Archives for May 2013

Why Did Jesus Have to Die?

The Bible refers to God as being holy more than any of his other attributes. Isaiah the prophet emphasized God’s holiness by declaring, “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!” (Isaiah 6:3)

A respected contemporary Bible commentator brought attention to the Bible’s emphasis on God’s holiness when he stated:

“The Bible says that God is holy, holy, holy. Not that He is merely holy, or even holy, holy. He is holy, holy, holy. The Bible never says that God is love, love, love, or mercy, mercy, mercy, or wrath, wrath, wrath, or justice, justice, justice. It does say that He is holy, holy, holy; the whole earth is full of His glory.”

The Bible teaches that God is love, mercy, wrath, and just, among other attributes, but foremost he is holy.

What is holiness? What does it mean to be holy?