The "no-holiness-now" advocates, be they Puritanical or antinomian, are united in the belief that holiness on earth is not for today. (Antinomian—the view that Christians are released by grace from the obligation of observing the moral law)
Holiness defines God's character, first and foremost. It is His complete "otherness" that distinguishes Him from us. He is "separate" from all creation. Yet both Testaments command God's people to be holy (Lev . 20:26, 1 Pet. 1:16). This three-time holy God makes holiness an imperative—"Be ye holy."
Bringing the Bridegroom Back The marriage proposal had been accepted. The date for the wedding had been set. Invitations had been mailed and there was great anticipation as the day for the wedding ceremony drew near. A full dress rehearsal took place the night before. Finally, the long-awaited day had arrived. Especially stunning was the bride in her beautiful, new dress. Everything was in place.…