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All articles & reviews tagged with holiness

Review

May 2021
Reviews > Book

The Way of Life: Christian belief and experience

The aim of this book is to promote holiness, and the author’s view is that ‘the exhibition of the truth is the best means of promoting holiness’ (p.5). Thus he sets out in the first chapter to demonstrate that the Scriptures are the inspired Word of God and the only source of infallible truth.…

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Article

January 2021
Articles > Biblical/theological

The well-dressed Christian

Most of us are concerned with our appearance. We like to look as nice as possible, at least around others. But how concerned are we about our dress or appearance in spiritual terms? This question is presented in Scripture. In the garden of Eden, Adam and Eve felt no shame in their nakedness. However,…

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Article

January 2021
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

In the world but unlike the world

If you had no knowledge of Scripture but simply watched popular evangelicalism, you might reasonably infer that the church is under some order to imitate the world as closely as possible. Every popular fad or movement soon has a ‘Christian’ counterpart. Every product logo will eventually be mimicked with a religious slant, silk-screened onto…

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Review

August 2019
Reviews > Book

Perpetual Battle: The World, the Flesh and the Devil

As a teenager, I attended a church youth group called the ‘9:23 Club’. The name came from the words of Jesus in Luke 9:23, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me’. The message was clear enough: being a Christian involves suffering. In…

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Article

February 2019
Articles > Guest column

Healthy Christianity: Transformed Life and Conduct

In previous articles we have been looking at the importance of balance in the Christian life, following the lead of William Williams, Pantycelyn (1717-91) who wrote a letter at the end of his life in which he said, ‘I have come to see that true religion consists of three parts: first true light respecting…

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Historical

October 2001
Articles > Historical

Union with Christ

The term ‘practical holiness’ I do not understand. One half of the pompous phrases that now creep into pulpits will not bear the balance of common sense. Holiness can neither be fetched from the law of Moses, nor from a carnal heart; nor is it a thing to be put in practice by free…

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Article

July 2000
Articles > Biblical/theological

The Beatitudes – Holy hunger

A prominent concern of both Old and New Testaments is that men and women should lead holy lives. God said, 'Be holy, for I am holy', a command given to Moses (Leviticus 11:44), and appealed to by Peter as the norm for the New Testament believer (1 Peter 1:16). This, essentially, is the concern…

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