“We are to reckon (count) ourselves to be dead to sin and alive to God in Christ
while trusting the Holy Spirit to keep the old nature in its place of death and
form Christ in us and in time the old nature loses it’s reigning power. Progressive spirituality.”
(Reckoning that Counts, Miles J. Stanford)
“Chafer (and those following his view) tend to stress a clear-cut distinction between
‘carnal’ and ‘spiritual believers’. This is a weakness leading to many errors and problems.
Believers are compositions of both ‘carnal’ and ‘spiritual’ characteristics. Through identification based spiritual growth, there is ‘progressively less carnality and more spirituality over time — progressive spirituality.”