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Sometimes DeYoung’s statement is offered up to me as a sort of theological Gordian Knot. “How are you going to explain this pastor?” I think they imagine DeYoung’s comment represents some irreconcilable dilemma. A bombshell observation. Of course, this discussion (the one underneath the quote) is not new. The relationship between justification and sanctification has been puzzling Protestants for fifteen hundred years. It’s part of who we are.