Necessity of Holiness (Sanctification Series #7)

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Holiness is Not Optional

In Matthew 5:8 Jesus told us that only the pure in heart will see God. And Hebrews 12:14 tells us that without holiness no one will see God. From this we understand that holiness is not optional. Though we are saved by grace through faith, we are saved for good works (Ephesians 2:8-10). So we must not make the mistake of imagining that sanctification is just a bonus of salvation which we can take or leave as we see fit. We are saved from sin for holiness, just as the ancient Hebrews were saved from slavery for freedom. If we refuse to walk in the salvation God has provided we will be judged. Continue reading “Necessity of Holiness (Sanctification Series #7)”