Catechism – Question 43

Catechism – Question 43


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It is our hope that as families work together to learn the fifty-two questions and answers found in this catechism, they will increase not only in knowledge, but in the fruit of the Spirit, as they grow to love God with all of their hearts.

Hebrews 10:14
For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.

Question 43
What do justification and sanctification mean?

Answer:
Justification means our declared righteousness before God, made possible by Christ’s death and resurrection for us. Sanctification means our gradual, growing righteousness, made possible by the Spirit’s work in us.

Kids Answer
Justification means our declared righteousness before God. Sanctification means our gradual, growing righteousness.

This week’s question helps:
Justification: Can Anyone Really Be Blameless (An article by Dr. John Piper)
Sanctification: What is Sanctification (An article from Ligonier Ministries)

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