The Nature of True Holiness

The Nature of True Holiness

Ephesians 6:12–18

True holiness … is much more than tears, and sighs, and bodily excitement, and a quickened pulse, and a passionate feeling of attachment to our own favorite preachers and our own religious party, and a readiness to quarrel with everyone who does not agree with us. A holy violence, a conflict, a warfare, a fight, a soldier’s life, a wrestling, are spoken of as characteristic of the true Christian.

J. C. Ryle (1816 – 1900)