Holiness


We believe that Christians are expected to make every effort to live a holy (separated) life.  The Bible says that holiness is required to see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14).  True Bible holiness comes from applying Biblical principles such as love for the Lord (II Corinthians 7:1), modesty (I Timothy 2:9-10; Exodus 28:2, 20:26, 28:42), moderation (Romans 14:13-17; Philippians 4:5; James 2:26), sober living (Titus 2:12; I Thessalonians 5:8) and His Spirit living in us and through us (Romans 8:5-10).

Holy living is made possible by the power of the Holy Ghost and faith in the sanctifying blood of Jesus (Hebrews 13:11-12).  In regards to what is acceptable or not for the Christian, the Bible warns against developing permissive attitudes about and participating in activities which defile the body, corrupt the mind and spirit, grow out of a preoccupation with possessions, pleasures, or position, involve extreme behavior, unbecoming speech, inappropriate appearance, or tend to draw one’s affection away from spiritual things (I John 2:15, 16; Luke 15:11-32).