The sinner must be sorry for rejecting jesus christ

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The sinner must be sorry for rejecting Jesus Christ through sinfulness (a significant insight for me-Elliott). Through salvation an individual becomes a ‘new creature’, having a new identity in Christ (II Corinthians 5:17). Therefore if any person (engrafted) in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old (previous moral and spiritual condition) has passed away (Amplified Bible). Sanctification Sanctification comes from the word “sanctify’ which originates from the Greek word hagiazo which means to be set apart. 15 Sanctification is the ‘setting apart’ of those who have salvation for the divine purpose of God and is the process of becoming mature; conformed to the image of Christ (being made perfect). 15 Joseph Thayer and James Strong, Thayer's Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament: Coded with Strong's Concordance Numbers (Hendrickson Publishers; Rei Sub Edition, 1996).
The Apostle Paul told the Phillipians to ‘work out your salvation’ (Phillipians 2:12). By this, he was not suggesting that they could add anything to finished work of Christ. He was saying that because they had been saved through the death and resurrection of Christ, that there is some human responsibility; things they must do not FOR salvation, but BECAUSE of salvation. As explained by Goettsche there are many actions involved in the working out of salvation: We are to work at making sure that our hope is truly grounded in Christ and not on our own efforts We are to work at taking advantage of the ways that God has given us to help us grow. We should read the Bible, pray, worship, serve, give, fast and so forth. We should work to make a break with sin. We are not to just sit back passively, but are to work at repentance and renewal. We are to work at adopting and applying the positive behaviors that the Bible admonish- es. In other words, we are to work at love, compassion, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, endurance and others. We are to guard against the influence of the world. In other words we will adjust our friendships, our amusements; our use of time in order to combat the real presence of sin in our lives (pg1). 16 This working out of salvation – the process of sanctification can be utilized within the context of sexual addiction. The Bible addresses the issue of sexual addiction within the context of sexual immorality. “It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know God; and that in this matter no one should wrong or take advantage of a brother or sister. The Lord will punish all those who 16 Bruce Goetsche, "Working out Your Salvation" (accessed June 16, 2011 2011).
commit such sins, as we told you and warned you before. For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. Therefore, anyone who rejects this instruction does not reject a human

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