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Teaching Holiness

Teaching Holiness:
The Why and the How


Here's what the Bible says about holiness

“Do not be conformed to the desires that you formerly had in ignorance. Instead, as he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct; for it is written, ‘You shall be holy, for I am holy’”           (1 Peter 1:14-16).

“Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God” (2 Corinthians 7:1). 

“Pursue peace with everyone, and the holiness without which no one will see the Lord” (Hebrews 12:14).

Is personal holiness important? Yes. It’s a salvation matter!


Ellen G. White urged upon us:

“At the very outset of the Christian life every believer should be taught its foundation principles. He should be taught that he is not merely to be saved by Christ’s sacrifice [justification] but that he is to make the life of Christ his life and the character of Christ his character [holiness].”    
(Ellen G. White, Christ’s Object Lessons, pp. 57, 58).


A prominent Christian writer despairs our weak proclamation:

It is “my belief that there is need to blow the whistle on the sidelining of personal holiness that has been a general trend among Bible-centered Western Christians during my years of ministry.

          “It is not a trend that one would have expected, since Scripture insists so strongly that Christians are called to holiness, that God is pleased with holiness but outraged by unholiness, and without holiness none will see the Lord. . . . To my mind it is a sad and scandalous fact, and one that needs to be reversed” (J. I. Packer, Rediscovering Holiness: Know the Fullness of Life With God, p. 9).

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