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March 24, 2014
Then Moses said, "I pray You, show me Your glory!" And He said, "I Myself will make all My goodness pass before you, and will proclaim the name of the Lord before you; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show compassion on whom I will show compassion." But He said, "You cannot see My face, for no man can see Me and live!"
God the Father is the root of all that is holy. He is not just holy; He is holiness. If we could only say, "God is holy," and no more, then that would permit the interpretation that God is in part what someone else is in whole—that He is what someone else has defined.
When we say "God is holy," we speak the truth, but it may be inferred from that that someone else has set the standard for God's holiness—that His holiness is only a subset of the whole. Which, of course, is not true...