Two types of Christian.
- A just man lives with power to do right…but the Old Man still tries to rule.
- A sanctified man lives with power to do right…but the Old Man is crucified and the (body of sin is destroyed).
“All Christians are justified but not all Christians are sanctified. Sanctification deals with the Old Man that is not dealt with in Justification.”
As a gauge to distinguish the difference between the two types of Christians – let us review, ” The effects of temptation.”
Temptation comes upon a just man where the Old Man still tries to rule. The Old man breaks weak and yields to the temptation. The deceitfulness of sin brings forth death and then condemnation occurs.
In the case of a sanctified man lets review temptation. Temptation arises but the Old Man is gone. This believer does not yield to the temptation as the moral standard and power of God prevails. Victorious living and overcoming is the picture. Temptation is not yielded to. Christ gets the glory!
The Grace of God forgives sin. The Grace of God pardons the sinner. The Grace of God crucifies the Old Man. The Grace of God sanctifies the heart from the Old Adam. The Grace of God “destroys” the root of sin.
Temptation doesn’t have the same effect on a sanctified man…as it does a justified man.