Holiness . . . if ever there was a theme that polarized people this is it. What if I taint myself by sin by being with sinful people (um, we are all sinful, so good luck with that)? What if I'm not good enough for God? And why would I want to worry about holiness - isn't that just another way of saying, "God is always angry?" Why worship a God who is out to "zap" sinners?
No. Holiness should be a thing of beauty. Of loyalty. Of passion. God is severe; severe in grace, love, and compassion toward us!