Holier Than Thou (Holier Than You)?
A couple other phrases people use to describe true Christians are:
“You Are Self Righteous” or “You Are Prideful”.
Definition of holier-than-thou in English:
Pronunciation /ˌhōlēərT͟HənˈT͟Hou/ /ˌhoʊliərðənˈðaʊ/
- Characterized by an attitude of moral superiority. ‘they had quite a critical, holier-than-thou approach’
/ˌhōlēərT͟HənˈT͟Hou/ /ˌhoʊliərðənˈðaʊ/ WEBSTER’S
ho·li·er-than-thou | \ ˌhō-lē-ər-t͟hən-ˈt͟hau̇ \
Definition of holier-than-thou
: marked by an air of superior piety (reverence for God) or morality
English Language Learners Definition of holier-than-thou
disapproving : having or showing the annoying attitude of people who believe that they are morally better than other people
True Christians are Called to Be Holy
1Pe 1:13-25 “Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and HOPE TO THE END for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
1Pe 1:14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: (NOT BEING UNHOLY WHICH YOU ONCE WERE)
1Pe 1:15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so BE YE HOLY in all manner of conversation;
1Pe 1:16 Because it is written, BE YE HOLY; FOR I AM HOLY.
1Pe 1:17 And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons JUDGETH according to EVERY MAN’S WORK, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:
1Pe 1:18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
1Pe 1:19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
1Pe 1:20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,
1Pe 1:21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.
1Pe 1:22 Seeing YE HAVE PURIFIED YOUR SOULS IN OBEYING THE TRUTH THROUGH THE SPIRIT unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:
1Pe 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed (UNHOLINESS), but of incorruptible (HOLINESS), by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
1Pe 1:24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:
1Pe 1:25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.”
Hebrews 12:14-17 “Follow peace with all men, AND HOLINESS, WITHOUT which NO MAN SHALL SEE THE LORD: 15 LOOKING DILIGENTLY LEST ANY MAN FAIL THE GRACE OF GOD (YES, ONE CAN LOSE THE GRACE OF GOD ONCE THEY HAD IT AND END UP IN HELLFIRE FOREVER); lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby MANY BE DEFILED; 16 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. 17 For ye know how that afterward, when HE WOULD HAVE INHERITED THE BLESSING, he was rejected: for HE FOUND NO PLACE OF REPENTANCE, THOUGH HE SOUGHT IT CAREFULLY WITH TEARS.”
Proverbs 12:26 “The righteous is more excellent than his (UNHOLY/UNRIGHTEOUS) neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them.”
Rom 6:22 “But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto HOLINESS, and the end everlasting life.”
2Co 7:1 “Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us CLEANSE OURSELVES from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, PERFECTING HOLINESS in the fear of God.”
Rom 6:19 “I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have YIELDED YOUR MEMBERS servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to RIGHTEOUSNESS unto HOLINESS.”
Eph 4:20 “But ye have not so learned Christ;
Eph 4:21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:
Eph 4:22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man (CONDITION), which is corrupt (UNHOLY) according to the deceitful lusts;
Eph 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
Eph 4:24 And that YE PUT ON THE NEW MAN (BE HOLY), which after God is created in righteousness and TRUE HOLINESS.
WATCH THE CONDITIONS
Eph 4:25 Wherefore PUTTING AWAY lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
Eph 4:26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
Eph 4:27 Neither give place to the devil.
Eph 4:28 Let him that stole STEAL NO MORE: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
Eph 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.”
Isa 35:8 “And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called THE WAY OF HOLINESS; the unclean (WILLFUL SINNERS) shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.”
YOU MUST “WALK AS JESUS WALKED” HERE ON EARTH TO MAKE HEAVEN
1st John 2:6 “He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to WALK, even as HE (JESUS) walked.”
Lev 11:44 “For I am the LORD your God: ye shall therefore SANCTIFY YOURSELVES, and ye shall BE HOLY; FOR I AM HOLY: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”
IF YOU ARE NOT BEING CALLED “HOLIER THAN THOU” OR HEAR “DO NOT JUDGE” OR ETC, YOU ARE NOT WITH CHRIST. A TRUE CHRISTIAN IS “HATED BY ALL” AND ESPECIALLY BY THE REVELATION 3:16 LUKEWARM PROFESSING (SINNING) “CHRISTIANS”.
Luke 21:15-17 “For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist. 16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. 17 And YE SHALL BE HATED OF ALL MEN for my name’s sake.”
Matthew 10:34-36 “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I CAME NOT TO SEND PEACE, BUT A SWORD (DIVISION). 35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. 36 And a man’s foes(ENEMIES) shall be they OF HIS OWN HOUSEHOLD.”
Luke 12:51-52 “Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather DIVISION: 52 For from henceforth there shall be FIVE IN ONE HOUSE DIVIDED, three against two, and two against three. 53 The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
Leviticus 19:17 “Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise REBUKE THY NEIGHBOUR, and NOT SUFFER SIN UPON HIM.”
Matthew 10:22 “And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but HE THAT ENDURETH TO THE END SHALL BE SAVED.”
BE “HOLIER THAN THOU” OR YOU WILL PERISH FOREVER IN AN ETERNAL FIRE.