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Is Cleanliness Really Next To Godliness? by BackllGodNaija: 6:52am On Jun 14
Is Cleanliness Really Next To Godliness?

It certainly is, however it's not in the sense of "clean hands" (outward appearance) as the world thinks, but that of a clean heart.

The Pharisees were known to be very clean men outwardly, but the Bible says that inwardly they were "full of all uncleanliness". Matthew 23:25-27

In other words their evil deeds and thoughts of their hearts made them to be unclean, so it couldn't be possible that their outward cleanliness was next to godliness.

It's true that lot of people have lost their lives to the Coronavirus, but not every life lost of recent has been taken by the killer virus.

Some innocent lives have been heartlessly taken by some humans during this same period as well, for instance, Uwaila Vera Omozuwa who was raped and murdered by her fellow human beings.

So even if such heartless men wash their hands and body very well, after committing such an heinous act, and become outwardly as clean as the Pharisees, would their cleanliness be next to godliness?

I'm not oblivious of the fact that there's been so much apprehension in the land for the killer virus, because of the potency and speed at which it ravages human lives, however let's not be quick to forget that there's a worse death than that of our physical body, which is the death of our soul.

The Bible says, "what shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and lose his own soul?" Matthew 16:26

So as much we fear the death of our physical body, and consequently do everything we possibly could to ensure our hands, body etc are clean, let be more afraid of the death of our soul and hence also do everything possible to keep our hearts clean. Matthew 10:28

That's the cleanliness that's truly next to godliness.

God bless Nigeria.

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Re: Is Cleanliness Really Next To Godliness? by pyyxxaro: 6:55am On Jun 14
Depends on how you look at it undecided
Re: Is Cleanliness Really Next To Godliness? by Petersamuel8(m): 7:04am On Jun 14
The cleanliness does not necessarily mean physical look,hair style or even shoes

It simple has to do with righteousness, you are practically unclean if you fornicate

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Re: Is Cleanliness Really Next To Godliness? by Redoil: 7:20am On Jun 14
May the good Lord give us the right knowledge and understanding to solve all our problems

holiness and righteousness will surely exalt anyone

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Re: Is Cleanliness Really Next To Godliness? by BackllGodNaija: 8:37am On Jun 14
Redoil:


May the good Lord give us the right knowledge and understanding to solve all our problems

holiness and righteousness will surely exalt anyone
Amen!

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Re: Is Cleanliness Really Next To Godliness? by Poloyanabo2(m): 8:38am On Jun 14
Op i get your point but physical cleaning is also next to Godliness and also appreciated by God.
That's why a menstruating woman is not allowed in to the presence of God in the OT.
even leprous people were forbidden from the temple.
And God always uses purity of garment to illustrate holiness.
Cleanliness is next to Godliness

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Re: Is Cleanliness Really Next To Godliness? by segsman(m): 9:43am On Jun 14
Holiness means to be pure also means to be clean on body, spirit and soul

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Re: Is Cleanliness Really Next To Godliness? by Sacchi1162(m): 9:43am On Jun 14
Just be clean for the sake of others

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Re: Is Cleanliness Really Next To Godliness? by loadedvibes: 9:44am On Jun 14
Hmm. Interesting I know God is not a dirty God he engages only in excellent things..

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Re: Is Cleanliness Really Next To Godliness? by Slawormir: 9:44am On Jun 14
Damnnnnn niggarrr
Although am not a Christian

Buy i agree that cleanliness of the heart is next to Godliness Anyday anytime twice on Sunday

But how do we real niggarrrs manage to be clean at heart?
Because the last time i checked to be clean at heart takes alot of sacrifice and an uphill task

So for now i will just concentrate on the physical cleanliness by keeping my environment clean, watching my hands regularly, watching my dickk thoroughly after enough banging!

