"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 6
Sanctification or holiness is a separation from the ways of the world into the ways of God. Our level of commitment to be holy determines how much we look or not like the world.
So you have Christians that were born again, but they were never disciple into this second work of grace of sanctification. They join denominations that are extremely liberal in their doctrines and that is obviously appealing to the desires of the flesh. In certain denominations you can be a Christian and still do what you like to do.
So it is ok to drink, is ok to party in a secular way, is ok to go to clubs, is ok to watch R Rated movies, is ok to see vulgar concerts, is ok to listen to secular music, is ok to dress in a sensual way, is ok to use profanity, is ok to lie, is ok to steal, is ok to fornicate, is ok to engage in homosexual lifestyles, is ok to gossip, is ok to be bitter, is ok to be un-forgiven etc., etc.
As you can see, this is a Christian that pretty much looks like the world that surrounds him/her; I will take it further and say that, this is a Christian that looks worst than the world. First Thessalonians 5:23 again, is key,
“Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” NKJV
The word Blameless means “Without fault”. That means that you can’t be accused of being involved in these various things that the world is involved with. Again, that does not mean that you are morally perfect, but you do all you need to do to stay away from those things that activate your sinful nature.
An independent thinker with a profound call to see the orthodoxy of the church and passion for Christ manifesting together. Angel was born in Brooklyn, New York in April of 1968, he was raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico where he earned his B.S. degree in Sociology with a minor in Education from the Inter American University in San Germán in 1991. That same year he moved to Jacksonville, Florida. After working construction jobs for a year and learning the English language, his first job working with foster-care children in the capacity of youth care worker was with Jacksonville Youth Sanctuary in September of 1992. With JYS he was promoted several times as group home supervisor, legal caseworker, and program director.
While in Jacksonville, Angel studied a couple of martial arts styles. After earning his black belt, he became the founder of Good Fight Ministries as he used martial arts as an instrument to preach the gospel. In 2004 Angel was selected Martial Arts Instructor of the Year for the State of Florida and in 2005 Angel was inducted in the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame where he also received the Christian Spirit Award. In July of 2005 Angel accepted his call to pastor a bilingual church in Winton, NC where he served for a couple of years. Five months later he lost his first wife to cancer in December of that same year. This initiated a deep valley of suffering in his life, a mountain of costly mistakes and the embracing of lifestyles of sin that are well documented through this blog.
In August of 2012 Angel moved to Fairbanks Alaska with his wife Rayette Casiano and six children who are now adults. In Alaska, Angel continued his social work-related career and his ministry of preaching, teaching and writing. Angel is the author of two books, Hope for the divorcee: Forgiving and Moving Forward and 7 Banderas de Esperanza: La Bendición de Yokdzonot. In January 8th of 2020 Angel and his wife moved to Arizona.
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