Fellowship of Light

Atonement, Forgiveness and Sanctification

It clear that the death of Jesus is sufficient to atone for all sins, and that forgiveness is available to all who believe this, but sanctification must follow forgiveness. The parable of the unforgiving servant describes a man who was forgiven but not sanctified, so too the lazy servant in the parable of the talents, and the man without the correct wedding clothes in the parable of the wedding feast. We cannot earn salvation, but we can prove it by our deeds.