The Holiness Of God by RC Sproul

I always wonder why  most people shuns you once they found out you’re a Christian.  You’re not doing anything wrong, not even sharing the gospel to them.  Just by being identified and associated as Christian always invites ridicule and mockery.  I remember, when I got save how everyone’s attitude suddenly change.  It’s always been one of the big question I have in my life.  Why is it that we as humans cower where someone or something is holy?  But we love to wallow in the mud of what is profane.  I had my fair share of being avoided and shunned.  The looks I get just by reading the Bible or holding it like I’m carrying something worse than the plague.

This book by RC Sproul answer those questions.  We know that God is gracious, ever loving but rarely do we hear or preach that God is holy.  We have reduce Him to a mere “friend.” Someone that we run to when we want to.  Someone to blame even though He said don’t do that.  Someone to soothe our feelings but deep inside we only care about emotions, not the convictions.  The reverence and awe of who He is, is not there anymore.  Here are some passages I love the most.

the holiness of God

“Sinful misery does not love the company of purity.”
“Sin can be pleasurable, but it never brings happiness.”
“The world could tolerate Jesus, they could love Him, but only at a distance.”

This one struck me the most.
“Almost every natural man that hears of hell, flatters himself that he shall escape it; he depends upon himself for his own security; he flatters himself in what he has done, in what he is now doing, or what he intends to do.  Every one lays out matters in his own mind how he shall avoid damnation, and flatters himself that he contrives well for himself, and that his schemes will not fail.”
-Jonathan Edwards

If you’ve read this book, what are your thoughts about it?
How do you revere God’s holiness?
Do you strive to be holy?
Are you content solely to be under grace?

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