Does the concept of holiness hold any relevance for Christians in the twenty-first century? The contributors to this book firmly insist that it does, especially in the present age. As members of the Wesleyan Holiness Study Project, they have met since 2004 to explore the mission of the churches of the Holiness movement. The fastest-growing segments of the church worldwide have their roots in the Wesleyan Holiness tradition. The Holiness Manifesto offers an ideal overview to those wishing to understand more about this extremely influential movement.

 

Front Page Reflections

November, 2019
Engaging is Not an Option-Part 2

Reflecting Jesus Christ is a central theme of Holiness. The resistance mindset that drives hostile, vitriolic rancor in public discourse is not part of any engagement recorded about Christ. We see strength that is uncompromising, but always with clarity of vision and compassion. He did not hesitate to challenge the hypocrisy of religious leaders, to confront moneychangers in the temple, or to “turn the other cheek” in civil resistance to oppressors. Mostly, Jesus dined with the publicans and sinners – even in the face of criticism and rumor. He went to places and touched people who would otherwise be outside the circle of acceptability to defensive-minded religious leaders. In like fashion, even in the face of rumor, criticism and pressure, Holiness people reflect the advocative nature of Christ because all people matter to Him.

Holiness people are compelled to engage!

--Kevin W. Mannoia

 


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