1. Dane
    07/04/2012 @ 10:12 pm

    This confuses me. If grace is irresistible at salvation and the will is yielding freely, what then changes in the process of sanctification? Is God’s grace then resistible? I know many believers who struggle in their sin, yet I also know believers who are victorious over their sin. If you have two believers who get caught up in pornography, and one believer gets victory, and the other one does not, who is to blame; God? If you blame the believer (hold them responsible) then God’s grace has to be available. If God’s grace is available then the one who is still addicted to porn is resisting God’s grace. This then leaves room for the victorious believer to have bragging rights – for his willingness got him his victory. If it is all of God, then, is it God’s will for the one to struggle with porn?

    I’m confused.

    • Kevin Hess
      02/02/2013 @ 4:47 pm

      Hey Dane, your confusion is your question. It isn’t in the context of the letter. You need a better understanding of Grace. Sin is often a teacher as was the Law. God is shaping and molding you into a “person” like Christ. Above your sin you have to be more mindful of how much God loves you, still. Victory over vice is on Gods time, just do your best. It’s more how we handle our problems then not having any. God wants to bless you right where your at. Walk in that assurance, or not

  2. Kevin Hess
    02/02/2013 @ 4:16 pm

    oh but catholics don’t see sanctification subordinate to justification. Justification is active (past present future) sanctification is the feet, per say. No feet, you wait in purgatory :)(joke).