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Self-Sanctification—Really?

January 10, 2024

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As we begin a new year it's important to view all that is going on in the world through the lens of scripture. Knowing God is in total control gives us a perspective with balance—it's not about this life, it's all about the next.

Our life on earth is almost nothing compared to the infinity/eternity that lies ahead.

"He is no fool who parts with that which he cannot keep, when he is sure to be recompensed with that which he cannot lose." - Jim Elliott, 1956

Being a Christian, knowing where we go immediately when we take our last breath on earth, is incomprehensible to a non-Believer. Then suddenly at death God's truth crashes in. Here are some quotes regarding what some famous atheists' said in their dying breaths:

THOMAS HOBBS—1679—Political philosopher:

"If I had the whole world at my disposal, I would give it to live one day. I am about to take a leap into the dark."

THOMAS PAYNE—1809—American founding father:

"What will become of me hereafter? for I am on the edge of hell here alone."

SIR THOMAS SCOTT—1594—Chancellor of England:

"Until this moment I thought there was neither a God nor a hell. Now I know and feel that there are both, and I am doomed to perdition by the just judgment of the Almighty."

VOLTAIRE—1778—famous anti-christian atheist:

“I will give you half of what I am worth if you will give me six [more] months of life."

(BTW...His bedside nurse responded, "I wouldn’t want to see another unbeliever die!")

DAVID HUME—1776—Atheist philosopher:

"I am in flames!"

SIR FRANCIS NEWPORT—1620—Head of an English Atheist club:

"You need not tell me there is no hell. I feel myself already slipping. Wretches, cease your idle talk about there being hope for me! I know I am lost forever! Oh, that fire! Oh, the insufferable pangs of hell"

ANTON LEVEY—1997—Author of the Satanic Bible and high priest of the religion dedicated to the worship of Satan:

"Oh my, oh my, what have I done, there is something very wrong. . . there is something very wrong.”

GANDHI—1948—Indian independence activist:

“For the first time in 50 years, I find myself in the slough of despond. All about me is darkness. . .I am praying for light."

And I might add, Stephen Hawking probably wants a do-over.

Famous Christians have a different perspective:
THE APOSTLE PAUL: “O death, where is thy sting?”
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KING DAVID: "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me;"
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Who goes to heaven and who goes to hell is all that matters. So as we creep up on the end of this age, always keep the main thing the main thing!
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Use us, Lord!

CQLJ!

BP

 


Self-Sanctification—Really?

Can we add anything to the finished work of the cross?

As you can see above, sanctification means to be made holy and set apart.

I have often said there is nothing a person can do or not do to make themselves any more or less acceptable to God, more or less holy. It’s not about us, rather, it’s all about what He did 2000 years ago.

But this teaching is at odds with some great Bible teachers who have taught that when you get saved, you are only sanctified positionally. Then throughout your life your good works somehow add to your sanctification. And that when a Believer dies, they then enter into heaven fully sanctified.

Charles Ryrie (whom I have great respect for) explains it this way:

“Sanctification is God setting the Believer apart for Himself; positionally at salvation, progressively throughout life, and ultimately when the Believer arrives in His presence in heaven.” — Charles Ryrie

But that makes no sense to me. That puts us directly in the middle of the sanctification process. How can I, a sinner, sanctify myself when there is nothing good in me? Paul couldn’t even sanctify himself!

For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh; for the willing is present in me, but the doing of the good is not. Rom. 7:18

When Isaiah was caught up to heaven (Isaiah 6) into the presence of the Lord, he immediately realized he was a sinful man in the presence of a perfect and holy God. Atonement/sanctification was necessary.

Then an angel flew to him and touched his lips with a coal from God’s altar, sanctifying him. The angel specifically said your iniquity (sin) is forgiven.

This is consistent with the dispensation of Israel—temporary atonement was necessary for forgiveness of sin. In the post-cross Church Age, Jesus’ blood on Calvary is our permanent atonement.

The point is that to be in the presence of the Lord, you had to be forgiven of your sins.

When we become Believers, our sin is forgiven so that we can be in the presence of God. Actually, at the time of our salvation, God enters us and lives in us.

