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The Purity of God

The following are three testimonies concerning the purity of God’s character. It’s very important that you read and understand them. You will find out why in a moment.

  1. “Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity [sin] .…” (Habakkuk 1:13) The evil and sinfulness of mankind, so utterly despicable, so contrary to the purity of God, requires that He look away from it. This doesn’t mean God does not see our sins, it simply is a way of saying God is against sin and evil, for it is in opposition to His perfect and holy character. God approves of no sin
  2. “...God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all.” (1 John 1:5) In the Bible, light is sometimes used as a symbol for purity, and here we are taught that God’s character is pure and white as light, untainted by darkness which represents sin and evil. In fact, the magnitude of God’s purity shines so bright that we are told in comparison to Him, even the moon and stars don’t shine nor are they pure in His sight.
  3. “...neither shall evil dwell with Thee.” (Psalm 5:4) The purity of God demands that He separate Himself from the defilement of sin and evil. Since this is so, God has made a declaration concerning those who are prohibited from entering His dwelling place: “And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth.” (Revelation 21:27)

It’s important that you grasp hold of this attribute of God’s character. You must realize that if your sins have not been forgiven and washed away so that you are undefiled in God’s sight, you will never enter heaven. When it comes to being pure in God’s sight, we all have a problem. Read on...

The Impurity of Man

“...shall a man be more pure than his Maker?” (Job 4:7) Impossible! Absolute purity, or that quality of purity which is complete and perfect, untainted by sin and evil, is an attribute possessed solely by God. The impurity of human beings stands in stark contrast to the purity of our Maker. Someone once asked the following question which addresses the degree of mankind’s sinfulness: “How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity [evil] like water?” (Job 15:16) While God cannot even look upon evil, we regularly sin as easily as we drink water. We are abusive, arrogant, conceited, disobedient, hostile towards God, disobedient to our parents, hypocritical, untrustworthy, and violent. We delight in seeing others sin and entice them to sin more. We are angry, jealous, hateful, and prejudice. We gossip, slander and pass judgment. We murder, rape, oppress and payback evil for evil. We lie, cheat, and steal. We have sex before marriage, cheat on our spouses and have sex with those of the same gender. We are covetous and greedy. We are drunkards and drug abusers. We are self seeking, self indulgent, and self righteous. We dishonor God in our thoughts and actions and profane His name with our lips. We worship false gods and deny the True God. Then when God sends the preacher to rebuke and correct us of our ways, we reject and despise His messenger. “Is not thy wickedness great? and thine iniquities infinite?” (Job 22:5) Surely they are! We are all desperately in need of a Savior to save us from a pure and holy God who must pass judgment on all unforgiven sinners. The LORD has said “Whosoever hath sinned against Me, him will I blot out of My book. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” (Exodus 32:33, Revelation 20:15)

The Purity of Jesus Christ

“Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?” (Proverbs 20:9) The answer is no one can, for this is unattainable by human beings. In order to be cleansed from our sins, we need Jesus Christ. God, because of His love for lost sinners, sent His Son into the world to die for us on the cross. “For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.” (Romans 5:6) Jesus was the only one worthy to take our sins upon Himself and die in our place, because He too, just like His Father, was absolutely pure and free from sin. Jesus, “who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens...was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.” (Hebrews 7:26, 4:15) His undefiled and sinless character made the transference of our sins onto Him possible. If Jesus were a sinner just like us, he too would need a Savior, for God will not allow a sinful man to pay for the sins of another sinful man. It is only through the death and resurrection of the perfect and sinless Christ that your sins can be forgiven and washed away. For “the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7)

Today, humble yourself under the hand of God and confess you have sinned against Him. Follow after Christ instead of sin, and put your trust in Him as your Savior. Only then will you be forgiven and granted entrance into heaven. “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 6:23, 10:13) Praise Jesus!