|What does the Church of God believe
Verse: Sanctify them through
thy truth: thy word is truth. [John 17:17]
Sanctification is commanded for the people of God. To be
sanctified means to be set apart for a holy purpose.
To open their eyes, and to turn them
from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they
may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are
sanctified by faith that is in me. [Acts 26:18]
Jesus has a deep concern and love toward man, and it is that we would
be set apart for his holy purpose, without Jesus we are living in
darkness and sin.
And such were some of you: but ye
are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of
the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. [I Corinthians 6:11]
The Lord wants us to inherit his kingdom but we must be set apart
(sanctified) and not be as we were before we came into the light of His
If a man therefore purge himself
from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for
the master's use, and prepared unto every good work. [2 Timothy
The Lord calls us to be a vessel unto honour filled with His Holy power
and prepared unto every good work, when this takes place we become
sanctified and set apart for a holy purpose.
Wherefore Jesus also, that he might
sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.
But sanctify the Lord God in your
hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh
you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: [1
We should always be able to give an answer to man of the hope that we
have through the truth which is the love of God, we are told to love our
neighbor and giving them the truth is God's love.
Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ,
and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and
preserved in Jesus Christ, and called: [Jude 1:1]
For both he that sanctifieth and
they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not
ashamed to call them brethren, [Hebrews 2:11]
By the which will we are sanctified
through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
Jesus gave His life for you and I so that we may be able to be
sanctified and carry out the mission that He left for us, which is the
truth and example of living as true children of God.