Justification is an act of God’s grace wherein He declares that we are holy, or righteous. Sanctification is a work of God’s grace wherein He makes us holy. Not only do justification and sanctification go together, they must go together. Sanctification is not optional. Here is more from February 17th’s sermon, Slaves to Righteousness: Sanctification, the latest in our series on The Fullness of Salvation.
May God’s Word be a blessing to you!