Theological word(s) of the week.
Holiness: This is the word that describes the attribute of God that reveals his
separation from creation and all evil.
The London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689:
Chapter 13 Of Sanctification-
1 They who are united to Christ, effectually called, and regenerated, having a new heart and a new spirit created in them through the virtue of Christ’s death and resurrection, are also (a)farther sanctified, really and personally, through the same virtue, (b)by His Word and Spirit dwelling in them; (c)the dominion of the whole body of sin is destroyed, (d)and the several lusts thereof are more and more weakened and mortified, and they more and more quickened and (e)strengthened in all saving graces, to the (f)practice of all true holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.
(aAct 20:32; Rom 6:5-6; b Joh 17:17; Eph 3:16-19; 1Th 5:21-23; c Rom 6:14; dGal 5:24; e Col 1:11; f 2Co 7:1; Heb 12:14)