Sanctification

“Believers obtain sanctification by the Spirit through the Truth.  Their sanctification, then, must be in proportion as the Truth is understood and believed.  It is through faith in Christ (Acts 26:18); if so, according to the degree of faith will be the degree of sanctification.  But all Christians are not equal in faith, neither, then, are they equal in sanctification; and as a Christian advances in faith, he advances in sanctification.  If he may say ‘Lord, increase my faith’, he may likewise say ‘Lord, increase my sanctification’.  He receives the Holy Spirit only in a measure.  He may and ought, therefore, to pray for a larger measure of influence and grace from Him who gives grace in that measure which pleases Him.”

-Robert Haldane, from his commentary on Romans, P.350

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