Book: Beliefs and Doctrines of the New Testament Church

Sanctification is the act of setting someone or something apart for a holy purpose and use. Christians are in a continuing state of sanctification after repentance, baptism by immersion, and the receiving of the Holy Spirit as a begettal from God the Father. In the Scriptures, Christians are referred to as saints, meaning those who have been made holy by the sanctification of God the Father.

Scriptural References

I Cor. 1:2 Eph. 5:25-27 II Thess. 2:13-14
I Cor. 6:11 Ex. 31:13; 40:9-13 Lev. 21:1, 8
Eph. 1:3-4 Jer. 1:5 John 17:15-19