Take The
Holiness Test
by Kraig J. Rice
(this is from the conservative Christian point of view)

The Holy Spirit of God will burn the impurities out of the flesh

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You will never be able to speak against sin
if you are entertained by it

Some persons do not know right from wrong. The info in this article is for teaching right from wrong in the area of conservative Christian holiness. This test is mainly for the disciple-shipping of new believers, for children, and for overseas believers who need a more elementary type of teaching method like this. It's also for evangelism. However, if you are a mature Christian adult and think that you can ace it then go ahead and give it a try for the fun of it...

Either the Bible will keep you away from sin
or sin will keep you away from the Bible

Here is a test for you to take on holiness-
see how you do:

I have no reward to give you for passing this test except the knowledge that you gain by taking it.

There are some multiple choice questions and some true and false questions. In a multiple choice question click the button A, B, or C that you think is correct. In a true or false question click on the T for true or the F for false.

Watch your step carefully.
Your children do.


1.  It is ok for me to worship:


       The idol of Kaaba in Islam

       Jesus Christ

God said:
3"Do not worship any other gods besides me."
4"Do not make idols of any kind, whether in the shape of birds or animals or fish."
5"You must never worship or bow down to them, for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God who will not share your affection with any other god!..."
6" But I lavish my love on those who love me and obey my commands, even for a thousand generations."
(Exodus 20:3-6) (New Living Translation NLT)

2. I can say bad words (I can cuss) at all times as much as I want to.

Note: the Bible says an unholy person swears "whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness." Acting in this way is not holiness to the Lord.
(Romans 3:14)

3.  I can steal:

       If I can get away with it

       If no one sees me


God says:
15"Do not steal."
(Exodus 20:15)

4.  I can murder another human being:


       For money or drugs

       In order to join a gang

       As a suicide bomber or terrorist in Holy Jihad in service to Islam

God says:
13"Do not murder."
(Exodus 20:13)

12. Some tobacco abusers have died from cancer?

The Bible says:
19"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own."
20"you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body."
(First Corinthians 6: 19 & 20)

13. Some drug abusers have lost everything they own; others have died of an overdose?

The Bible says:
1"Obey the government, for God is the one who put it there. All governments have been placed in power by God."
2"So those who refuse to obey the laws of the land are refusing to obey God, and punishment will follow."
3"For the authorities do not frighten people who are doing right, but they frighten those who do wrong. So do what they say, and you will get along well."
4"The authorities are sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for you will be punished. The authorities are established by God for that very purpose, to punish those who do wrong."
5"So you must obey the government for two reasons: to keep from being punished and to keep a clear conscience."
(Romans 13:1-5)

14. I never Worry about anything?

Jesus said:
25"So I tell you, don't worry about everyday life- whether you have enough food, drink, and clothes. Doesn't life consist of more than food and clothing?"
26"Look at the birds. They don't need to plant or harvest or put food in barns because your heavenly Father feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than they are."
27"Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? Of course not."
28"And why worry about your clothes? Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don't work or make their clothing,
29"yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are."
30"And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and gone tomorrow, won't he more surely care for you? You have so little faith!
31"So don't worry about having enough food or drink or clothing."
32"Why be like the pagans who are so deeply concerned about these things? Your heavenly Father already knows all your needs,
33"and he will give you all you need from day to day if you live for him and make the Kingdom of God your primary concern."
34"So don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today's trouble is enough for today."
(Matthew 6:25-34)

15. A major lie I have told has never come back to haunt me?

God says:
16"Do not testify falsely against your neighbor."
(Exodus 20:16)

16. A destructive angry argument always makes me feel bad?

Jesus warned us to beware of anger:
22"But I say, if you are angry with someone, you are subject to judgment! If you call someone an idiot, you are in danger of being brought before the high council. And if you curse someone, you are in danger of the fires of hell."
(Matthew 5:22)

17. Every time that I insult another person it lifts my spirits?

Jesus gave us the Golden Rule:
12"Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets."
(Matthew 7:12)

18. I can conquor any kind of temptation in my own strength. I don't need the Lord to help me with it?

If you take the word flesh, spell it backwards and take away the letter H, it spells SELF. And one's self nature or depraved human nature can be one of our greatest challenges to overcome in the area of our personal holiness to God. A dedicated Christian believer always has to be on the alert to fight the world, the flesh, and the devil.

