Over the last three weeks I tried to present a series about the holiness of God, based on the book by R.C. Sproul. In the process I was delighted to find video of him teaching about the subject in person. Rather than try to reinvent the wheel, you can view the videos below about the first two sessions. The first is about the importance of holiness.
I prefaced my presentation with the strange story of what happened when the ark of the covenant (the representation of God’s throne) was captured by the enemy Philistines in 1 Samuel 5 and 6. The frightening scene near the end of the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark is loosely based on the incident in 1 Sam. 6:19-20, where at least 70 people died because they had the audacity to look into the ark.
Why did the Philistine cities suffer in its presence? Why did God strike the inhabitants of Beth Shemesh dead just for looking in it? The answer has to do with the immeasurable holiness of the God of creation. Let Dr. Sproul explain.
We were able to watch the next video in our service. It is about the meaning or definition of holiness. In this presentation Dr. Sproul explains why we both fear and desire holiness.