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Sactification and conversion are intimately connected. Conversion refers to the turning of, and sanctification to the resulting living of, the renewed will. The inseparable relationship of the two is pictured in the sketch below.



Sanctification testifies of the true believer's renewed, converted will. His new nature fears and hates the pollution of sin; instead, it loves and desires the purity of holiness. The true believer's deepest motive, longing and goal are to serve and please God. In the depth of his soul, he loves God more than self, holiness more that sin.

The example on the following page illustrates this truth.

 

Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;

And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of Him that created him.

- Colossians 3:9-10

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

- Romans 12:2

Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

- Psalm 51:10

Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.

- Titus 3:5

 

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