oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - The holiness of the Church in Africa in future perspective
The credal statement that the church is holy is derived from the fact that the church is rooted in Christ, the source of its holiness (Col. 2:6,7; I Cor. 1:30). He calls his people through the sanctifiyng power of the Holy Spirit to be holy and to grow in sanctification (d. I Thess. 4:7; I Pet. 1:15f.; 2:4, 9; Rom. 12:1; Eph. 6:12; 4:24; Lev. 11:44).
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