Wednesday, December 10, 2008
The Understanding of The Godhead's transcendent purity is necessary to understand Biblical Doctrine. Having The Righteousness of Christ, imputed and imparted, is the only way one can be reconciled to God. We are living in a day, where little is preached, or taught, on the Holiness of God, and as a result, the church's doctrine and ethics have been tarnished. Entertainment has replaced worship, the gospel is misunderstood and neglected, and the church assimilates herself to the culture, instead of seeking to transform it, through the teaching and preaching of the Word of God. Something has to be done, if the church is to regain her saltiness. She must return to holiness, which affects our worship, doctrine, and personal walk in Christ. Today, the sinfulness of sin is not grasped, because the holiness of God is not grasped. Sin will only be understood for what it is, When God is understood for who He is. In both Testaments God calls His people to be a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. Just as the Levtical Priest represented the individual before God, so we represent the lost before God in prayer. Therefore we must be holy, as He is holy.