Sunday, November 30, 2008
THE NEED FOR BIBLICAL HOLINESS
We are commanded by God, ''Be ye holy, for I am holy.'' Paul in The Book of Hebrews says that ''without holiness no man shall see the Lord. We were sanctified [set apart] positionally at the moment of our initial conversion experience. This is our Standing before God. Now we need to set ourselves apart unto God from whatever comes in between us and Him, in our daily living. Worldliness runs unchecked in our churches. Worldliness has made us dress and act like the world, and go to the same places, and seek the same pleasures as the lost do. Christ died that we might be His people, and the sheep of His pasture. He tells us ''Come out, and be ye separate from the world, and touch not the unclean thing, and I will receive you.'' To be an effective witness, we must be separated unto God from the World. The world is watching us, and when we give in to our old natures, they will say, ''I thought you said you were A Christian, that Christ has changed you.'' This brings reproach not only on us, but on our Lord. So Be ye holy, as He is holy, in all things, you do or say.