From Saint of Christ of TheTruthLover.WordPress.com, a very good word on our identity in Christ.
According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love– Ephesians 1:4
The doctrine of holiness is one that’s been grossly misconstrued by many in the Church. Many equate holiness with “sinlessness,” but holiness has nothing to do with what you do. The presence of God in your life/spirit is what makes you holy. The entire doctrine of holiness in the Bible, from the Old Testament to the New Testament, has nothing do with your actions; rather, it has to do with who you are and where you are. Only a holy man can live holy; you can’t “practise” holiness to become holy. Holiness is actually positional; God’s presence in, and upon you, makes you holy. You have to first be holy, before you can live a holy life. This is why in…
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