1 Peter 2:4-10, Holiness: A Family Pursuit

Chapter 13 in the Baptist Confession of Faith explains the Bible’s teaching on sanctification or, the Christian’s pursuit of holiness. The confession strongly and correctly makes the point that salvation in Christ always sets in motion the transforming process by which Christians become come more and more holy. The sermon and the service this Lord’s Day will proclaim this truth. They will also emphasize an aspect of sanctification only implied in the confession. Most Christians believe that sanctification is an important personal matter and that it has secondary implications for the people of God (the church). However, the Bible places primary emphasis on the holiness of the people of God which, in turn, has implications for the individual. To get this wrong undermines the purity of the church in coming generations.