Real Men Love Pink – A Collection of Quotes by A. W. Pink

No Degrees
February 21, 2012, 7:00 PM
Filed under: Sanctification, Spiritual Growth

“The prayer of Christ,

“Sanctify them through Thy truth: Thy Word is truth” (John 17:17),

is fulfilled as we obtain a spiritual knowledge of the Truth by the power of the Holy Spirit. It is not by self-efforts, by any “consecration” of our own, by attempts to “lay our all on the altar” that we enter into what Christ has procured for His people, but by faith’s appropriation of what God’s Word sets before us. In Christ, and in Him alone, does the believer possess a perfect purity. Christ has consecrated us to God by the offering of Himself unto Him for us. His sacrifice has delivered us from defilement and the ensuing estrangement, and restored us to the favor and fellowship of God. The Father Himself views the Christian as identified with and united to His “Holy One.” There are no degrees and can be no “progress” in this sanctification: an unconverted person is absolutely unholy, and a converted person is absolutely holy. God’s standard of holiness is not what the Christian becomes by virtue of the Spirit’s work in us here, but what Christ is as seated at His own right hand.” —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

Taken from “The Doctrine of Sanctification” by A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

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