Book Review: Quotes from The Hole in Our Holiness by Kevin DeYoung


Quotes from The Hole in Our Holiness
by Kevin DeYoung

 The hole in our holiness is that we don’t really care much about it. (10)

Any gospel which says only what you must do and never announces what Christ has done in no gospel at all. (11)

The Great Commission is about holiness. God wants the world to know Jesus, believe in Jesus, and obey Jesus. (16)

We are so eager to not confuse indicatives (what God has done) and imperatives (what we should do) that we get leery of letting biblical commands lead uncomfortably to conviction of sin. (19)

There is a gap between our love for the gospel and our love for godliness…. It’s not pietism, legalism or fundamentalism to take holiness seriously. It’s the way of all those who have been called to a holy calling by a holy God. (21)

The reason for your entire salvation, the design behind your deliverance, the purpose for which God chose you in the first place is holiness. (26)

Stressing the necessity of personal holiness should not undermine in any way our confidence in justification by faith alone. (28)

You can’t make sense of the Bible without understanding that God is holy and that this holy God is intent on making a holy people to live with him forever in a holy heaven. (31)

In Christ every believer has a once for all positional holiness, and from this new identity every Christian is commanded to grow in the ongoing-for-your-whole-life process of holiness. (33)

Becoming a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, requires you to resist the world which wants to press you into it’s mold…the world provides no cheerleaders on the pathway to godliness. (38)

The whole goal of our salvation is that we should be conformed to the image of God’s Son. (47)

When God gives us commands, he means to help us run the race to completion, not to slow us down. (50)

Christians work - they work to kill sin and they work to live in the Spirit. They have rest in the Gospel, but never rest in their battle against the flesh and the devil. The child of God has two great marks about him; he is known for his inner warfare and his inner peace. (89)

Because when it comes to growth in godliness, trusting does not put an end to trying. (91)

Union with Christ fundamentally and irrevocably changes our relationship to sin. (104)

Through union with Christ we are empowered for holiness. (112)

Abiding in Christ entails obedience in Christ. (131)

Sanctification, therefore, will be marked more by penitence more than perfection. (139)

Repentance is a way of life for the holy child of God. (140)

God saved you to sanctify you. (146)

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