Justification, Sanctification and Lordship Salvation

You cannot receive Christ as your justification only, and then, later, decide to refuse or to accept Him as your sanctification. He is one and indivisible, and if you receive Him at all, at once He is made unto you “wisdom and righteousness and sanctification and redemption.” You cannot receive Him as your Saviour only, and later decide to accept or refuse Him as your Lord; for the Saviour is the Lord who by His death has [bought] us and therefore owns us. Sanctification is nowhere taught or offered in the New Testament as some additional experience possible to the believer. It is represented rather as something which is already within the believer, something which he must realise more and more and in which he must grow increasingly. – D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

8 thoughts on “Justification, Sanctification and Lordship Salvation

  1. The Grace is His to extend. Sanctification and Justification are labels that try to explain the ‘Why and What’ of God’s actions in regard to us. We tend to forget who we really are. We are less than Nothing. He extended His Grace towards us because He Loved us. We are forgiven by His Grace, and in that Grace we are Sanctified and Justified because He wanted it so. Be thou, therefore, Grateful for His regard and the Gift of His Pardon!

  2. “I cannot conceive it possible for anyone truly to receive Christ as Savior and yet not to receive him as Lord. A man who is really saved by grace does not need to be told that he is under solemn obligations to serve Christ. The new life within him tells him that. Instead of regarding it as a burden, he gladly surrenders himself – body, soul, and spirit- to the Lord who has redeemed him, reckoning this to be his reasonable service…It is not possible for us to accept Christ as our Savior unless He also becomes our King, for a very large part of salvation consists in our being saved from sin’s dominion over us—and the only way in which we can be delivered from the mastery of Satan is by becoming subject to the mastery of Christ!” ~ Charles Spurgeon

    HT- http://www.ukrepent.com/2013/08/jesus-christ-is-lord-and-savior.html

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