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Is it possible to be holy?


Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”
            Holiness means to be purified and set apart for God’s service.  Holiness is all holy, 100%.  Nothing can be 99% holy.  If so, it’s not holy because sin has contaminated it even in the slightest bit.
            We are sinful creatures living on a sinful earth, but Jesus showed us that we can live holy in this environment.  It’s possible.  Yes, we will be bombarded with temptations left and right, but we don’t have to choose to sin.
            While the possibility of complete holiness is never likely on this earth, the goal is worthy.  We should fight every day to be sanctified and purified by making the right choices.
            God saved us from 100% of our sins.  In his eyes, we are worthy to be called part of his family and he only accepts holiness in His presence. 
Legally, according to God’s records, you are holy. 
Personally, according to your daily actions, you are not. But you can make better, more holy choices.  So start acting in the way God already sees you as—holy.