Transformation of Self

The various schools of thought on Holiness are founded upon their understanding and interpretation of Romans 6:6.

The colloquial speech used to discuss the commonly held concept of “Death to Self” or “Crucifixion of Self” does not hold up to biblical scrutiny or logic. It therefore does not suit the biblical process of sanctification. It is important to understand the process in order to better co-operate with the working of the Holy Spirit.

While the concept of holiness is multi-facetted and should be defined and discussed as such (e.g., as “Sanctification”, as “Being conformed to the image of Christ”, as “Increasing in the fruit of the Spirit”, et. al.), the concept of holiness as “Transformation of Self” (as opposed to “Crucifixion of Self”) is most useful for teaching and discussing Christian growth and maturity.

So, while this teaching doesn’t claim to be an overview of Holiness or address all aspects of Holiness, it endeavors to communicate mainly these key issues which have caused me to re-study and re-state my personal understanding of Holiness.

 

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