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Salvation Phases … OR … My Ambassador of Kwan

SOTERIOLOGY is the theological term for the study of salvation. Although humans have certain roles/responsibilities in the process, salvation is not something people do, but something that God does.

Of course, in describing our being saved, we must ask, “Saved from what?” This answer has three parts, for Christian salvation is portrayed in three aspects, or phases: Justification, Sanctification, and Glorification.

JUSTIFICATION (Past Tense)
I have been saved from the penalty of sin.

SANCTIFICATION (Present Tense)
I am being saved from the power of sin.

GLORIFICATION (Future Tense)
I will be saved from the presence of sin.

Is salvation justification or is it sanctification or glorification? When God saves we get it all, the “Kwan” of salvation, a three-fold salvation. Those He justifies, He sanctifies and glorifies.

In subsequent posts, I plan to detail each of these three aspects (i.e., justification, sanctification, and glorification) to show the greatness of God’s salvation. He is the ultimate Ambassador of Kwan.

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About Eric "Gunny" Hartman

Gunny is pastor of Providence Church in Plano, TX, and has taught at Dallas Theological Seminary and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has completed coursework for a PhD in Rhetoric at University of Texas at Arlington and tries to be a good father to his 4 kiddos, exhibited by coaching a girls soccer team.

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