A Biblical Theology of Sanctification from Genesis to Revelation
God's holiness and the sanctification of his people are key themes throughout the biblical narrative. In this addition to the Short Studies in Biblical Theology series, Marny Köstenberger explores the topic of sanctification--being set apart by God for holiness--which is the impetus for a believer's God-given mission.
Surveying the Bible from beginning to end, Köstenberger teaches that sanctification is a trinitarian enterprise: God creates humanity in his holy image, Christ delivers them from sin, and the Spirit applies the benefits of Christ's saving work, restoring the original image in Christ. At the core, a believer's union with Christ, and their experience of abiding in him, powerfully propels their growth in holiness.