"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:" 1 Peter 3:15 (KJV)
What Is Sanctification? Part 2
The Gospel is under attack as others are coming up with other ideas on how to be saved. Sanctification seems to be an old-fashioned recommendation and the Baptism of the Holy Ghost is not preached in many of our, so-called, Christian denominations. It’s almost as if the pages that explain and describe this wonderful and powerful experience of the baptism of the Holy Spirit have been ripped from the Bible for this sector of our family of faith.
The reason for this crisis is because sound doctrine is designed to challenge the way we live our lives and tells us how to embrace a lifestyle that is acceptable before the Lord. Sound doctrine will tell us what to do and what not to do; and nobody likes to be told what to do.
We have embraced a way of thinking that establishes our imperfection as an excuse to embrace such imperfection. Our way of thinking has also managed to disqualify everybody from correcting us because after all, nobody is perfect.