Payne, Don J. Already Sanctified: A Theology of the Christian Life in Light of God’s Completed Work. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2020.
How does the doctrine of sanctification shape the Christian life? This book offers a fully developed treatment of “accomplished” sanctification, showing that sanctification is not a lifelong process of perfecting one’s character or attaining spiritual maturity. The primary biblical focus in sanctification is not progressive growth but that which has already occurred for Christians to make growth possible, necessary, and grace-driven. As author Don Payne explores the significance Scripture attributes to the accomplished aspect of sanctification, he helps readers understand that they are already sanctified. Sanctification is not synonymous with transformation but undergirds strategies and resources related to Christian discipleship and formation.
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