I recently had the privilege of sitting down with David Wheaton on The Christian Worldview radio program to talk about my book, Sanctification: The Christian’s Pursuit of God-Given Holiness. It was a pleasure to be David’s guest and to meditate again on the Bible’s foundational truths concerning the believer’s pursuit of sanctification. I hope our conversation will be edifying to you as well.
1:44 – Tell us about your background, how you became a follower of Christ, and what you do now.
4:51 – Can you give us a definition of sanctification?
5:55 – Sanctification is often thought of as follows: “I’m sanctified if I’m doing good things, and not doing sinful things.” Is that accurate?
8:35 – Explain the two pitfalls of Quietism and moralism in the pursuit of sanctification.
15:40 – Why is sanctification so little preached and discussed in the evangelical church? Or is it?
17:57 – What’s the relationship between sanctification and participation in secular culture?
20:33 – Talk briefly about how sanctification is both internal and external.
24:15 – What is the Holy Spirit’s role in sanctification?
25:35-26:40, 30:28-30:47 – How is this command to fix our eyes on Christ the key to pursuing sanctification?
34:19 – One often hears about a “Gospel-centered” approach to sanctification. What does that mean? Is that the same as fixing your eyes on Jesus?
38:08-39:32, 42:29 – Talk about the idea of overcoming sin and temptation by turning our affections toward loving what God loves.