Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
Freedom from sin, or the conformity of the heart to God. It does not consist in knowledge, talents, nor outward ceremonies of religion, but hath its seat in the heart, and is the effect of a principle of grace implanted by the Holy Spirit, Ephesians 2:8; Ephesians 2:10 . John 3:5 . Romans 6:22 . It is the essence of happiness and the basis of true dignity, Proverbs 3:17 . Proverbs 4:8 . It will manifest itself by the propriety of our conversation, regularity of our temper, and uniformity of our lives. It is a principle progressive in its operation, Proverbs 4:18 . and absolutely essential to the enjoyment of God here and hereafter, Hebrews 12:14 .
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Holiness'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/h/holiness.html. 1802.