“Second” Blessing, My Foot…

“It is wholly a false view, never accepted by the Church, that the Christian undergoes two conversions–that he first accepts Christ for justification, and afterwards, by a separate act, accepts Him for sanctification. Justifying faith is an act of a spiritually quickened soul. It accepts Christ as a Savior from sin–not mere judicial condemnation. The removal of guilt is in order to the removal of the pollution and the power of sin. The same act of faith, which accepts Christ as Priest, accepts Him as Prophet and King. He cannot be divided. Nor more, in any act of true faith, can forgiveness be separated from purification.” A.A. Hodge

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