Guard, through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us, 2Tim. 1:14

In order for God to live in us, we had to be totally 100% forgiven, totally cleansed. Nothing less would do. And as we saw in last week’s salvation study, once you’re saved, you’re always saved.(1) It’s all about what Jesus did 2000 years ago, not what we do or don’t do today.

All that to say, teaching that it’s up to us to do good works to continue the sanctification process yokes people with a works doctrine…which is Satan's  lie that Jesus didn't do enough on the cross, that we have to do something more to continue to be acceptable to God.

But once a Believer is sanctified, he can’t be more or less sanctified by what he does or doesn’t do. Jesus did it all. On the cross Jesus said “It is finished” just before He died. He didn’t say “I am finished,” or “I did most of it, so you take it from here.”

The word in the Greek that we translate “It is finished” is tetelestai. Archeologists have found ancient papyri tax receipts with this word written across them—meaning the tax was “paid in full.”

What Jesus was saying with His last words on the cross was that His redemptive work on the cross was complete. He had been made the perfect sacrifice to pay for sin, "paid in full!" There is nothing else that can be added to what Jesus did.

This final and complete act is seen in so many verses that use forms of sanctify in the past tense. Here are some of many...

To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, saints by calling… 1Cor. 1:2

For both He who sanctifies and those who are sanctified are all from one Father; Heb. 2:11

Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, 1Cor. 6:11

…we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. Heb. 10:10

…that He might sanctify the people through His own blood [2000 years ago], Heb. 13:12

For by one offering [2000 years ago] He has perfected for all time those who are sanctified. Heb. 10:14

However, this does not mean we are not commanded to sin less. Quite the contrary. We’re commanded to grow up, to mature in Christ and our knowledge of God’s Word.

…we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, Eph. 4:15b

...in your thinking be mature. 1Cor. 14:20b

…attain ….[Biblical] knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, Eph. 4:13b

… we also have as our ambition, … to be pleasing to Him. 2Cor. 5:9

So Believers are to have good works…and our good works are as much as we allow God to use us. We can’t, God can.

We live today stuck in our old sinful container, but our sins are forgiven making it acceptable for the Lord to live in us. When this life is over, or we are Raptured, we’ll discard our old flesh and receive a new, eternal container.

For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2Cor. 5:1

But any concept of self-sanctification is not Biblical. Just as Catholic A-millennial and anti-Jewish doctrines were initially embraced by Luther and others in the early Protestant movements, self-sanctification is just a bad doctrine holdover from the Catholic Church that too many good Bible teachers have yet to let go.

When God saved us, when we were born again, He cleansed us/sanctified us so well that He could immediately come into our lives to live forever.

Nothing we personally can do, or not do, will make us any more or less acceptable, more or less sanctified. It was ALL done at the cross.

Yea!

CQLJ!
 
BP
(1) https://compass.org/who-goes-to-heaven/



I feel sorry for anyone trying to understand what's going on in the world without using the Bible as a guide! BP

---Clicking on any fuzzy picture below usually clears it up---




WHO's Plan For The Planet

59-minute video
Yes, it's a long one. If you can't watch this soon I hope you find time later! Oh boy.

Netflix Film Connection to World Economic Forum

7-Minute Video
Well this is unnerving, but worth the watch!
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She also had an interesting interview by Tucker Carlson regarding Germany limiting food. CLICK HERE

A Culture In Collapse

Excellent Article
Victor Davis Hanson nails it ...
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"Some of the decay is existential and fundamental; some anecdotal and illustrative. But either way, while decline came about gradually over decades, its sudden and abrupt chaos during the three years of Biden’s presidency has shocked Americans.
.... American civilization has been turned upside down, and we have a rendezvous soon with the once unthinkable and unimaginable."

So I’m not a math genius, but one [death] in eight hundred shots times billions is a lot of people . . . 17 million deaths from the COVID vaccine? Just for perspective. I mean, that’s like the death toll of a global war.” -- Tucker Carlson

75% Of Morticians Still Seeing Fiber Clots In Deceased

They're not blood clots... three out of four morticians are finding self-assembling tissue clots in the arteries and veins! In a 2023 embalmer survey over 75% of morticians are still seeing tissue clots in bodies of the deceased—600,000 va((inated and dead Americans last year had these “large whitish fibrous structures" (again, not blood clots!).

