Being a native Texan I have driven many thousands of
the 262,000 square miles in the great state of Texas. There are at least 260 recorded
"Ghost towns" scattered in its 254 counties. While driving through
some of the spacious and remote miles, the question would pry at the corner of
my mind, “Why would someone desert such
a handsome home place or business?”
Often I have wished that the bleached walls of an abandoned structure
could whisper or that the invading bushes would blab the hidden past.
As I gaze upon the Christian
landscape of our day there is a word, a Bible characteristic, a practice that
stands forlorn as a ghost town on the plains of West Texas. It’s the word “holiness.” “Holiness” and its derivatives are mentioned
in the pages of the Holy Bible more than 687 times. It must be of great significance to our
holy, Heavenly Father.
There is real beauty,
significance, value, and necessity for us in this great attribute. It is God’s overriding attribute. His name is Holy; His Son is holy; His Spirit
is holy; His Book is holy; and His children are to be holy. What is the holiness of God? Since you and I are commanded to be holy,
what does God have in mind? How will
our lives be different when we are holy?
We here at BBN-BI want to challenge
you to consider a great course in our Christian Living and Family Studies
division; Living in Holiness(20600). This
course is artistically and passionately taught by veteran Pastor and Evangelist,
Dr. Ross Rhoads.
The BI courses are a
refreshing prevention of spiritual dryness and doctrinal abandonment. Get off the beaten path of Bible familiarity
and take in the beauty and “ahh” of neglected truths. Inspire
a friend to join you in your journey of spiritual adventure in the Bible