Seek after Holiness, Without Which No One Will See the Lord - Full Article | C.S. Lewis InstituteFor you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship you, for your righteous acts have been revealed. Since God is of infinite honor, infinite majesty, and infinite holiness, the slightest sin is of infinite consequence. The slightest sin is nothing less than cosmic treason when we realize against whom we have sinned. When they compare themselves with others or measure themselves by the standard they apply to themselves or among each other, they have some reason perhaps to pride themselves in something and to put their trust in it. If for insignificant, guilty, and impure persons there is to be a possibility of true religion, that is, of genuine fellowship with God, of salvation and eternal life, then God on his part must reestablish the broken bond, again take them into fellowship with him and share his grace with them, regardless of their guilt and corruption.
The Hole in Our Holiness
We are too at peace with worldliness in our homes, too at ease with sin in our lives, too content with spiritual immaturity in our churches. Gods mission in the world is to save a people and sanctify his people. Christ died that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised 2 Cor. We were chosen in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him Eph. Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify herso that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish Eph.
The Hole In Our Holiness Goes Even Deeper
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About the Author. DeYoung draws together biblical and theological sources and applies them to encourage a healthy practice of growth in grace. Mind the Gap 2. The Reason for Redemption 3. The Impetus for the Imperatives 5.