Do I believe that the Holy Spirit does a progressive work of making us holier more and more each day? No. We are complete in Christ. Do we believe the Holy Spirit testifies of Christ in the preaching of the Word to encourage God’s people to love the brethren and do acceptable works AS those who are sanctified? Absolutely.
To truly know Christ and the power of His resurrection is to walk in the light of life that is Christ Jesus. And so it is that every truly born again Christian “walks in the light as He is in the light,” having fellowship with one another and possessing the wondrous joy that comes from the knowledge that all sins are under the blood of Jesus Christ.
”And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:” – Colossians 2:10 I cringed as I listened to a preacher on the radio this morning. He talked about how Christians could receive a “second” work of grace, be “filled” with the Spirit, and (finally) become “complete in Christ”. According…
While the world misinterprets Christ’s tarrying as a sign that He will never return, believers should rest comforted in the knowledge that the Lord tarries in saving patience to redeem those, all of those, God has chosen before the foundation of the world. Christ does not delay His coming like some sluggard! On the contrary, He graciously exercises saving patience for the sake of His beloved elect, returning precisely at the sovereignly appointed day and hour!