May 26, 2009

Sanctification is Glorification - Packer

J.I. Packer wrote:

"Paul's use of glory in 2 Corinthians 3:18 shows that for him sanctification of character is glorification begun. Then the physical transformation that gives us a body like Christ's, one that will match our totally transformed character and be a perfect means of expressing it, will be glorification completed (Phil. 3:20-21; 1 Cor. 15:49-53)." (emphasis mine)

Sanctification - The Christian Grows in Grace
J.I. Packer (from Concise Theology)

See here

If Packer is correct (and he is), then he is contradictory when he says that regeneration precedes justification and glorification.

If glorification encompasses sanctification, and sanctification encompasses regeneration, then regeneration follows calling and justification.

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