My contention is that Real Justification actually makes people righteous, not just in standing, but also increasingly in practice.
If a person is not growing in righteousness, that person is not saved. Growing in righteousness is actually how a person knows they are saved before Judgment Day’s final verdict.
This sort of statement is scary, because most people playing church today are not growing in righteousness. Most are staying exactly the same and many get worse.
Unrighteous people will get defensive with this teaching (because, think about it, if you actually were a righteous person this teaching would bother you none at all).
“So you’re saying I’m only saved if I never sin? Only if I’ve reached sinless perfection?”
Nope, not what I said. Go back and read what I said. It’s clear I’m not teaching sinless perfection, yet this is defensive maneuver #1 of objectors.
I believe sinless perfection…
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