Once we’re saved are we perfect?

This is great question that came up in discussion last week, and the answer lies in understanding the difference between two terms:

  • justification‘ – this means being made right with God (we have been forgiven), and it’s a one-off event when we’re saved
  • sanctification‘ – this means being made holy (we are being purified), and it’s an ongoing process of growing in our faith and becoming more like Jesus in the way we live.

Both are works of God’s amazing grace to us.

Deep stuff, right? If you want to explore this more, CARM have a written a great article explaining the difference in a bit more detail.