Thursday, 16 April 2009 21:56
Holiness is the essence a Christian life, a manifestation of salvation from sins committed. It is only attainable after one is truly sorry for their sins, and a holy life is maintained by God's grace, which is sufficient for everyone. The Lord told Moses to tell his people "...Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy" (Leviticus 19:2).
Holiness is something that is not preached in mere religion. Churches fear that preaching holiness will ward off the masses, and unfortunately, they are probably right. The masses aren't interested in a sanctified holy spirit, but would rather assuage their guilt with the glossy lie preached over pulpits in mainstream religion that Christ accepts those in their sins. God calls us to something better than that.
I John 3:4 states "Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law." God says in the Bible that living without sin is holiness. Therefore, we must not sin in order to be holy in God's eyes.
Galatians 6:8 states that "For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting." The Spirit in this scripture is referring to the Holy Spirit. We need to sow, or live our life in such a way, that the Spirit is glorified. If we are holy in this way, the Bible promises "life everlasting," or a home in Heaven.