The Difference Between Justification and Sanctification

Then, and only then, on the basis of this forgiveness and this declaration of righteousness, God gives us his Holy Spirit to transform us morally and progressively into the image of his Son.  This progressive change is not justification but is based on justification.  This change is what we call sanctification (Romans 6:22)

– Piper, John; When I Don’t Desire God: How to Fight for Joy; copyright 2004; Crossway Books; Wheaton, Il.; p. 84

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