Holiness: Its Nature, Hindrances, Difficulties, and Roots

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Let me ask everyone who may read these pages, are you holy? Listen, I pray you, to the question I put to you this day. Do you know anything of holiness? I do not ask whether you attend your church regularly, whether you have been baptized, and received the Lord's Supper, whether you have the name of Christian. I ask something more than all this: are you holy, or are you not? I do not ask whether you approve of holiness in others, whether you like to read the lives of holy people and to talk of holy things, and to...
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Let me ask everyone who may read these pages, are you holy? Listen, I pray you, to the question I put to you this day. Do you know anything of holiness? I do not ask whether you attend your church regularly, whether you have been baptized, and received the Lord's Supper, whether you have the name of Christian. I ask something more than all this: are you holy, or are you not? I do not ask whether you approve of holiness in others, whether you like to read the lives of holy people and to talk of holy things, and to have on your table holy books, whether you mean to be holy, and hope you will be holy some day. I ask something further: are you yourself holy this very day, or are you not? And why do I ask so straitly, and press the question so strongly? I do it because the Scripture says, 'Without holiness no man shall see the Lord.'

How shall we be holy? J.C. Ryle was convinced that true holiness is not merely a matter of believing and feeling, but of practical doing. Clearly and carefully unfolding Scripture, Ryle shows the nature of holiness and the difficulties of pursuing it: the corrosive power of sin, the single-minded struggle of faith, the deep cost of following Christ, and the riches of grace that God pours out on those who strive for sanctification, day by day. Utterly readable-even 125 years after it was first published-and profoundly convicting, this treasured classic is one of the best works on Christian living ever penned.

About the Author:
John Charles Ryle (1816-1900) appointed the first Bishop of Liverpool

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598562224
  • Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/2007
  • Pages: 418
  • Sales rank: 1,442,773
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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John Charles Ryle (1816-1900) was the first Anglican bishop of Liverpool. Ryle was born at Macclesfield, and was educated at Eton and at Christ Church, Oxford, where he was Craven Scholar in 1836. After holding a curacy at Exbury in Hampshire, he became rector of St Thomas's, Winchester (1843), rector of Helmingham, Suffolk (1844), vicar of Stradbroke (1861), honorary canon of Norwich (1872), and dean of Salisbury (1880). However before taking the latter office, he was advanced to the new see of Liverpool, where he remained until his resignation, which took place three months before his death at Lowestoft. His appointment to Liverpool was at the recommendation of the outgoing Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli. Ryle was a strong supporter of the evangelical school and a critic of Ritualism. He was a writer, pastor and an evangelical preacher. Among his longer works are Christian Leaders of the Eighteenth Century (1869), Expository Thoughts on the Gospels (7 vols, 1856-69), Principles for Churchmen (1884). Ryle was an athlete who rowed and played Cricket for Oxford, where he took a first class degree in Greats and was offered a college fellowship (teaching position) which he declined. The son of a wealthy banker, he was destined for a career in politics before choosing a path of ordained ministry. While hearing Ephesians 2 read in church in 1838, he felt a spiritual awakening and was ordained by Bishop Sumner at Winchester in 1842. For 38 years he was a parish vicar, first at Helmingham and later at Stradbrooke, in Suffolk. He became a leader of the evangelical party in the Church of England and was noted for his doctrinal essays and polemical writings. In 1880, at age 64, he became the first bishop of Liverpool, at the recommendation of Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli. He retired in 1900 at age 83 and died later the same year. He is buried in the All Saints' Church, Childwall, Liverpool. In his diocese, he formed a clergy pension fund for his diocese and built over forty churches. Controversially, he emphasized raising clergy salaries ahead of building a cathedral for his new diocese. Ryle was described as having a commanding presence and vigorous in advocating his principles albeit with a warm disposition. He was also credited with having success in evangelizing the blue collar community.
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Table of Contents


Foreword to the Hendrickson Publishers Edition     vii
Author's Preface     xvii
Introduction     xxi
Sin     1
Sanctification     19
Holiness     43
The Fight     65
The Cost     85
Growth     105
"Assurance"     127
Moses: An Example     175
Lot: A Beacon     193
A Woman to Be Remembered     211
Christ's Greatest Trophy     233
The Ruler of the Waves     251
The Church Which Christ Builds     275
Visible Churches Warned     291
"Lovest Thou Me?"     305
Without Christ     321
Thirst Relieved     331
"Unsearchable Riches"     353
Wants of the Times     369
"Christ Is All"     391
Extracts from Old Writers     413
Index     423
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