Mission Statement

 

J-Bomb Mission Statement on Sanctification


 
Sanctification "rests on the indispensable foundation of death to self and cannot proceed  except insofar as that foundation is being firmly laid and sustained".

The foundation of death to self is "laid and sustained" where God's work of energizing us through the Holy Spirit, and our work of "right thinking" on the Word of God converges upon our regenerated hearts (Ezek. 36:27, Phil. 2:13, Rom. 12:2, Col. 3:2-3, Eph. 4:23-24, Col. 3:10).

 Our work of "right thinking" is:
  • to set our "minds on things that are above" (Col. 3:2)
  • to "put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge" of our Creator (Col. 3:10)
  • so that we might "grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior  Jesus Christ" (2 Peter 3:18)
  • and be better receivers of God's grace

Therefore, we seek to pursue our work of "right thinking" on the "knowledge of the Lord" by consistent and meaningful interaction with God's Word on this blog, in class, and in our homes.

And because "right thinking" will often be in opposition to our feelings and desires, we affirm that our Christian walk must primarily be action originating from "right thinking" and not action originating from feelings and desires.
  •  Our action must be based on God's interpretation of the facts - who He is; who we are; our relationship to Him.

We do not seek after "right thinking" as an end in itself, but in order that, to God's glory, we might be sanctified to properly love God, love our neighbor, worship and witness by:
  • displacing our thinking with God's thinking
  • displacing our desires with God's desires
  • displacing our motives with God's motives
  • finding our identity in Christ
  • finding contentment in Christ
  • finding peace and joy in Christ

Therefore we pray that as we purpose daily to "put on the new self" and become more like Christ that:
  • by the light of God's holiness, our guilt is exposed - that we might be "Traumatized by God's Holiness"
  • through submission to the gospel, God's grace is received - that we might be "Dumbfounded by God's Grace"
  • and in gratitude for God's "mighty deeds", our worship is offered up - that we might show ourselves to be "Astonished by God's Mighty Deeds"