We must be holy, because this is the one grand end and purpose for which Christ came into the world [2 Cor 5:15; Eph 5:25-26; Titus 2:14]… Jesus is a complete Saviour. He does not merely take away the guilt of a believer’s sin, He does more – He breaks its power (1 Pet 1:2; Rom 8:29; Eph 1:4; 2 Tim 1:9; Heb 12:10).
– J.C. Ryle, Holiness, p. 49.
I’ve recently preached a mini-series on holiness for our congregation (links to the audio can be found under Preaching, above) We began with Lev 10:1-11 and 1 Cor 6:9-11, and I’ll conclude with Heb 12:1-14 next Lord’s Day, DV.
After being a Christian for nearly 20 years, I can unfortunately say that personal holiness has not been a topic that’s received great emphasis in the churches and ministries with which I’ve been in fellowship. In Rediscovering Holiness, J.I. Packer points to the same reality.
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