IS A CHRISTIAN HOLY BEFORE GOD?
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:Ephesians 1:1-4
Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
If you believe the Gospel of Christ [1 Corinthians 15:3-4], you have been baptised into Christ [Galatians 3:25-27].
Consequently, your spirit has died with Christ, was raised with Christ [Colossians 2:12] and has therefore been made holy.
Since your spirit is holy, it loves God, wants the things of God and wants to relate to God [Ephesians 5:24a, 1 Corinthians 6:17].
You are holy before God [Ephesians 1:1, 1:4, Romans 15:16, 1 Corinthians 1:30, 6:12, Acts 26:18], since your spirit is holy and (through spiritual circumcision) you have died to your sinful flesh [Colossians 2:11-12, Romans 6:6].