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How do we become sanctified?

A short answer to this question, is through faith in Jesus Christ who offered himself as a sacrifice for sin. A more detailed answer: We are sanctified or made holy, by the word of God and through the offering of the body of Jesus (John 17:17-19).  How does this happen? God’s seed or gospel takes […]

Do “holy” and “sanctified” mean the same thing?

‘Holy’ and ‘sanctify’ are closely related words. To ‘sanctify’ something means to ‘make it holy’ — i.e. ‘sanctification’ is  the “process” whereby something goes from being unholy to holy. In fact, sometimes Bible translators use the phrase ‘made it holy’ (or similar) instead of ‘sanctified’; compare, for example, the following two Old Testament verses that […]