But surprise, surprise, the CDC is not interested in the data! That’s because the CDC is controlled by the Globalists/Satanists who are purposefully pushing population reduction.


Should WHO be in charge of the United States' healthcare? Do you trust those in control of Biden? They have the authority...


Coming Soon—Global Surveillance

Article

CLICK HERE

AI has made it possible for the bad guys to seamlessly connect everything that we do online to everything that we do offline. Ouch. No doubt AI surveillance tools will be abused, and tyranny is on the rise all over the globe. CQLJ!

About Eating Those Bugs...

If you ever need a verse to explain why you don't plan to eat grasshoppers:

...you shall not make yourselves unclean with any of the swarming things that swarm on the earth. Lev. 11:44b

It's a bit weak dispensationally, but better than nothing!


Peter McCullough Quotes:

RSV Va((ine For Expecting Moms? No Thanks!

Vaccination during the third trimester of pregnancy is unprecedented and risky, since a vaccine-induced fever could precipitate stillbirth or premature delivery of the baby.

Yet, the CDC and the Bio-Pharmaceutical Complex has told young mothers they should take the risk (between the 32nd and 36th week of pregnancy) for theoretical protection of the newborn.

Only Asian women in the US have topped 10% for RSV vaccination rate while African American mothers remain the most conservative with under 5% rates of acceptance.

"For any mass vaccination campaign, these data would indicate a program failure. The mothers and families have been burned by genetic COVID-19 vaccines and unprecedented rates of injury, disability, and death. There is little appetite for a new vaccine during pregnancy among obstetricians, midwives, and expecting mothers." --Peter McCullough, MD

Regarding testifying to Congress Friday About Va((ines Killing People

"We are now four years into the COVID-19 pandemic. After hundreds if not thousands of physician media appearances, peer-reviewed publications and public presentations, the US House of Representatives will finally host medical specialists who have vast experience in treating COVID infections and managing the injuries resulting from COVID-19 va((ination.

"I've often wondered what were our Congressmen thinking as myself, Dr. Ryan Cole, and Dr. Kirk Milhoan appeared on national television telling America the infection was treatable and the va((ines were ill-advised. Were they hoping this would 'just blow over'? As the years wore on and the causality count rose from both the illness and the va((ines, it appears things are coming to a head." Peter McCullough, MD


Abortion has topped several infectious diseases as the world's leading cause of death for at least the fifth year in a row, even though multiple abortion restrictions have gone into place at the state level following the U.S. Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade.

Statistics compiled by Worldometer, a database that tracks quantitative data on health, the global population and other metrics in real-time, show that more than 44.6 million abortions were performed worldwide in 2023.

The last available snapshot of Worldometer from 2023, captured by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine on Dec. 31, shows that the number of abortions performed last year exceeds the combined number of casualties caused by the other leading causes of death listed.

When you consider life begins at conception, that throws a whole new light on this verse:

“It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea, than that he would cause one of these little ones to stumble." Luke 17:2 


If nothing else, we’re learning who to trust, and who not to trust in the future.


The bad guys want to control ALL the food in order to more easily control people. So we see movement in this direction all over the world.


Article

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CQLJ!

Islamists Kill 14 Christians in Nigeria

Article

CLICK HERE

Islamist militants carried out coordinated attacks on Christian communities in northeastern Nigeria on New Year’s Day, killing at least 14, Barnabas Aid reported Tuesday. The Islamists, dressed as soldiers, stormed into Gatamarwa and Tsiha villages in Chibok Local Government Area in Borno State, riding motorcycles and trucks fitted with machine guns.


38% Of Companies Expect Layoffs in 2024

Article

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- 38% of companies say they are likely to have layoffs in 2024
- 52% are likely to implement a hiring freeze in 2024
- Half say potential of a recession influencing potential layoffs
- 4 in 10 say layoffs are due to replacing workers with artificial intelligence (AI)

How about that!


