College of Arts and Sciences
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
abundant life, salvation, sanctification
Coe, Rodney Gerald, "There Must Be More: God's Prescription for Living the Abundant Life" (2023). Masters Theses. 952.
Abundant life is a life that finds true satisfaction and fulfillment in Jesus alone. It is living in such a way that we realize life begins and ends in Christ. We cannot find abundant life in temporary pleasures, wealth, earthly success, or the praise of man. Abundant life begins in justification, grows more complete in sanctification, and is complete in glorification. 2 Peter 1-11 is where God outlines abundant life here on Earth. It speaks directly to the sanctification part of salvation. Peter writes that faith begins when we are justified by Jesus at Calvary and that our sanctification is what we are to add to our faith in 2 Peter 1:5-7. These seven characteristics of life and Godliness of sanctification Peter writes about are essential to our lives here on Earth. These seven traits, once lived out, enable the Christian to have abundant life today. The traits serve as a plan for spiritual growth in the sanctification process.