19. Spiritual pride is dangerous to me as a Christian believer?

18"Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall."
(Proverbs 16:18)

20. The length of my skirt, my wearing of jewelry, the length of my hair, etc. is not as important to the Lord as the attitude of my heart towards Him?

Note: My holiness must be internal (from my heart) before it is external to me. If I have this order correct then everything external will all fall into place for me based on my own convictions and my church teachings on each of these matters.

21. Each of the statements in the below list is a lie from Satan?

"I�m too far gone to receive forgiveness from God.
I will never be good enough for God to accept me.
I can�t overcome my problems; they are too big for me and they are too big for God.
I was destined for this life of misery.
God is so cruel, look what he has done to me.
There is no God; therefore I can do whatever I want to do without consequence.
God has brought all these problems upon me.
There is no life after death therefore I�m going to do what feels good now.
I�ve confessed Jesus as Lord, but I must not be saved because I continue to sin.
Jesus was just a man, possibly a prophet, but definitely not the Messiah."1

22. It's ok for me to get jealous of another person and say bad things about that person?

34"For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance."
(Proverbs 6:34)

23. I have a reverence for God and the things of God?

The Bible says:
10"Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves."
(Rom. 12:10).

24. Sin and disobedience lead to misery and death but righteousness and obedience lead to blessings and eternal life?

The Bible says:
17"For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: "The righteous will live by faith."
(Romans 1:17)

25. Each of us should try to do the best that we can to be holy to God?


26. Gods ideal is for each one of His children to stay pure before marriage?

The Bible says:
14"But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof."
(Romans 13:14)

27. I have to be married in order to be sexually active?

The Bible says:
4"Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge."
(Hebrews 13:4)

28. Some people have contracted Aids from having immoral sex?

29.  According to the Bible, active homosexual sex is not holy and is

       wrong and should not be practiced

       Relevant (it depends on society's standards)

       OK (If it feels good then do it)

The Bible says:
13"If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them."
(Leviticus 20:13)

30. No adulterous affair has ever destroyed a life or has even lead to murder?

31. If you get pregnant and do not want the baby it is alright with God to abort it?

32. Some of my neighbors are shacking up without being married. This is not ok with God?

The Bible says:
18"Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body."
(I Corinthians 6:18)


Note: these questions pertain to conservative Christian holiness believers. If you are NOT conservative holiness then these questions may not apply to you but feel free to take the test anyways if you want to...

33. Jesus Christ turned water into wine?

The Bible says:
11"This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him."
(John 2:11)

34. The wine that Jesus Christ made was new wine?

Note: I used to work in a winery in California. The winery had a large "must tank" for receiving the fresh juice from off of the vines.

35. New wine or must wine can make a person drunk?

Note: must wine or new wine is the same as unfermented grape juice.

36. I am being a good witness for Christ if I don't drink any liquids that can make me drunk?

Note: one does not find holiness in a bottle or can of booze...

37. God can deliver me from my drinking problem if I ask Him to?

Note: God delivered me from my drinking problem many decades ago and He can and will do the same for you if you ask Him to...

38. If I drink some alcoholic beverages then I might act differently from the way that I act when I am sober?

"The consumption of alcohol impairs judgment, inflames passions, and invites violence."4
(Leviticus 10:8-11; Proverbs 20:1; 23:29-35; 31:4,5).

We are called by God to stand out
not to blend in


I hope you have enjoyed taking the above test. It was fun, wasn't it! I think that you can see now what conservative Christian holiness is and what it is not. I have a little bit more information on this subject if you want to get a little more deeper into this topic. This is just a little informal talk on the subject of Christian holiness. I have tried to make it as simple as I can.

