from sin. A saint must have the infilling of the Holy Ghost to overcome sin and understand scriptures. Just being saved is not the whole infilling of the Holy Ghost and you cannot spiritually understand all the scriptures without the infilling. This is where sanctification comes in The Holy Ghost comes in at time of salvation and starts convicting and helping us to overcome our Sins. The water of the Holy Spifit keeps softening up and breaking us till He gets to a n

  • Reply June 3, 2017

    Wayne Scott

    I hope we all agree with Jesus’ and the Father’s definition of repent and with the most carefully documented salvation principle in scripture which is that there is no justification before repentance. I.e. Acts 3:19.

  • Reply June 3, 2017

    Scotty Searan

    To a firm foundation and then there are no leaks in the foundation and you begin to be filled to overflowing

  • Reply June 3, 2017

    Wayne Scott

    Scotty. Some people here either think we can be saved without repenting and abiding or they redefine those words. I say if we redefine repent before we repent, we have not repented.

    • Reply June 3, 2017

      Scotty Searan

      Yes you must repent. Believing without repentance is not salvation

    • Reply June 4, 2017

      Street Preacherz

      Some people here read their Bible and pray to God in the name of his only begotten Son Jesus Christ.

    • Reply June 7, 2017

      Wayne Scott

      Scotty. I know most Christians are taught to repent, but can you show me verses of scripture which clearly define the word? I think this is important because it is not the word God is after but the action.

  • Reply June 7, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    Wayne Scott repentance is described on a previous sign. It’s a stone written Ordo Salutis – are you not familiar with it? Nevertheless, sanctification and justification obviously consequent to repentance and salvation i.e.:

    Salvation – instant when the believer repents
    Sanctification – instant when the believer asks for it
    Holy Ghost baptism – instant when the believer receives

    Apropos, how can the Holy Ghost enter in one who has not been sanctified and made holy? Shall the Spirit abide in unsanctioned uncleanness?

  • Reply June 7, 2017

    Wayne Scott

    I read the sign up top and did not see it claim to define repent.

    • Reply June 7, 2017

      Wayne Scott

      I’m trying to understand, Street.

    • Reply June 7, 2017

      Street Preacherz

      Practice makes perfect…
      I may get an opportunity tonight!
      Just now the guy that spit in my face last week doesn’t remember me. But he heard about Jesus again. And how Jesus died on a cross a sacrifice for sin. I didn’t hold a grudge or rebuke him. He was on a blackout. Im not ask articulate as you all. But the holy Ghost helps talk to God. If I said anything rude forgive me. I gotta keep a clean slate. I need God.

  • Reply June 10, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    Obviously a set / series of signs as well seen on the picture. Keep on reading Wayne Scott

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