A number of people have recently recommended the book Holiness by J.C. Ryle to me. Holiness was written to correct a number of wrong-headed teachings about the nature of sanctification in his day, from the possibility of sinless perfection, to total antinomianism, to other errant understandings of the Gospel that are common to every age. Ryle’s treatment of theChristian life has endured as one of the finest ever written.
My friend Landon Preston and I have agreed to read through this classic together, and would like to post some of our reflections on each chapter here in the coming weeks. I hope it spurs you to check out Ryle for yourself, and more importantly, that it moves us all to “pursue holiness, without which no one shall see the Lord.”