• How will we become sinless in heaven? Question and Answer

    1 John 3:2

    SPROUL: This is why we talk about the order of salvation and the way the term salvation is used in every tense of the Greek verb—“we were saved,” “we were being saved,” “we have been saved,” “we are saved,” “we will be saved,” “we will be being saved.” The pattern is that we’re justified the moment we believe. Luther’s famous motto, simul justus et peccator, “at the same time just and sinner,” means we’re justified by an imputed righteousness but remain sinners in and of ourselves. However, sanctification begins immediately. We are being conformed to the image of Christ as … View Resource