Holiness- Entire Santification
The Work of the Holy Spirit
We believe that entire sanctification is that act of God, subsequent to regeneration, by which believers are made free from original sin, or depravity, and brought into a state of entire devotement to God and the holy obedience of love made perfect. It is wrought by the baptism with the Holy Ghost and comprehends in one experience the cleansing of the heart from sin and the abiding, indwelling presence of the Holy Ghost, empowering the believer for life and service. Entire sanctification is provided through the blood of Jesus, is wrought instantaneously by faith preceded by entire consecration, and to this work and state of grace the Holy Spirit bears witness (Romans 6:6,11,13, 22; 12:1; 15:16; Galatians 2:20; Hebrews 10:14-15; 13:12-13). 18. This experience is also known by various terms representing its different phases, such as “Christian Perfection,” “Perfect Love,” “Heart Purity,” “the Baptism with the Holy Ghost,” “the Fullness of the Blessing” and “Christian Holiness.”
The Witness of the Spirit
The witness of the Spirit is that inward impression wrought on the soul whereby the Spirit of God immediately and directly assures our spirit that Bible conditions are met for salvation and the work of grace is complete in the soul (Romans 8:16). Therefore, the Spirit bears witness to both the salvation of the sinner and the sanctification of the believer (Hebrews 10: 14-15; (I John 5:10).