Can Christians Actually Be Holy?


Do Christians actually become holy, or does God just view them through the holiness of Jesus Christ? In this Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. John Oswalt addresses the claim by many that Christians are “simply forgiven” by God and that their consequent life has no impact on salvation.

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Dr. John Oswalt is Visiting Distinguished Professor of Old Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary. His expertise is in Old Testament studies, Hebrew language, and Hebrew religion. His writings have appeared in Bible encyclopedias, scholarly journals and popular religious periodicals, and is a leading scholar on the book of Isaiah. He is married to the former Karen Kennedy, and they have three children and two grandchildren.