If you check the definition of
'Holy' in the Bible, from where it is first mentioned in Kings 1,
chapter 6, in relation to a Holy place, you will understand that all
Christians who accept the Gospel as the truth, repent, baptize and
follow all the commandments are Holy: male and female, young and
old, married or single. By becoming Christian, you are set aside, for
you are consecrated through the baptism: made Holy to God.
Holy is not a clown in wide
gowns, walking at a rehearsed phase, upholding a rehearsed posture,
uttering that they don't hate and only love, as part of a composed
theatre, designed to conquer mankind.
We must be wise and know the gospel: if you love good you hate evil, so
all men hate. And holiness is not going to church every Sunday,
celebrate Christian dates or wearing a certain kind of clothing; but to
follow the commandments of the Lord God, including to abstain from
fornication and adultery (sex with married or engaged persons after
your baptism, or with others than your spouse).
Men cannot declare men Holy as to the meaning in God's eyes: only God can?
Why? Well, what does Holy denote to God?
Read and search the Gospel for the truth: Holy to God denotes Repented and Baptised.
This makes one Holy in the eyes of God and nothing else.
And only God can see into the heart of men to determine if they have repented and baptised,
thus becoming like little children, Holy to God, and fit to enter Heaven.
Thus anyone, Christian or otherwise, declaring another Holy, declares
the Holiness of men: a mere setting aside/consecration of men; a
declaration of outstanding service etc.: But Not the Christian
Holiness of God.
11: 13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto
your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy
Spirit to them that ask him?
Here Jesus tells us that we
must ask for the Holy Ghost in order to receive it. So you must
pray before your baptism that you may receive it during your baptism,
or after. Why does he tell us that we must pray for
it? Because, as you read in the Gospel, the Holy Ghost is given
to baptized people ( Christians now ) by the Apostles, through the
'laying-of-hands'. These baptised people will, in turn, have passed the
Holy Spirit unto others, and so on. But what about us today, so
far ahead since then? How do we know that the hands which baptise
us don't belong to a corrupted soul, who could never have received the
Holy Ghost in the first place - and so can never pass it
on? For we know many can play preacher and priest, but nobody fools God
to grant them the Holy Ghost: the Holy Ghost is only granted to those
who are truly repented and baptised - and this, we as humans,
can never know, save we know these persons extremely well, indeed.
God is Perfect, and so is the
Gospel. Now we have not to worry about receiving the Holy
Ghost, for Jesus tells us to pray for it. So we begin long before
we baptize, praying until we feel it has been enough. So, when we
baptize, no matter if a corrupted soul conducts the baptism ( a pedo
priest, for example ) as long as we did not know his true face and we
voluntarily walked into the baptism, we shall be baptized: and this is
the logic I see in the matter, God being perfect. A logic which I hope
you, too, can see.
Here I also make a note about
the Catholic church' claim on Apostolic succession (not overseeing the
protestants claiming that their corrupted ministers have some kind of
Holy inspiration): this refers to the succession of the gift of the
Holy Ghost, which we read about in the Gospel, supposedly passed on
from Apostle Peter to the present Pope. But reading the Bible,
and the history of the Catholic church, we understand that this claim
is outright false. Why? Because only true Christians
receive the Holy Ghost, not corrupted persons. And we know that
there have been many corrupted Popes; one even held sex orgies in the
Vatican in the middle ages, while others committed many murders and
even ordered crusades against the Muslims - murder! It is,
therefore, not possible that these Popes ever could have been truly
baptized, let alone having received the gift of the Holy Ghost. Read
Know you that: all baptized believers are Christians, and that all Christians, to God, are 'Saints' and 'Holy'.
Only holy people shall enter heaven, not the unholy:
MAT 19: 14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and
forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
MAT 18: 3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be
converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the
kingdom of heaven.
ACT 2: 38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be
baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission
of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
CO1 6: 19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of
the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not
CO1 6: 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
JO1 4: 4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome
them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the
world. ( note: John is referring to the Christians as little
children, for they have repented and baptised, and have received the
holy ghost, thus new-born and little children). Search the Gospel for the words 'little children' and see that it's repeatedly used to refer to the born-again
Gates Of Hell Shall Not Prevail Against It
Through the ages Catholics
and other Nicolaitans tried to defy the above quotation by Jesus, oppressing
and murdering many, deceiving and misleading many more, but they have not
and shall not prevail against 'His Church'.