1. Today I was speaking to a fellow SBC pastor about the mystery of sanctification. 2. To appreciate this mystery of sanctification, you must be a Calvinist: a. How is it that even after we have been regenerated and given a new nature to desire God, we sin against God, even to the point of falling away for a season? b. How is it that Paul says that it is God who is at work in us to work and to do according to God's good pleasure (Phil.2:13) and yet believers sin, even to the point of falling away for a season? 3. And Why, at the same time, some believers who have the same Spirit of God in them, never so sin as to fall away for a season? 4. After much discussion, we both concluded that these scenarios all point to the Mystery of Sanctification.