Below I have added a little bit of history of the holiness movement in the United States as well as the holiness stand of the Assemblies of God church denomination. I also give you a chance to receive Christ as your Saviour if you do not now love Him with all of your heart. By accepting Him and inviting Him into your heart you will start your true holiness walk with Him the right way. Because true holiness must start at the inside (in one's heart) and then go to the outside of one's life.

After I became a Christian I had to have discipleship training in Christian holiness taught to me by Mrs. Cleo Richards. I had to learn how to act like a Christian because there are certain things that a Christian does and certain things that a Christian does not do. There are certain places where a Christian goes and where a Christian does not go to. And I had to learn to try harder after I failed. It took me awhile to learn all of what I had to in this regard. I had to learn what it meant to be holy to God and I had to learn how to act to be holy to God. I trust that by reading and studying the truths in this article that you will also find the same answers that I did.

Your holiness to God is a sermon in shoes. Everyone looks at your life and let's hope that your life reflects the life of Jesus Christ. As the old saying goes, "When the world squeezes you like a sponge, make sure Jesus comes out."

Your holiness to God is also a living act of continual worship to God. When the bible says "to present your bodies to the Lord as a living sacrifice"3 that means that Jesus Christ accepts your holiness to Him in living worship from you. That's why your holiness to God is so important. And that is why Satan wants to de-rail you if he can...


Holiness means to be separated from sin and consecrated (set apart) to God. God has to do His part in your life and you have to do your part in your life for holiness to take place. It's a beautiful balance. And it's a worthy accomplishment.

You cannot live a holy life in your own human strength. If temptation won't get you then depravity will. If I say that I can live holy on my own merits without God's help then my attempts at holiness become self righteous- because pride has taken root in my heart. My attempts at holy living this way then become works of the flesh which are not good and which God does not accept.7 I am out of balance. This is what caused the problem with the Pharisees that Jesus had so much trouble with. They did not love the Lord Jesus Christ yet each one attempted to live a holy life by his own means. This did not work. They were corrupted individuals and rotten to the core. You can wash a pig on the outside but it keeps on going back to wallow again in the mud. A change must be made first on the inside (your heart) for holiness to work properly in your life. And for this to take place it takes God's help.

On the other hand one can sit back and do nothing and try to let God do it all for you. God is always willing to do His part but He is not going to do something for you that you can do for yourself.
Your holiness is not all of God's responsibility. If you think and act in this regards then you are out of balance in your holiness walk and teachings.

Let's look at it more closely.

But doesn't this sound like a contradiction? Only on the surface. To be in perfect balance and operation in your life holiness is God doing His part and you doing your part in your life at the same time. That means that God helps each of us to give us the holiness that He accepts and adores. But He only does this to the same degree that you are willing to die to yourself.

Do not tempt yourself and do not place yourself in a situation where you can be tempted. Wisdom is justified by her children.

Here are some examples of what it means to be out of balance:

The Carnal Christian:
In my opinion it appears that if your flesh level is high then your spiritual level of holiness is low. If your flesh level is low then your spiritual level of holiness is high. For example, a carnal Christians has a high flesh level. In other words he or she strokes the flesh and elevates it. The flesh nature is not stomped down daily or crucified on a daily basis but rather given into. The lifestyle is loose and suggestive, etc. This is a bad choice by this individual to live this way. Pray for any carnal Christian in your midst because God will keep on dealing with that individual to get back to a balanced life.

The Backslider:
The term backslider has two different meanings in many church circles. One term means to fall from grace. The other term means to throw away a lot of one's holiness living but still be under grace. This second meaning is what I am dealing with here.

The backslider is one who appears to throw away his or her personal holiness and starts living totally for the flesh. This is a bad choice by this individual to live this way. The balance scale is highly weighed to the max in favor of the flesh (self).

