Christian Holiness: Caution

The Christian and Holiness…

The only “holiness” any Christian possesses is imputed by faith; that is, in our flesh, our righteousness, our holiness, is gifted us/imputed by faith in Jesus who died to provide us HIS Holiness and HIS Righteousness by covenant promise (2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 8:12). Though every Spirit-filled Christian should desire holiness, those born of Adam will not attain same on this Earth other than receiving that holiness from Jesus by faith via the new birth (John 3).

Intrinsically, internally, no one born of Adam’s seed is truly “holy” while encapsulated by a body of sinful flesh but the Father has agreed via covenant promise that the one who sincerely believes that the Son, Jesus Christ, died to pay their sin-debt for them…a sin-debt they could never pay them self…the Father declares that person “not guilty” and the Father “chooses” by grace through faith to not see the sin of the one in covenant with Him but the Father only sees the righteousness, purity, of His dear Son at Golgotha; this, while the precious Holy Spirit works in the Christian daily to progressively conform them to the Father’s will, the obedient image of Jesus Christ via the conscience via the daily process of sanctification (Galatians 5:16; Ephesians 1:13-14; John 14:16; John 16:13).

Christian, beware of “entire sanctification” doctrines or “holiness – sinlessness” doctrines that teach a Christian, while constrained by a body of flesh, can become sinless and perfectly holy as this is error.

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