A Reformed Survey: Is sanctification monergistic or synergistic?

Thank you to everyone who participated in the voting. To bring everyone up to speed, we are debating the issue of sanctification. Is it monergistic (something God does without the cooperation of the individual) or is it synergistic (something God does in cooperation with the individual)? THE RESULTSMonergistic - 50% Synergistic - 45.45% I don't know - 4.55%Fascinating, huh? I had no idea how close the results were going to be. I think we can all come to an … [Read more...]

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.  … [Read more...]

The Devil In Our Sanctification

You know that feeling that overcomes you when you have sinned against a holy, perfect and just God? You don’t want to sin, in fact you are sure you won’t but then all of a sudden you end up getting angry at your wife, or you get impatient with your kids. You then beat yourself up because you just did exactly the opposite of what you wanted to do!I think the devil has tactics of attacking us even in our pursuit of holiness. The enemy attacks us in those feelings we get after we have sinned. Do … [Read more...]