I've been asked a few questions recently about the believer's role in sanctification. Do we actually expend effort in pursuing righteousness or do we simply meditate on the cross? There seems to be a new trend in teaching on sanctification that sees our role in sanctification to be one of contemplation and meditation on the death of Christ to the exclusion of any personal effort toward obedience. Here is an excellent article by Jay Adams on the issue. I encourage you to look up the Scripture references at the beginning of the article as they show the obvious truth of Adams' position.
Posted by Greg Birdwell