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What Holiness is and what it is not – Ephesians 5:1 – 2

Holiness Defined Biblically

The Holy Bible Defines Holiness

Holiness is not being perfect but it has a lot to do with the attitude towards sin. I believe that it is a Christian’s privilege to attain a state in which he or she is entirely free from sin, both inwardly and outwardly. This is not to say that evil and vicious suggestions from the mind and other people will not be made to the holiness pursuer but that he or she is expected not to yield nor be sympathetic with the suggestions.

Complete holiness require one to have a positive character. I believe it includes the spiritual grace of love, meekness, humility, etc. 

 

The Thin line between Temptation and Sin

 This brings me to the critical and crucial point of defining the difference between sin and temptation. We know that temptation can culminate into sin but temptation is not sin. A holy being may be tempted just as both the holy Eve / Adam and the holy Jesus Christ were tempted; to Adam it was before sin, and to Jesus Christ it was without sin.

The exact point at which sin occurs is when the mind, soul and body agrees to go with the temptation. Deep down in each and everyone’s heart there is a well known line that separates sin from temptation. Anything to be a temptation must have a natural power to awaken an impulse toward it, and sin does not reside in a mere impulse of nature but starts at the point where the soul is conscious of a mood to yield to what it supposes to be sin. The faithful God will not allow me and you, His own chosen, to be tempted beyond what we can bear (1 Corinthians 10:13).

Please note: A big part of this article has been removed. This is due to conviction in my spirit that the removed portion was not correct.

A holy Christian may fall for the sins listed in this article ‘ Living a Holy Life does not mean living out of this world’.

Revised: 17 March 2016, 4 April 2016

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