The Apostle Peter fell into unholiness when he denied the Lord three times, but later he came back to the Lord in repentence, was forgiven by the Lord, was restored back to fellowship, and went on to serve the Lord in a great way.5

The Apostle Paul had to deal with a man in his time in the church congregation who was having sex with his step-mother. Paul had the church turn him over to Satan for awhile and then after the man repented and changed his ways, Paul had the church forgive him and welcome him back into fellowship again.6

There is no easy way for us, either, to deal with these kinds of individuals. We always have to remember that God loves each of them and will woo that individual and always try to get him or her to come back to Him in holiness. In other words pray for any backslider in your midst because God will keep on wooing that individual to eventually make things right with Him.

Having learned what proper balance seems to be then, I challenge each of us to experience the reality of our new identity in Christ and the transforming power accompanying it, and this should motivate us to walk in holiness. This is the best choice by any individual to live this way. In other words up with the spirit and down with the flesh.

Dusty Bibles
lead to
Dirty Lives


There is some discussion in Christian circles in regards to what is known as Christian Perfection. The word perfection in the old King James Translation of the bible simply means "being mature and complete in Christ." It does not mean sinless perfection which is contrary to God's word for any human as each of us is a sinner and saved by God's grace only.

The best way to overcome temptation
is to avoid the tempting situation


"But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven."
(Matt. 5:44-45)

"Live to Please God"
"Finally, dear brothers and sisters, we urge you in the name of the Lord Jesus to live in a way that pleases God, as we have taught you. You are doing this already, and we encourage you to do so more and more.
For you remember what we taught you in the name of the Lord Jesus.
God wants you to be holy, so you should keep clear of all sexual sin.
Then each of you will control your body and live in holiness and honor-
not in lustful passion as the pagans do, in their ignorance of God and his ways.
Never cheat a Christian brother in this matter by taking his wife, for the Lord avenges all such sins, as we have solemnly warned you before.
God has called us to be holy, not to live impure lives.
Anyone who refuses to live by these rules is not disobeying human rules but is rejecting God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you."
(1 Thessalonians 4:1-8) (NLT New Living Translation)

"As we know Jesus better, his divine power gives us everything we need for living a godly life. He has called us to receive his own glory and goodness!
And by that same mighty power, he has given us all of his rich and wonderful promises. He has promised that you will escape the decadence all around you caused by evil desires and that you will share in his divine nature."
(2 Peter 1:3 & 4)

Also See Romans 1:18-32; 6:1-15; 8:1-3,31-39
See Colossians 1:12-20
See 1 Peter 1:13-25
See Leviticus 18:1-30
See Ezekiel Chapter 28: 12-17 where Satan is seen as Unholy

Don't point a FINGER
lend a HAND


Holiness starts from the heart. If you want holiness to start in your heart then please read these scriptures:

"For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23)

"Come now, let us reason together, saith the Lord: Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow: though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool."
(Isaiah 1:18)

If you have made a shambles of your life, feel sorry about sinning against God, and have lost your self-respect, then you need to experience Jesus now. Jesus gives you the power and daily ability to live above these sins once He lives in your heart
(John 1:12)

Won't you invite Jesus Christ as Saviour into your heart now and experience the forgiveness of your sins and feel Christ living there?
(Ephesians 3: 16-19)

"If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved."
(Romans 10:9)

"For there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must he saved."
(Acts 4:12)

Please pray right now to Jesus Christ, confess your sins, repent of your sins, be sorry for your sins of omission and commission, and ask Jesus Christ to come into your heart and live there.

If you have just accepted Jesus Christ as your Saviour (invited Him to come and live inside of your heart) then I challenge you to start living an obedient and holy life that is pleasing to the Lord.

Write your plans in pencil,
then give God the eraser


I hope you have enjoyed reading and studying my article on holiness to God. It is an awesome study and I have gotten a blessing out of writing it and putting it all together. All issues of life come from the heart- the intentions of the human heart. Since I am an evangelist I like to write articles that unbelievers will read in the hopes of winning each one to Christ. However, once in awhile, I write an article like this to teach or encourage other Christian believers.

