United Faith Church in Barnegat, New Jersey believes and teaches that sanctification is a work made possible by God the Father, through Jesus Christ, and completed by the Holy Spirit. United Faith Church trusts that God, Himself, sanctifies those who put their trust in Him and walk in obedience to His commands. The blessing of walking in obedience to God is called sanctification, as United Faith Church believes. The process of sanctification is an act of God the Father in which He imparts His holiness into the lives of believers. United Faith Church believes that the work of Christ does not cease at salvation, but rather it just begins, and His work continues throughout the life of the believer. Therefore, United Faith Church teaches that sanctification is an ongoing process for the believer that continues until he or she goes on to meet the Lord.
United Faith Church in Barnegat also teaches the importance of submitting to the commands of God during the process of sanctification and actively practicing obedience to Him. God is the One who sanctifies and leads His people by the power of the Holy Spirit into an ever-increasing measure of holiness.
Jesus lived a sanctified life, made evident by His obedience to God the Father. His obedience was rewarded with the holy presence of God wherever He went. United Faith Church acknowledges that just as Jesus sought to please the Father through His obedience, so should believers strive to please the Father above all else. This obedience, coupled with God’s sanctifying power, produces an inner change transforming believers into the likeness of His Son. God honors those who honor Him, and in turn, He imparts His holiness to them. United Faith Church affirms that through sanctification, the believer is set apart to do the works of God.
United Faith Church in Barnegat recognizes the great privilege of being set apart for the Lord. God has chosen His Church to be set apart from the world by upholding His Word and worshiping Him in spirit and truth. He sets apart His Church to shine the light of the Gospel and carry it to the nations. He compels believers to love the lost, heal the sick, demonstrate His glory, and to do the work of the Kingdom! The Apostle Peter passionately admonished the Church with the Word of God that commands believers to “Be holy, as I am holy” (1 Peter 1:16). This command is the call for United Faith Church believers and believers across the nation to be sanctified and set apart for the very use of God.
United Faith Church in Barnegat believes that the power of the Holy Spirit will cause a believer to purpose him/herself to turn away from sin. He enables His people to change and to better themselves for the glory of God. He empowers believers to no longer be controlled by the flesh, but led by the Spirit of God producing love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. United Faith Church teaches that God enables the believer to live a holy life by His sanctification. Jesus prayed in John 17 for God to "Sanctify them by Your truth." United Faith Church teaches that the Word of God is truth and as believers follow the truth they are sanctified by God's mighty power.
United Faith Church in Barnegat acknowledges the call to walk in obedience to God the Father by the strength He gives through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Many at United Faith Church are being made holy as they obey the Lord and walk each step by faith in alignment with His Word. The members of United Faith Church in Barnegat are a people who are on a journey of sanctification, being set apart to impact those around them for the glory of God. United Faith Church believes and teaches that the Lord looks to dwell amongst a people that are preparing themselves for His return. He delights in those who have been set apart for holiness and who walk out their faith in obedience, as United Faith Church believers strive to do, demonstrating His power in the blood of Jesus to bring victory over sin, and leading many to the sanctifying power of the Lord Jesus Christ.