Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Church, Justification, Sanctification, West Virginia
Christian Denominations and Sects | Christianity | Liturgy and Worship | Practical Theology | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Hill, Todd, "Justification and Sanctification in the Southern Baptist Church in West Virginia; Implications in Worship and Practice of Faith" (2014). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 808.
The purpose of this project is to investigate the doctrines of justification and progressive sanctification and its implications in the Southern Baptist Churches in West Virginia. In the Southern Baptist Churches in West Virginia, there seems to be much confusion concerning the subject of justification and sanctification in the life of the believer. This confusion appears to grow out of a misunderstanding of sanctification and its relationship to justification from the error of Roman Catholic doctrine of blending justification and sanctification. The result of this study will expose the disparity of understanding concerning these doctrines and produce a teaching resource for a deeper understanding and stronger walk of faith in the church.
Through an online survey of church leadership and the survey of theological studies, the various understandings to be presented are analyzed, compared and evaluated, on the basis of the relationship of justification and sanctification.