Job = Horace?s ?integer vit«,? being the adjective of which ?integrity? is the substantive.?
Fifthly, the Scriptures distinctly deny that any man on earth lives without sin.
<110846> 1 Kings 8:46 ? ?there is no man that sinneth not?; <210720>Ecclesiastes 7:20 ? ?Surely there is not a righteous man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not?; <590302>James 3:2 ? ?For in many things we all stumble. If any stumbleth not in word, the same is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body also?; <620108>1 John 1:8 ? ?If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not an us.?
T. T. Eaton, Sanctification:
? 1. Some mistake regeneration for sanctification; they have been unconverted church members. When led to faith in Christ and finding peace and joy, they think they are sanctified when they are simply converted.
2. Some mistake assurance of faith for sanctification but joy is not sanctification.
3. Some mistake the baptism of the Holy Spirit for sanctification. Peter sinned grievously at Antioch, after he had received that baptism.
4. Some think that doing the best one can is sanctification. But he who measures by inches for feet can measure up well.
5. Some regard sin as only a voluntary act whereas, the sinful nature is the fountain, stripping off the leaves of the Upas tree does not answer. 6. Some mistake the power of the human will and fancy that an act, of will, can free a man from sin. They ignore the settled bent of the will, which the act of will does not change.?
Sixthly, the declaration: ?ye were sanctified? ( <460611>1 Corinthians 6:11) and the designation: ?saints? ( <460102>1 Corinthians 1:2), applied to early believers are, as the whole epistle shows, expressive of a holiness existing in germ and anticipation. The expressions deriving their meaning not so much from what these early believers were, as from what Christ was, to whom they were united by faith.
When N.T. believers are said to be ?sanctified,? we must remember the
O.T. use of the word. ?Sanctify? may have either the meaning ?to make holy outwardly,? or ?to make holy inwardly.? The people of Israel and the
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