For His Glory

Author’s note: This is the third post in a short series of posts dealing with The Holiness of God. You can read the first post here and the second post here.

Holiness of GodIn the Bible, the picture of God’s holiness is twofold—transcendent and moral separateness. First, we will discuss God’s transcendence before we discuss His moral separateness.

God is transcendent from His creation.  This means that God, being transcendent, is exalted above all of His creation, which positions Him as Creator and Sovereign Lord of the Universe.[1] The Biblical basis for divine transcendence can be found in many different passages, but particularly it can be found in the book of Isaiah. God, in Isaiah 55:8-9, tells us that His thoughts and ways are above our thoughts and ways, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 9 For as the…

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