Ligon Duncan Writes Short Article on Sanctification

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan, John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at RTS Jackson, has recently contributed a short article to the RTS quarterly magazine, Ministry and Leadership, entitled "The Joy of Sanctification." The article aims to explore the tension felt by believers between trusting the totally efficient grace of Christ over their own works and "working out their salvation with fear and trembling." As he writes in the article, "How do we handle the prolific 'oughts,' 'shoulds' and 'musts' (commands) of the New Testament? If we say that Christianity proclaims 'done,' not 'do' (which is a wonderfully true statement about our redemption and justification), how do we relate that to the 'do' of our sanctification?"

You can read Dr. Duncan's article here, starting at page 6, or simply look for the latest copy of Ministry and Leadership in your mailbox.

You can also listen to a sermon given at Twin Lakes Fellowship on the same topic by Dr. Duncan in April 2012, here.

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