Entire Sanctification (Part 1)
The three parts of the process of sanctification are the new birth, then the process of growing incrementally by degree over time, then entire sanctification. Wesley applied by grace through faith alone to both justification and sanctification because both are a gift from God. Wesley’s teaching on grace included an understanding of free grace and he also embraced a synergism of divine/human cooperation. Cooperant grace leads up to entire sanctification, but entire sanctification itself is a species of free grace because it is a gift of God. The conjunctive approach of Wesley includes both cooperant and free grace. Wesley taught that sanctification is both gradual and instantaneous. Entire sanctification is a change in quality from impurity to purity that takes place instantaneously, not a change in degree that takes place incrementally.