Pastor-teacher Don Hargrove

Faith Bible Church

Sunday, May 16, 2010


What is Christianity?  The 3 great issues: 1)  Salvation : justification! Rom 4:5   2)  Spirituality: sanctification!  Gal 5:16-17;  1 Jn 2:28. 3)  Spiritual maturity: maturation!  Acts 20:32; Rev 3:20-21; 2 Cor 10:3-5 ; Psa 23.





A.    Salvation1 (Justification by Christ) & Salvation2 (Sanctification by HS).

            1.   The story of two men, Saul and David, both possessing salvation1 (eternal salvation from the Lake of Fire), but only one, David, enjoyed salvation2 (temporal deliverance in life), 1 Sam 16:13-14; 28:7-19; 31:4

            2.   Salvation1 refers to justification accomplished solely by Jesus Christ

            3.   Salvation1 refers to the imputed/attributed absolute divine righteousness.      

            4.    Salvation1 is something that only Christ does.

            5.   Salvation2 refers to sanctification - progressive power over W, F, D.

            6.    Salvation1, justification is an instantaneous forensic act.

            7.   Salvation2, sanctification, is a progressive work of HS on your soul…

            8.    In justification all believers enjoy the same righteousness.

            9.  In sanctification each believer is at a different stage.

            10.  Justification is a one shot deal for all of eternity; sanctification is not.  

            11.  Salvation1 is all about Christ’s work on the Cross.

            12.  Sanctification is all about the Holy Spirit’s work in you & through you.

            13.  Justification is all about the Cross; sanctification is all about the race…         

            14.   From the moment of salvation1-justification, God the Holy Spirit began His work of salvation2-sanctification in you to set you apart to God in every area.         

            15.   There is no sanctification through the flesh, Gal 5:16-17; Rm 7:15ff.

            16.    There is a sense in which you do not do anything in salvation1 and you are responsible to do something in salvation2, Js 4:8; Gal 5:16; Eph 5:18.

            17.    In salvation1 all one does is believe to receive the +R of God whereas in salvation2 the believer is responsible for obedience of faith, 1 Thess 1:3

            18.   The responsibility of the believer in salvation2 is to do works through the ministry and power of the Holy Spirit, Gal 5:16; 5:22-23.

            19.    In salvation1 the believer does nothing and contributes nothing to that righteousness, in salvation2 however the believer is very much involved in acts of R.

            20.   Salv1 is monogistic (Eph 2:8-9), Salv2 is synergistic (Philip 2:12).   

            21.  There is a sense in which salvation1 requires no works whereas salvation2 does require works Rev 22:12 – works produced by the Holy Spirit.

            22.   Sanctification/salvation2:  Believers are held accountable for divine production (works) which God has prepared for them and will receive evaluation at the Bema Seat of Christ in regard to those works, Rev 19:7-8; 1 Cor 3:13; Philip 1:11; 1 Jn 2:28; 1 Cor 4:29:24-27; Philip 1:14-1-9; Js 1:2, 3, 12; 2 Tim 4:6-8; 1 Pet 5:2-4;  Col 3:23; Jn 9:4; Rev 22:12.


B.    Salvation2: Experiential Sanctification – the present tense of salvation.

            1.  Apart from the sanctifying ministry of the HS there is no sanctifying salvation2, 1 Jn 2:15-16; Gal 5:17-20; 1 Pet 5:8-9; Heb 12:15.

            2.   Regardless of how sincere, religious, or well-meaning a person is, we are all powerless against our old sinful natures (OSN), Rom 7:15-8:8.

            3.  Every believer is held responsible for using grace assets, Eph 6:10-16.

            4.    Failure in salvation2-sanctification translates into failure to move into personal love for God, and thus becoming a spiritual adulterer.  

            5.   Failure in salvation2-sanctification translates into a life of frustration under the enslavement of the OSN, Gal 5:17-21; Rom 7:15-8:6.

            6.  Spiritual failure translates into becoming a victim in the AC, 1 Pt 5:8.

            7.   Spiritual failure translates into not benefiting from the PERSONAL illuminating ministry of the HS, Mat 16:15-17 ; Rom 8:16; Gal 4:6; 1 Jn 3:24; 4:13)

            8.  Salvation2-sanctification applies to every area of your life, 1 Thess 4:3; 7; 5:23; Eph 1:4 5:25; 26; 2:10; Rom 12:1; 2 Cor 7:1.


C.    Mechanics and Characteristics of Sanctification/Spirituality.

            1. The mandate to be filled with the Spirit, Eph 5:18.

            2.  The opposite of being filled, heavily influenced, and dominated by the HS is to be heavily influenced, controlled and dominated by the world & flesh.  

            3.  Spirituality/Sanctification is coterminous with fellowship with God  Jn 15:1-5; 1 Jn 1:5-9; Gal 5:16-17; 22-23; 1 Jn 2:28.

            4.   The mechanics of sanctifying ministry of the Holy Spirit ALWAYS revolve around faith & BD (object of faith; content of BD), Jn 16:14; 17:17; Gal 3:1-3

            5.    Sanctification requires the offering of yourself to God, Rom 12:1-2; 6:13.       

            6.    “Quench not the Spirit” (1 Thess 5:19) refers to the sin of independence.

            7.  “Grieve not the Spirit” (Eph 4:30) refers to direct acts of sin.

            8.   “Walk by the Spirit” (Gal 5:16) refers to walking by P&P of HS.

            9.   “Keeping in step with the Spirit” (Gal 5:25b) refers to the guiding and leading (Rom 8:14) ministry of God the Holy Spirit.  

            10.    Characteristics of believers who live by the Holy Spirit (Gal 5:25a) and thus are progressively being sanctified.

                        a.   Life of daily intimate fellowship with God. 

                                    1)    Walking “with” God  Gen 5:22; 1 Jn 1:5-9;

                                    2)    Walking “before” God, Gen 17:1.

                                    3)    Walking “walking after” God, Dt 13:4; Philip 3.

                        b.   Life of gratitude and worship, Eph 5:20; 1 Thess 5:18.

                        c.   Life consecration to God, & the POG,  Rom 6; 12:1-2; Mt 6:31-33.

                        d.   Life set apart to complete identification with Christ, - Rom 6.

                        e.   Life dedicated to Truth, Bible doctrine, Eph 4:23-24; Jn 14.

                        f.   Life that belongs to God, 1 Cor 6:20; 7:23.

                        g.   Life that is lived on the basis of the power system of the HS, Eph 3:14-20; Gal 5:16-17.

                        h.   Life of pleasing God – the CCL, Eph 6:5-6; Col 3:23-24.              

                        i.   Life that is progressively transformed into the likeness of God Himself, Gal 5:22-23; 1 Pt 1:16; Gal 4:19; 1 Cor 2:16.