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The Raw Ugliness of Sin (2012)

We see the raw ugliness of sin that destroys marriages and relationships. It maims little ones when they're young.

What happens when Christians try to skip conversion and go straight to power, or to sanctification? Abuse, destruction, and the absence of the Holy Spirit are the result of the raw, unchecked, ugliness of sin.

In the first work of grace–also called conversion, regeneration, and the new birth–a person becomes victorious over sin. The sinner stops sinning and becomes a saint. In the second work of grace, this saint is entirely sanctified and baptized in the Holy Spirit with power for ministry.

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