The doctrine of sanctification is one of the most controversial and one that is often misunderstood among all Christian doctrines. As a result of this misunderstanding, most Christians either withdraw from it or they tend to associated with its fanatical groups that seek its application within the realm of wrong interpretation. According to Strauss this has led to continued neglect and mistreatment of this important Christian doctrine. Sanctification has been used in different circumstance and by different authors of the important books of the bible. For example, Paul uses this doctrine extensively in his writing.