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Glorification (13 of 13)
Series: What Every Christian Should Know
Dr. Stan Coffey
Introduction: The Doctrine Of Justification
I.To Be Like Jesus In Our Desires
Ii.To Be Like Him In His Presence
Iii.To Be Like Jesus In His Own Body
If you have your Bible tonight, I want us to immediately turn to Romans Chapter 8. Last week we talked about the doctrine of sanctification and before that we talked about the doctrine of justification. So we have these three doctrines that are a trinity of doctrines as it refers to the believer.
The doctrine of justification means that I have been saved from the penalty of sin. God has declared me not only to be forgiven but He has declared me to be blameless and has declared me to be righteous as though I had never sinned.
And then we talked last week about the doctrine of sanctification and sanctification comes from the idea of certain things or certain people being sanctified by God. It means to be set apart. There is a connection between to sanctify and the word holy. Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God of Hosts. It means that He is set apart from anyone else or anything else. That God alone is holy. But we are sanctified because we have been set apart by God's purpose and we are being saved from the power of sin.
So you have justification, dealing with the penalty of sin; you have sanctification, dealing with the power of sin. Sanctification is not a once for all act as justification is but it is a process of growing in the grace and the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Then tonight, we come to the third of those great truths and that is glorification. So tonight we come to Romans 8. I believe we mentioned last week the doctrine of predestination and just in the spirit of humor, I mentioned how some people use that doctrine to pretty well get the attention of believers and sometimes we pastors and teachers use that doctrine in a way it seems to me to attract believers. To me it ...
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