it optional to Salvation?
|although many would have you believe so, it is not
so, because Messiah's Oracles say so,, without
reservation or partiality.
|We are told clearly by the scriptures that
without....holiness...we will not see God, he will not
be before us neither will we ever be before him in his
immediate presence. I believe that goes for the now and
literally in the immortal realm to come...So where will
we be?...ref/Mark 9:42-50.
You need not be a Rhodes Scholar to work that one
out...hell fire eternal....ref/Acts 3:23 Selah.
Many just don't see (get it) the 'Plan of God', for
their life and everyone else at large generally and
ultimately. All because they don't walk in the 'light'
of his word/doctrine consistently. Therefore they
forfeit revelation and forever relate God to the
accumulation of silver, gold, timber, steel, plastic, pleasures of the flesh
and this sin-cursed earthbound realm we now wade through
on our way home to his place........click.
This is not 'seeing' God/Jesus the Christ, it is
actually missing him big-time. God's Plan is that we
partake of his holiness (through faith-obedience to his
word/doctrine) that we may be one with him even as the
Christ is one with Father....hence part of the body of
the Christ, the church (His) we shall be, without
question...ref/Luke 8:21, Matthew 10:13-15.
No, holiness is not an option, a matter of choice for
the disciple (the people of God) of the Christ Jesus it
is an absolute and ultimatum..."Without holiness we
shall not see God and be holy as I am holy"....Hebrews
12:10, 14, 1 John 2:3-6, 1 Peter 1:13-16...Selah...click.
After all, we are supposedly born of, baptised into,
filled with and led by a spirit that
is...'holy'...aren't we, maybe I'm being 'holier than
thou'....as the Pharisees would say wrapped up in their
robes, gowns, Italian suits, diamond/diamante rings, tie
bars and cuff-links.
So what is holiness anyway?......honesty, truth and
humility with Jesus as preeminent (at the helm). I hope
to see you in his (holiness) presence for
eternity.....Pastor Paul Sheehan, 5th