Malayian Professor, Dr. Mustafa Ali, former WHO Expert Panel Advisor, Raises Alarm Over Increasing Cancer Incidences!

CLICK HERE

8-minute video, or read article, or look at screen shots below.


Religious and Philosophical Exemptions from School Vaccine Mandates—By State

Forty-five states and Washington, D.C., have laws accommodating religious exemptions from school vaccine requirements, while 15 states grant exemptions on the basis of personal, moral or other beliefs. Thirteen states allow exemptions on the basis of either. (CHD)


Fulfilled Bible Prophecy Shaping World In 2024

Article

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Mark Hitchcock does a great job outlining this!

 


Trump's Election Fraud Summary

Article

CLICK HERE

Never forget. And since they got away with it once....


Ramaswamy Scorches Reporter

90-second video

CLICK HERE

LOL! I still don't trust this guy but like what he says.

Here is another Rama-rant on Epstein: CLICK HERE

(BTW, never forget the pics from Epstein's "death" showed them carrying out a body with different ear lobes. So it's entirely possible he's still alive.)



Moving toward the Mark

Analysis from the Reserve Bank has revealed use of cash has fallen by more than half in just the past three years, to just 13 per cent of transactions. And it’s an accelerating trend too; more than two-in-three transactions were completed with cash in 2007.


 


Suddenly and Unexpectedly

Article

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A Disabled Vet Combed Obituaries for the Words ‘Suddenly’ and ‘Unexpectedly’ ...

Steve Connolly, a disabled Iraq War combat veteran and recovering alcoholic in Massachusetts, was horrified by the number of deaths among his friends at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings starting in 2021 after the COVID-19 vaccine rollouts. Experts said he made an astonishing data discovery that corroborates Ed Dowd's and Pierre Kory’s work on vaccine-induced excess deaths in all 50 states.


Over 300,000 Illegals From Africa, Middle East, Latin America Pass Through on Biden’s Open Border In December

5-Minute Video (couple of minutes is all you need to watch)

CLICK HERE

And don't forget, the majority of the illegal aliens are military-age men.



The world’s carried on (using fossil fuels), demand has continued to grow, and energy derived from fossil fuels has grown at 1.2% per year, essentially responsible for a whopping 80% of this growth. Only Europe and the United States is buying the lie to cut back on energy to "Save the planet." Hmmmm....


Kirsch/Bonnar Interview: 15 Va((inated Friends Died Suddenly

25-minute Video

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This is unexplainable unless the shots killed them.

Jay Bonnar's anecdote is statistically impossible if the COVID vaccines are safe

Jay lost 15 of his friends who all "died suddenly." All were vaccinated. Four dropped dead within 24 hours of the shot; 3 of the 4 were under 30 years old, perfectly healthy before their death. Wow, what a story.

Recap

  1. Jay is a 57-year old sales executive in Seattle, WA
  2. Jay has 7500 direct friends that he knows personally; he estimates 75% have taken the COVID vaccine: 5,625 vaxxed and 1,875 unvaxxed.
  3. 0 unexpected deaths in Jay’s history prior to the vax rollout; this includes during COVID, but before the vaccine.
  4. Since the COVID vaccines rolled out, Jay has lost 15 friends, all vaccinated, who died “unexpectedly.” None of his unvaccinated friends died.
  5. 4 of his 15 friends who died died within 24 hours of their COVID vaccine. I’d call this a smoking gun. It’s a clue as to what might have killed them.
  6. 3 of the 4 “same day” deaths were in people who were 30 years old
  7. None of them had COVID at the time they died or just before they died. Everyone who got vaccinated and died had COVID at least once. Jay estimates his vaccinated friends are getting COVID at a rate easily 4X more than his unvaccinated friends.
  8. Jay estimates he has roughly 7,500 friends (email contacts, LinkedIn contacts, etc). These are all direct relationships where Jay has spoken directly to that person.
  9. Before the COVID vaccines rolled out, Jay had never, in his entire life, known anyone who died unexpectedly. This means when he heard of the death, he would react as “wow, that was totally unexpected.” So someone who is involved in a traffic accident isn’t unexpected because accidents happen. Someone who has a long history of heart disease who dies from heart disease isn’t unexpected. Someone who is very old dying from natural causes or an accident isn’t unexpected. An unexpected death means the person was fine the day before they died and then, was dead the next day. For example, a 20-year-old who is totally fit dies in his sleep. Or a 40-year-old develops a “turbo cancer” and dies a couple of months later.
  10. Jay knows only one person who died from COVID.
  11. Jay is the very first person I’ve talked to who personally knew more than 10 people who died unexpectedly and who was willing to disclose their names so that third party fact-checkers could verify the information was true. This makes his story unique. So Jay wasn’t cherry picked from thousands of anecdotes. He was simply the first person who spoke to me who had a large enough sample to be statistically interesting and who could reveal names so that his story could be verified.
  12. However, even if I talked to everyone in the world, I wouldn’t be able to find anyone with Jay’s story if the vaccines were perfectly safe and not causing unexpected deaths (I’d have to chat with at least 2e21 people to find such a person which is 12 orders of magnitude more people than on planet Earth).

