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“Justification” and “Sanctification”
From now on, Christians in the New Testament are only named “the saints.” The other conceivable name, “the just,” is not used. It is not equally capable of describing the full content of the gift received. It rather refers to the unrepeatable event of baptism and justification. True, the recollection of this event is in need of daily repetition. It is also true that the saints remain justified sinners. But together with the unrepeatable gift of baptism and justification and its daily recollection, Christ’s death also warrants for us another gift, namely, the preservation of the life of those who are justified until judgment day. Living within this divine preservation is the process of sanctification