Remember also that “holiness” does NOT EQUAL being a ‘god’ as the false teachers and false prophets are teaching the church people. No where in the Bible does it say that salvation makes you a ‘god.’ The devil took a verse from the Bible out of context and the nit witted church people who know next to nothing ran with it. The secrets of the heart are exposed through all that arrogance and ungodly pride.
God alone, Elohim Adonai, is God. There is no other. -Admin-
As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby. 1 Peter 2:2
The moment you embrace Christ as Savior you become holy and blameless in God’s sight; your sins are forgiven by the blood of Christ. Yet salvation is only the starting block for a life of holiness. Your holy state, or position, as a new creature in Christ must be continually appropriated.
As you grow in holiness, you demonstrate the reality of your new identity as a saint, or “holy one.” Although you must apply all your faculties to experience growth in holiness, the Holy Spirit is always the Change Agent for holy living. External observance of religious traditions will not make you holy. Good works will not make you holy. Avoidance of certain activities will not make you holy.
Do you want to be holy? Remember that God has already accepted you as His holy child, and then depend on the Holy Spirit to dynamically and continuously make you a partaker of God’s divine, holy nature.