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Be Ye Holy

“Resolved, constantly, with the utmost niceness and diligence, and the strictest scrutiny, to be looking into the state of my soul, that I may know whether I have truly an interest in Christ or not; that when I come to die, I may not have any negligence respecting this to repent of.” ~ Jonathan Edwards

“When God wants to do His great works He trains someone to be quiet enough and little enough, then He uses that person.” ~ J. Hudson Taylor

Sin is horrible to a believer, because it crucified his Savior! He sees in every iniquity–the nails and the spear! How can a saved soul behold that cursed kill-Christ sin–without abhorrence? My soul, never laugh at sin’s fooleries–lest you come to smile at sin itself! Sin is your Lord’s enemy, and your enemy–view it with detestation, for only so, can you evidence the possession of holiness, without which no man can see the Lord.” ~ Charles Spurgeon

“We know nothing like the divine holiness. It stands apart, unique, unapproachable, incomprehensible and unattainable… Holy is the way God is. To be holy He does not conform to a standard. He is that standard.” ~ A.W. Tozer

“The great and important duty which is incumbent on Christians, is to guard against all appearance of evil; to watch against the first risings in the heart to evil; and to have a guard upon our actions, that they may not be sinful, or so much as seem to be so.” ~ George Whitefield

“When there’s something in the Bible that churches don’t like, they call it: legalism.'” ~ Leonard Ravenhill

“The pure, mere love of God is that alone from which sinners are justly to expect that no sin will pass unpunished, but that His love will visit them with every calamity and distress that can help to break and purify the bestial heart of man and awaken in him true repentance and conversion to God. It is love alone in the holy Deity that will allow no peace to the wicked, nor ever cease its judgments till every sinner is forced to confess that it is good for him that he has been in trouble, and thankfully own that not the wrath but the love of God has plucked out that right eye, cut off that right band, which he ought to have done but would not do for himself and his own salvation.” ~ William Law (1686-1761)

“Whatever call a man may pretend to have, if he has not been called to holiness, he certainly has not been called to the ministry.” ~ Charles H. Spurgeon

“Many Christians have what we might call a “cultural holiness”. They adapt to the character and behavior pattern of Christians around them. As the Christian culture around them is more or less holy, so these Christians are more or less holy. But God has not called us to be like those around us. He has called us to be like himself. Holiness is nothing less than conformity to the character of God.” ~ Jerry Bridges

“It is an undoubted truth that every doctrine that comes from God, leads to God; and that which doth not tend to promote holiness is not of God.” ~  George Whitefield

“Ah! what a poor vain thing is the world! I hope you will make good use of the Bible, and the throne of grace, to preserve you from being infected by the spirit of the world.” ~ John Newton (in a letter to his wife)

“Introspection can easily become the tool of Satan, who is called the accuser. One of his chief weapons is discouragement. He knows that if he can make us discouraged and dispirited we will not fight the battle for holiness.” ~ Jerry Bridges

“The nature of Christ’s salvation is woefully misrepresented by the present-day evangelist. He announces a Savior from hell rather than a Savior from sin. And that is why so many are fatally deceived, for there are multitudes who wish to escape the Lake of Fire who have no desire to be delivered from their carnality and worldliness.” ~ A.W. Pink

“Tell me in the light of the cross, isn’t it a scandal that you and I live today as we do.” ~ Alan Redpath

“Do you realize this? That if you were to somehow purpose to, from this day on, perfectly please God and succeed in doing it, that that perfect obedience, from this moment, would not acquire in the remainder of your life, enough merit to atone for one past sin, because God exacts and God demands perfect obedience and there’s no merit for giving him the minimal requirement.” ~ Paris Reidhead

“Get rid of this bunkum about the ‘carnal Christian’. Forget it! If you’re carnal, you’re not saved.” ~ Leonard Ravenhill

“A person repents when he comes to the place where he discovers that the will of God is the government of his life and the glory of God is the reason for his life. He only has repented who has changed his mind about his reason for being.” ~ Paris Reidhead

“Beware of no man more than of yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us.” ~ Charles Spurgeon

“An idle life and a holy heart is a contradiction.” ~ Thomas Brooks

“There’s only one proof of the Holy Ghost in your life and that’s a holy life” ~ Leonard Ravenhill


One thought on “Be Ye Holy

  1. does anyone know where the Leonard Ravenhill quote is from, which said: “If you’re not carnal, you’re not saved.”

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