Progressive sanctification is a daily dealing with our sins and growth in holiness. It gradually separates the people of God from the world and makes them more and more like Jesus Christ. While sounds good, it is a deception and a lie from the pit.
Christ did not teach progressive sanctification
Rev 3:4-5 “You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.
Satan wants to give you a false confidence that you are saved while you slowly deal with your sins.
- How much sins do you had to deal with before your garments become white for Christ to not blot your name from the Book of Life? – all sins
- If you still have some sins to deal with in your progressive path to holiness, are your garments white? – no
You need to clean your inside
Matt 23:25 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you cleanse the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of extortion and self-indulgence. Blind Pharisee, first cleanse the inside of the cup and dish, that the outside of them may be clean also.
Deut 23:14 “For the LORD your God walks in the midst of your camp, to deliver you and give your enemies over to you; therefore your camp shall be holy, that He may see no unclean thing among you, and turn away from you.
Gal 5:9 A little leaven leavens the whole lump.
New Covenant Misunderstood
Heb 10:16-17 “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,” then He adds, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”
Matt 5:21-22 “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.’ But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’ shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of hell fire.
Matt 5:27-29 “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.
2Cor 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
Amos 3:3 Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?
Acts 5:3 But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the price of the land for yourself?
Deception of Sinfulness after forgiven
1John 1:7-10 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.
The church generally teaches that a man cannot live without sinning., meaning, he is always prone to sin and will always sin. This is a lie from the pit. Christ came as a normal man and yet lived sinless leaving His own life as an example for us to follow. If you come to Christ confessing your sins and He cleansed from all the unrighteousness you did, why are you still not sinless? Christ don’t clean you in installments.
Rom 6:16 Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?