What It Is and Isn't

  What is a useful spiritual thought today? It is quite popular to consider sanctification as something very sensational that appeals to high emotions. It is widely held by some that it means one becomes perfectly sinless, even immune to temptation, therefore enjoys total security and he cannot lose his salvation. Some call it the "second measure of grace."

  The Bible does not teach sanctification to include such things. To "sanctify" simply means to set apart. We read where God sanctified mountains, days, people, events, vessels, the first born and altars.

  The person who becomes a Christian by obeying the Word is set apart from his sins and set into the kingdom of God separate from the kingdom of the devil. Christians are a sanctified people set apart for service to God. There is nothing mysterious or miraculous about being a sanctified person.