You can watch the interview with Jay here.

Conclusion ...

  1. The COVID vaccine is killing people at the rate of 1 per 1,000 doses. Jay’s data is exactly aligned with this. There were 14,000 estimated doses among his vaccinated friends and 15 of them died unexpectedly.
  2. The probability this happened by chance is given by poisson.sf(14, .25) which is 5.6e-22. So this can’t happen by chance. SOMETHING killed Jay’s friends and 4 of the 15 died on the same day as they were vaccinated. What do you think it was?
  3. Isn’t it amazing the power of a single anecdote? Many anecdotes, when they are reflective of the mean, don’t tell us much. But when an anecdote has skewed statistics like Jay’s, we can start get data that aligns perfectly with other statistical data we have gathered.
  4. The CDC and FDA are lying to you by claiming the COVID vaccine is safe (which means kills 1 in 1M). The probability the FDA is right is poisson.sf(14, .014)=1.2e-40 which basically says there is no way the FDA is right (14,000 doses should yield .014 deaths per the FDA, and Jay observed 15; we have to subtract 1 because the survival function is >X rather than >=X).
  5. There is no other way to explain away this data. For example, even if Jay is “more aware” of deaths now which accounts for the dramatic rise in unexpected deaths he observed post-vaccine, the sheer number of unexpected deaths Jay experienced relative to the size of his friend network make this an anecdote that cannot be dismissed with hand-waving arguments about heightened perception; it just means that one of the many mathematical analyses (rate before COVID vs. after COVID) could be attacked.
  6. The rate of unexpected deaths is probably around 100X higher than it was before the COVID vaccines (which was very small). Virtually all the increase in this category has been driven by the COVID vaccine. So, for example, in the last 55 years, Jay never had an unexpected death. But say he’s only noticing this since age 35. So 20 years, no events. Now he’s averaging 6 per year. So if he had one death in the 30 years, that would be a 120X increase.
  7. Note that athlete sudden deaths increased by just 19X (538/yr vs. an average of 29 per year per GoodSciencing.com), but there was a baseline of 29 expected deaths per year; the number of unexpected deaths (where people just died unexpectedly was likely <20% per year so 6 deaths that were truly unexpected, so the net new number of unexpected deaths is 509/yr vs 6/year is nearly a 100X increase).
  8. The only way to explain Jay’s evidence is that the COVID vaccine caused the 15 excess deaths.

Moving toward all nations against Israel...

The continuation of the Hamas war could threaten international support for Israel, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in an interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

“The voices from Israel’s strongest friends, like Canada, like Australia, especially like the United States... are becoming increasingly concerned that... the short-term actions being taken by Israel are actually putting at risk the long-term safety and even support for a Jewish state into the future,” Trudeau told CBC on Jan 4, 2024.


1 of 4 People Know Someone Who Died From Vax

Article

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Rasmussen survey also finds 42% say that, if there was a major class-action lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies for vaccine side effects, they would be likely to join the lawsuit.



Confirming what we already knew...



 



END, Compass eNews, January 11, 2024

 

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