Is TPM the same as sanctification?

Is TPM the same thing as sanctification?


Theophostic Prayer Ministry assists in this sanctifying work, but is in not in any manner all that is involved in the sanctifying process. Sanctification is the "setting apart" of the believer from a life of sin unto a life of godliness and holiness. It is a broad term that describes many aspects of what God is doing in the believer's life following his conversion/rebirth. Sanctification has much to do with the inner transformation that is occurring at the heart level, with the mind renewal that is occurring experientially and cognitively, and involves the continual act of "putting to death the deeds of the body" (Rom. 8:13) and more. TPM participates in this broad spectrum of activity by seeking out that which is lie-based and looking to the Lord for His truth.

Sanctification cannot be understood outside of the context of salvation. The Baptist Faith and Message (Ed Smith is Southern Baptist) states it this way, "Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.

A. Regeneration, or the new birth, is a work of God's grace whereby believers become new creatures in Christ Jesus. It is a change of heart wrought by the Holy Spirit through conviction of sin, to which the sinner responds in repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Repentance and faith are inseparable experiences of grace. Repentance is a genuine turning from sin toward God. Faith is the acceptance of Jesus Christ and commitment of the entire personality to Him as Lord and Savior.

B. Justification is God's gracious and full acquittal upon principles of His righteousness of all sinners who repent and believe in Christ. Justification brings the believer unto a relationship of peace and favor with God.

C. Sanctification is the experience, beginning in regeneration, by which the believer is set apart to God's purposes, and is enabled to progress toward moral and spiritual maturity through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit dwelling in him. Growth in grace should continue throughout the regenerate person's life.

D. Glorification is the culmination of salvation and is the final blessed and abiding state of the redeemed.

Sanctification is a work of God and a cooperation of man. The Apostle Paul says, "may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass" (1 Thess. 5:23-24). But Paul also says, "in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth" (Eph. 4:22-24).