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View Poll Results: Which is more important to your walk with the Lord?
Positional 10 71.43%
Practical 4 28.57%
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Old 04-16-2007, 10:32 AM
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Default Positional or Practical Holiness?

Which is more important to your walk with the Lord?

Positional Holiness--"In Christ"--secured by Christ on the Cross eternally

Practical Holiness--things done to follow Christ and honor God each day
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how about an option for "both" ?
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how about an option for "both" ?
I'll second that.
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Of course both are important. However, the poll is designed to determine views of which is more important.
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Old 04-16-2007, 10:46 AM
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Good thread. I voted practical, because I think that should stem from positional, at least for a mature Christian.
A newer believer would most likely vote positional.
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A newer believer would most likely vote positional.
I am curious how you come to this conclusion?
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Old 04-16-2007, 10:59 AM
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I voted Positional because it is foundational. Without the Positional, the Practical is none other than filthy rags - i.e., we are still in our sins without the Positional. And once we are justified, if we forget the Positional, then we fall into legalism, pride and performance-based sanctification. (But on the flip side, if we downplay the Practical, then we can drift towards antinomianism.) The Gospel is not just for unbelievers only. The Gospel is for believers, too. I John 1:9 - 2:2.

Bottom line, both are important, but the Positional is foundational now and forevermore.
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Of course both are important. However, the poll is designed to determine views of which is more important.
Based on ... "things done to follow Christ and honor God each day"

A newer believer may not know all the ins and outs of following Christ daily, as they are just starting to read their Bibles and pray. They still may have held over sin in their lives from the "old creation" and my not be keen on what honors God and what doesn't. They also may not have a grasp on the great commission and what is expected out of a follower of Christ.

I agree with Andy that without positional, there can be no practical.
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I voted Positional because it is foundational. Without the Positional, the Practical is none other than filthy rags - i.e., we are still in our sins without the Positional. And once we are justified, if we forget the Positional, then we fall into legalism, pride and performance-based sanctification. (But on the flip side, if we downplay the Practical, then we can drift towards antinomianism.) The Gospel is not just for unbelievers only. The Gospel is for believers, too. I John 1:9 - 2:2.

Bottom line, both are important, but the Positional is foundational now and forevermore.
This is why I voted for it
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I'm not sure that the question makes sense to me. My walk with the Lord IS practical holiness. But knowing the difference between practical and positional righteousness is very important to a proper understanding of scripture.
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