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[color=red:38e6doi2]There are two events that occur during glorification, these are “the receiving of perfection by the elect before entering into the kingdom of heaven,” and “the receiving of the resurrection bodies by the elect”[/color:38e6doi2]
Glorification is the third stage of Christian development. The first being justification, then sanctification, and finally glorification. “Glorification is the completion, the consummation, the perfection, the full realization of salvation.” (Rom. 8:28-30)
Receiving of Perfection
[color=red:38e6doi2]Glorification is the Protestant alternative to purgatory, as it is “the means by which the elect receive perfection before entering into the kingdom of Heaven.”[/color:38e6doi2]
While purgatory deals with the means by which the elect become perfect, glorification deals with the elect becoming perfect.
The majority of Protestant denominations believe in this form of glorification, although some have alternative names.