There seems to be a growing intramural discussion on the internet among those who say we must “try harder” to attain growth in holiness and those who say our growth in holiness comes from constantly returning to the Gospel — understanding that in Christ, it is finished. I’m with the latter camp; our standing is not based on our performance and our growth is based in His completed work.
Check out this clip from Josh Harris as he makes the case:
HT: Tim Brister
3 Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh? (ESV)