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" and many abandoned buildings scattered in the 254
counties. While driving through some of the spacious and remote miles, a
question would pry at the corner of my mind. “Why would someone desert
such a handsome home place or business?” I have often wished that the
bleached walls of an abandoned structure could whisper or that the
invading bushes would blab the hidden past.
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 Scripture more than 685 times.
It must be of great significance to our sovereign and holy, Heavenly
There is real significance 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? What will our lives be like when we are holy?
We invite you to take this course in our BBN Bible Institute, 20600 Living in Holiness. The lessons are ably and passionately taught by veteran Pastor and Evangelist, Dr. Ross Rhoads.
have 117 more courses also, and these can be a refreshing prevention of
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