Holiness and Sanctification

Herald of Holiness, Volume 77 (1988)

Full-text pdf files of Herald of Holiness, Volume 77 published in 1988.

The Herald of Holiness (now titled "Holiness Today") is the denominational publication for the Church of the Nazarene. The magazine serves Nazarenes around the world and all Christians seeking holiness material. Holiness Today is a print magazine with articles geared to enhance holiness living by connecting Nazarenes with our heritage, vision, and mission through stories of God at work in the world. Articles are written by pastors, lay experts in various fields, and denominational leaders.

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“We’ve Got Spirit, Yes we do:” Sanctification in the Acts Church

Abstract: The Greek word pneuma offers insight into the difference between salvation and sanctification as understood by the Acts church. Salvation is cleansing from sin, symbolized by water images including water baptism. Sanctification is filling with the Holy Spirit, symbolized by air images including a dove. The word pneuma means spirit, breath, air, or wind. This essay suggests that the Acts church would have conceived of sanctification as exchanging our human breath, for the Holy Breath of God.

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