For Americans wanting to serve abroad, one of the most coveted positions is that of an ambassador. Frequently the position is awarded based on some type of political favor to the president or his political party. While our sinful nature can cause this area to result in corruption with the appointment of persons who are not qualified there are legitimate reasons to appoint someone who is loyal to the president.
While works are not a part of salvation, some Christians have used this fact as an excuse to live however they want to after salvation. After all, they reason, since works are not a part of salvation then I don’t have to live a holy life since I can’t lose my salvation. Now first of all, it’s quite obvious those with that kind of attitude have only asked Jesus to save them as a mere formality rather than receiving God’s gift of salvation in a repentant heart. In other words, those people have come to Jesus with no intent to repent of their sins.
Sanctification is defined as “to set apart” for special use or purpose. Additionally, it can also be defined as a state of total separation from all types of ungodliness unto God. Most importantly, sanctification is an ongoing process that every believer in Christ must go through by the power of the Holy Spirit shortly after being saved. This process starts from salvation to eternity. Continue reading