I think that holiness is a major factor in one's walk with the Lord. It is essential, not optional. Through the studying of the truths on this page I hope that you get a balanced perspective on one's holiness, find out what it is and how it is to be applied to one's life and how it is to be lived.

Now, let's review some important things that we have looked at:

We have looked at the fact that holiness means to be separated from sin and consecrated (set apart) to God.

We have looked at the fact that true holiness must start at the inside in one's heart first before it goes to the outside of one's body in the outward adornment.

We have looked at the fact that your holiness to God is a sermon in shoes, and that Jesus Christ accepts your holiness to Him in living worship from you.

It's important that you and I be a good witness for Christ. Our holiness walk is a living act of continual worship to God.

It's important that new Christian converts have discipleship training in Christian holiness as well as sound Bible doctrine. This is part of the job of every holiness Christian pastor, evangelist, and Christian lay person in a position of leadership.

We have briefly looked at cussing, stealing, murder, worry, telling a lie, and other issues such as temptation, pride, attitude, jealousy and more. We have touched base in regards to sin, disobedience, righteousness, obedience, blessings and more. And there is a lot more that I could have covered but I just wanted to hit the basics here.

I have tried to physically make the web page colorful as well as attractive and easy to read and use. I think of each web page as a creation of artwork and I enjoy creating each one. I encourage you to keep on pressing forward in your Christian walk of holiness with the Lord.

On the Firing Line,
Kraig J. Rice

It is easier to acquire a good reputation
than it is to lose a bad one


1Pastor Gilbert Zendejas

2Wikipedia Encyclopedia

3"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service."
(Romans 12:1)

4This information comes from the web at

5Matthew 26:75

6I Corinthians 5:1

7Isaiah 64:6

My life as a Christian is the only Bible some people will ever read
God's reputation is at stake in my life
I want to maintain it and not stain it!


These following two paragraphs are for American Christians who may want to read a little bit about the history of the holiness movement in this country.

"In Christianity, especially in American branches of Protestantism of the more Pentecostal variety, holiness has acquired the secondary meaning of the reshaping of a person through spiritual rebirth. This process is described in the Bible, in Paul's Epistle to the Romans, chapter 6, verses 19-22. The term owes its origin to John Wesley's concept of "scriptural holiness" or "Christian perfection."

"The Holiness movement began within Methodism in the United States, among those who thought the church had lost the zeal and emphasis on personal holiness of Wesley's day. In the latter part of the 19th century revival meetings were held, attended by thousands. In Vineland, N.J in 1867 a camp meeting was begun and the National Holiness Camp Meeting Association, which went on to establish many holiness camp meetings across the nation. Some adherents to the movement remained within their denominations; others founded new denominations, such as the Church of the Nazarene and the Church of God (Anderson). Within a generation another movement, the Pentecostal movement was born, drawing heavily from the Holiness Movement."2

Wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it
Right is right, even though if no one else does it


If you would like more information on what the Assemblies of God Church Denomination believes on general holiness please see:

Matters of Christian Character Truth and Integrity
Discipline and Self-Control
Gossip and Appropriate Speech
Sexual Purity
Thought Life
Alcohol, Tobacco, & Drugs
Work Ethic
Financial Practices & Credit
Social Dancing
Christian Involvement in Law Suits
Regular Church Attendance
Secret Societies
Secular Humanism & New Age
Astrology, Psychics, & Transcendental Meditation
Modesty in Physical Appearance
Reverence and Respect

You can read the above topics by going to the AOG site at

If you would like more information on what the Assemblies of God Church Denomination believes on Relationships, Conduct, and Sexuality please see:

Dating and Marrying Unbelievers
Appropriate Intimacy in Dating
Sexual Relations
Family- A Biblical Institution
Balancing Relationships and Responsibilities
Leadership in the Home
Divorce and Remarriage
Celibacy and Singles
Homosexual Conduct
Counseling and Psychology
Extended Family
Birth Control

You can read the above topics by going to the AOG site at


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