Justification--Sanctification and The Human Nature of Christ

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Really and truly, the wrong view of the Human Nature of Christ is intrinsically tied to justification "alone," because if Christ did not assume our nature, the nature after the fall of Adam, He was not, nor could have been an example for us. It is this example element that provides for more than justification "alone," as it (His example) provides for sanctification, as well as justification.

Actually, Froom, Anderson and Reid, paved the way for wider acceptance of Cottrell, Brinsmead, Ford, and their many followers. This is the reason why the correct doctrine of the Human Nature of Christ is so important. EVERYTHING ONE BELIEVE CLUSTERS AROUND WHAT HE/SHE HOLDS REGARDING THIS DOCTRINE. This is the main, root, shaking issue. Some do not believe we can have consensus on the subject doctrine of the Human Nature of Christ, and that we should not discuss it. They may as well say they do not want a shaking so we should not discuss shaking issues, and some have done that! Seventh-day Adventists had consensus on this issue for 100 years from 1852-1952. This issue will make one pro-Christ, or antiChrist. Why? Because whoever does not believe that Christ came in the likeness of sinful flesh is antiChrist according to Scripture. Adam did not have sinful flesh before the fall. Christ is both our example (of our sanctification) as well as our justification, or He is just our justification alone.

It is those who believe that grace is only able to justify that denigrate Christ. The Christ I serve is able to do all things for those who truly believe, and that includes sanctifying a peculiar people to serve Him. Some have made Christ a weak and impotent God, by saying He has only the power to pardon them in their sins. He also has the power to sanctify those who will yield their will to Him, and save them FROM THEIR SINS.

"For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, IN THIS PRESENT WORLD. Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and PURIFY UNTO HIMSELF A PECULIAR PEOPLE, ZEALOUS OF GOOD WORKS. These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee." Titus 2:11-15.

"By who we have received grace and apostleship, FOR OBEDIENCE to the faith among all nations [not just the Jews], for his name..." Rom. 1:5.

There are some on this forum who despise those who teach the above doctrine. They teach that such accomplishments are impossible in this life on earth. "They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate." Titus 1:16.

There is no conflict between the Bible verses I submit versus the ones Desmond Ford selectively chooses. They both must be interpreted so that nothing contradicts, and they do not contradict.

Ron Beaulieu