Bring up the topic of Christian holiness today and you will get many differing definitions. Bring up the subject of “separation” and you may be either glibly dismissed or violently opposed. Sometimes seen as narrow, bigoted, non-progressive, and even impractical, separation is often disdainfully called “legalism.” But a scriptural study of holiness reveals that separation is an integral part of it and originates from God himself. While it is a command rather than an option for the Christian, separation unto holiness need not be seen in a strictly negative light.
Dr. Moritz takes a close-up look at various kinds of separation, the separatist himself, and the definitions vital to understanding it to bring holy living into the realm of every Christian’s understanding.
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“Separation not only results in holiness but also is an integral part of holiness. Separation is the natural outgrowth of holiness because it is a part of the essential concept of holiness.” (Page 8)
“Our thesis is that the holiness of God is the foundation of all separation, whether personal or ecclesiastical” (Page 2)
“The possibility that the believer can imitate God’s holiness, or live a life of personal separation to God from sin, lies in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross. Apart from salvation through Him, there is no possibility of forsaking sin, imitating God’s holiness, or having victory over sin.” (Page 26)
“A fifth conclusion is that pastors must provide responsible spiritual leadership (Acts 20:28)38 to the churches they lead.” (Page 83)
“if separatism is based on God’s holiness and is commanded in Scripture, then it is the right position” (Page 3)