Ken Wytsma :: Are we responsible for our own salvation?

  • “Salvation is broken into three parts theologically:
    (1) Justification, which means being made right with God, being forgiven for sin
    (2) Sanctification, which is a process whereby I grow and become more like Christ
    (3) Glorification, which is someday when I’m with him…I will be as he is.”

    When we understand salvation as a holistic process with a beginning, middle and end, we begin to realize that passages that put the emphasis on our responsibility for salvation are referring to our current stage in the process: sanctification, rather than taking the glory away from God. “Another way of saying it is “I was saved, I am being saved, and I will be saved,” says Ken Wytsma, Pastor of Antioch Church and Founder of The Justice Conference.

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