Holiness. As believers we must individually be holy in all manner of conversation as God who has called us is holy (1 Pet 1:15). But holiness in life is not only a private matter, for it affects the church in more than one ways. In the first place, sin has a way of encouraging sin in others by way of dulling the conscience. In the second place, Israel was chastised because of Achan’s sin (Jos 7:1) and there were many illnesses and deaths in the Corinthian church because the Lord’s Supper was not carefully observed (1 Cor 11:30). Members of the church must strive for personal holiness not only for themselves but also for the sake of the church. .
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