When Does Sanctification Begin According To The New Testament

BanjoPicker

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When one truly reckons the" old man" dead and the "new man" alive through Jesus Christ (Rom. 6:6-22). This takes place when one is created in Christ (Eph. 4:22-24; 2 Cor. 5:17; 1 Jn. 5:1-5, 18).

When one refuses to let "sin reign in the mortal body" Rom. 6:12-22. One does this at the new birth (1 Jn. 3:5-10; 5:1-5, 18; Eph. 4:24; 2 Cor. 5:17).

When one quits yielding his members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin, and this is at the new birth (Rom. 6:11-22; 1 Jn. 3:8-10; 5:1-18).
 

BanjoPicker

Senior Member
If the above benefits start at the new birth, then they could not begin some months or years after the new birth. If one had to wait until some indefinite time after the new birth to begin to do righteousness, to cease from sin, to love, to know God, to overcome the world, and to keep himself from that wicked one so the old man cannot touch him, then he would be a sinner until this point after being born again and the new birth would mean nothing to him.
 
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