OK. So the previous post wasn’t my best work. It’s lack of clarity no doubt reflecting the sludge-like state of my brain yesterday.
This is what I meant by the two axes — they form a grid:
If you can forgive my messy writing, one of the interesting things is the way the Reformed emphasis — God definitively sanctifies us through Jesus by the Spirit — seems to cross some of the categories.
On the one hand, it’s clearly a Box 4 thing — a decisive, all or nothing thing that is primarily about our position before God (we are made holy and blameless in his sight). On the other, it also fits Box 2 — we really are changed, launched on a new course of life in which we’re being transformed more and more into the likeness of Christ.
That is all.