Salvation & Holiness
This word comes from the Greek word “sozo,” which has been translated in the New Testament the following ways: “to save or saved; salvation from sin and certain death (born again); whole, healed, preserved, delivered, and kept.” Salvation consists of deliverance from ALL sin and unrighteousness through the blood of Jesus Christ. The New Testament experience of salvation consists of repentance from sin, water baptism in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost – after which the Christian is free to live a godly life (Acts 2:36-42).
The word holiness comes from the word holy. The Greek word for holy is “hagios.” Its core meaning is to be “different and unlike the rest.” It means to be “unique, exclusive, separate and revered like God.”
After we are saved from sin, we are commanded to, “Go and sin no more” (John 8:11 ). We are commanded to live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world (Titus 2:12). We are also warned that without holiness no one shall see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14).
At KCC, we believe we must present ourselves as holy unto God (Romans 12:1), cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit (2 Corinthians 7:11), and separate ourselves from all worldliness (James 4:4).
“If the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear” (1 Peter 4:18)? No one can live a holy life by his or her own power, but only through the Holy Ghost. We have been promised that power – Ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you (Acts 1:8).