Is sanctification monergistic or synergistic?

We Reformed folk all agree that justification is monergistic, but where we sometimes differ is in our view of sanctification. Tell me what you think! I’ll gather the results and share them along with another post later this week.


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  • Eduardo

    I think Jonathan Edwards (and thus, John Piper) is right about the mystery/miracle of sanctification:

    “In efficacious grace we are not merely passive, nor yet does God do some and we do the rest. But God does all, and we do all. God produces all, we act all. For that is what he produces, viz. [namely] our own acts. God is the only proper author and fountain; we only are the proper actors. We are in different respects, wholly passive and wholly active.” (The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 2, p. 557)

    • Stephen McCaskell

      Thank you for sharing this Eduardo, It’ll be posted on the blog I’m putting up in a little bit.

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