Title

Gradual Nature of Sanctification: Σάρξ as Habituated, Relational Resistance to the Spirit

Publication Date

11-2014

Abstract

Possessing a helpful explanation of the slowness of spiritual change can be encouraging to Christians who are not growing spiritually as quickly or consistently as they might have hoped. While the classic Christian obstacles of “the world, the flesh, and the devil” provide general categories for explaining the slowness of change, this article proposes a relational understanding of “the flesh” as resistance to the Holy Spirit that offers an explanatory framework for the gradual nature of sanctification.

Keywords

Sin; Sanctification;

Publication Title

Themelios

Volume

39

Issue

3

First Page

470

Last Page

483

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