In recent thread(s), the view that the Scriptures teach "progressive sanctification" has been posted. I would like to see this thread engage either a defense or a refutation of that view. To establish my own view, I will state that I have not to this date found a single Scripture that teaches that sanctification, sanctify, sanctified, or any other form of the use of the word is a mater of progress - especially of any human generated effort. As I have stated in more than one post, the word is not "to set apart" as if some move takes place. The Scripture does not use the word some would enjoin as meaning "set apart" as some prepositional geographical move and it be applied accurately to sanctification. Rather, it is a declaration, title of ownership, ... a positional statement in which the word is used, not a moving of elements prepositional statement. I have used the following in recent thread(s) as illustrative. The temple/tabernacle and all that pertain were sanctified. In that declaration there was no modifications, modulations, upgrades... rather a statement (and anointment by the oil of the apothecary signifying place of healing) that the temple/tabernacle were sanctified. One distinguishes their car from all other vehicles in the world by a single document. The title. Both of these show exactly the "set apart" that sanctification, sanctify... means. There is no prepositional movement in which one is removed from one place and set to another, or movement of progress from worldly to more Christlike. Such is NOT sanctification, but is the glorification of the believer and the maturing as a believer. So, the genesis of this thread assumes that there is NO progressive sanctification that is Scriptural, but a misapplication of terms to that which indicates a maturing growth through the leadership of the Holy Spirit and understanding of the Word. This thread will hopefully allow those who do contend for a progressive sanctification to prove BY Scripture in context the validity of their view. If I am wrong, I will humbly admit it and recant. But it must be shown by Scriptures and the words sanctify, sanctified, sanctifies,... must appear somewhere in the Scriptural text and not just be "assumed."