Holiness Worship

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The Holiness movement is Wesleyan in origin. It emphasizes the sanctification of life and conduct. Sanctification is normally seen as a second work of grace subsequent to personal regeneration. Holiness churches also believe in divine healing, a rite some congregations are beginning to recover.

Most of the Holiness churches began in the late nineteenth century. Worship was strongly emotional and often employed the use of the "mourners bench" (as in Nazarene worship), where people came to...


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