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Not Only Holiness

"Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord." - Hebrews 12:14

When the word "holiness" is mentioned, especially in Apostolic Pentecostal circles, the inevitable and immediate connection is made with the manner in which we dress.  It is unfortunate that this is the normative initial response since, in reality, holiness in the Christian context encompasses a far broader spectrum of subjects.  But that is a discussion for another day.  For now, suffice it to say that dedication to holiness (the state of sanctification) is so important in the life of the Believer that failure to maintain it as a primary response to the grace of God manifested in the atonement of Christ and applied to the life of an individual through the New Birth experience will result in failure to "see the Lord."  This phrase corresponds not merely to a physical "seeing" of God but also reflects the mindset of the "seer."  In other …