Theosis versus Sanctification

Introduction A friend rang me up not so long ago.  He attended a worship service where the minister argued that the church should strive to attain theosis. This concept was new to both of us.  He asked me to not indulge in too deep and elaborated theological discussion.  He just wanted to know what theosis … Continue reading Theosis versus Sanctification

Doing Good (3)

Saved by grace to do good works  Scripture Readings Titus 2:11-15 Ephesians 2:1-10 Introduction Augustine who lived a life in search of fulfilment in excessive pleasures, false religions, philosophy, debauchery and distractions—futilities that left him so weary of himself he could only cry out, “How long, O Lord, how long?” At the very moment when … Continue reading Doing Good (3)

God’s will for our lives: Sanctification

Sanctification Scripture Readings: Leviticus 18:24-19:4 Ephesians 1:3-14 Introduction A man is charged of crime - let’s say he committed murder.  All evidence points in his direction, even his defence lawyer cannot come up with anything better than to plead for a lesser penalty.  The judge listens to the charges laid; he weighs up the evidence … Continue reading God’s will for our lives: Sanctification

Justification and Sanctification

John Piper and Tim Keller sat down to discuss the biblical vision of sanctification. In this 14-minute video they touch on how justification and sanctification relate, along with the psychological dynamics of faith. Do we owe to God anything - in the light of grace?  No!  And yet, we do.  I find the words of … Continue reading Justification and Sanctification