"Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. 2 Corinthians 7:1 ... dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God."
I am a retired pastor of
the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India.
The declaration is: Holy and Righteous Living is the standard of God for Us, and without holiness nobody can see God. Explanation: If we obey what God tells us to do, that will be counted as our righteousness. My righteousness cannot be counted to you, and your righteousness cannot be counted to me, your obedience to God is your righteousness and my obedience to God is my righteousness. Some demonic deceiving theologians are preaching that we will switch our filthy sins for the righteousness of Jesus Christ, and by so doing the righteousness of Jesus Christ will become our righteousness and our filthy sin will belong to Jesus Christ. This is not only stupidity, but it is satanic teaching. "Deuteronomy 6:25 And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the LORD our God, as he hath commanded us. Romans 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?" We are counted as righteous, only if we obey God. We are told to be holy since God is holy. What is to be holy? "Romans 6:22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life." We become righteous by obeying God and holiness comes by serving God. Righteousness and holiness jointly will give eternal life. Even, witnessing God is serving God.
I have a lessons and a video on this topic, on the links for you to see. "Righteous, video", "Be Holy." Thank you.
God Bless You