Author Cautions Christians to Ignore Hype, Find Christ

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Author Cautions Christians to Ignore Hype, Find Christ

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“It starts off with me in Iraq.” So begins author, elder and soldier Joseph Bachota Jr’s explanation of the genesis of “Holiness: Can the Church Do This or Not? And if the Church Can, How Come it Seems so Many In the Church Aren’t Doing It?” (published by iUniverse). Even in a war zone, Bachota’s concern for other Christians never wavers.

Frustrated by the large number of Christians living hypocritical lives, Bachota wrote his book to compel Christians to look at their relationship with God and find the motivation to change those areas of their lives that are drawing them away from Him. Through “Holiness,” Bachota hopes to bring awareness to holiness and how it relates to the different levels of spiritual maturity.

In a conversational and easy-to-follow manner, Holiness takes readers step-by-step through:

  •     A close look at the meaning of holiness
  •     Being the righteousness of God
  •     Walking in God-given dominion
  •     The significance of calling God "Abba"
  •     Jesus and Peter walking on water as it correlates to holiness
  •     Holiness in single and married life
  •     Virginity and the call to purity

"Holiness is our reasonable service! We should not be patting people on the back for doing something God Himself expects us to do," states Bachota. "So many people are not doing it that when we see it, we are surprised. It’s time for the church to rise up and be the salt and light on the earth instead of trying to act like the world."

To assist readers in their effort to examine their own lives, Bachota asks questions throughout the chapters and provides Biblical scripture for deeper meditation. Using the Bible and Bachota’s own experience as the foundation, “Holiness” urges the church to return to spiritual maturity and Christians to hold themselves to the higher standard in which God called them.

About the Author
Joseph Bachota Jr. has served God in the ministry and the military, including numerous deployments to Iraq and being stationed around the world. Bachota is on active duty in the U.S. Army and is pending deployment to Afghanistan.

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