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Is There A Holiness Denomination?

I understand that denominations are man made but isn’t Holiness also thought of as a denomination as well as the being of one?

Holiness is a characteristic of God. It literally means separate. God is separate from us in that He is different. He is eternal; we are not. He is Creator; we are the created. He has all wisdom; we do not. He is love; we are not.

God created man in His own image, but we fell. God’s plan for redeeming man is that we be restored to that from which we fell. That is, God calls us to share again in His holiness through Jesus Christ. But we will never have holiness apart from God. People and things are holy only because of a relationship to God. Sinai was called the Holy Mount because God made Himself known there. We are holy only because we are the sons of God through faith in Christ, and God gives us His Holy Spirit (Galatians 3:26-27 & 4:6).

Some churches are called Holiness because they stress the need for holy living. Every Christian is called to be Holy (because of his relationship to God, not because it is an inate characteristic of man). Hence, every church should be Holy, since it it made up of holy people who are called of God to be like Him in His holiness.


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