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Re: Is Cleanliness Really Next To Godliness? by mcemmy0z: 9:44am On Jun 14
Poloyanabo2:
Op i get your point but physical cleaning is also next to Godliness and also appreciated by God.
That's why a menstruating woman is not allowed in to the presence of God in the OT.
even leprous people were forbidden from the temple.
And God always uses purity of garment to illustrate holiness.
Cleanliness is next to Godliness

I think all those are old format jare. A true worshippers worships in the spirit. What concern God with menstruation, God is a spirit and if you must worship him it must be from within your spirit.
Back to the op question. Yes, but it must be within and outside, some people are clean outside but their inward thoughts are evil.

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Re: Is Cleanliness Really Next To Godliness? by Adedotguy: 9:44am On Jun 14
grin
Re: Is Cleanliness Really Next To Godliness? by elganzar(m): 9:45am On Jun 14
Hallelujah!! smiley

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Re: Is Cleanliness Really Next To Godliness? by lonelydora: 9:46am On Jun 14
YES.

Cleanliness time next to Godliness. You have to be Spiritually and Physically clean for God to visit and dwell in your place.

God doesn't stay in a filthy place.

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Re: Is Cleanliness Really Next To Godliness? by Lee84: 9:46am On Jun 14
It refers to the heart or soul of man. keep your heart clean so that God can use you.

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Re: Is Cleanliness Really Next To Godliness? by IJOBA2: 9:46am On Jun 14
Petersamuel8:
The cleanliness does not necessarily has to do with physical look,hair style or even shoes

It simple has to do with righteousness, you are practically unclean if you fornicate
SO HOW DO YOU BECOME CLEAN AFTER FORNICATION RELATE IT TO MOSAIC LAW
Re: Is Cleanliness Really Next To Godliness? by victorazyvictor(m): 9:47am On Jun 14
BackllGodNaija:
Is Cleanliness Really Next To Godliness?

It certainly is, however it's not in the sense of "clean hands" (outward appearance) as the world thinks, but that of a clean heart.

The Pharisees were known to be very clean men outwardly, but the Bible says that inwardly they were "full of all uncleanliness". Matthew 23:25-27

In other words their evil deeds and thoughts of their hearts made them to be unclean, so it couldn't be possible that their outward cleanliness was next to godliness.

It's true that lot of people have lost their lives to the Coronavirus, but not every life lost of recent has been taken by the killer virus.

Some innocent lives have been heartlessly taken by some humans during this same period as well, for instance, Uwaila Vera Omozuwa who was raped and murdered by her fellow human beings.

So even if such heartless men wash their hands and body very well, after committing such an heinous act, and become outwardly as clean as the Pharisees, would their cleanliness be next to godliness?

I'm not oblivious of the fact that there's been so much apprehension in the land for the killer virus, because of the potency and speed at which it ravages human lives, however let's not be quick to forget that there's a worse death than that of our physical body, which is the death of our soul.

The Bible says, "what shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and lose his own soul?" Matthew 16:26

So as much we fear the death of our physical body, and consequently do everything we possibly could to ensure our hands, body etc are clean, let be more afraid of the death of our soul and hence also do everything possible to keep our hearts clean. Matthew 10:28

That's the cleanliness that's truly next to godliness.

God bless Nigeria.

Yep! Is cleanliness of the heart not cloth and pants

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Re: Is Cleanliness Really Next To Godliness? by ThatFairGuy: 9:48am On Jun 14

Re: Is Cleanliness Really Next To Godliness? by IVORY2009(m): 9:48am On Jun 14
Being clean is an outward sign of spiritual purity or goodness, as in Don't forget to wash your ears… cleanliness is next to godliness. If your personal hygiene is lacking, in what ways are your spiritual habits lacking. This phrase was first recorded in a sermon by John Wesley in 1778, where he indicated that the proverb was already well known. Wrote Wesley: “Slovenliness is no part of religion. Cleanliness is indeed next to Godliness.” The idea is itself ancient, found in many Babylonian and Hebrew religious tracts. The Bible never specifically addresses cleanliness being "next to godliness", meaning that being clean is a form of godly behavior. The inference is that if you are “dirty” in one way, you might be “dirty” in another way.

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Re: Is Cleanliness Really Next To Godliness? by Poloyanabo2(m): 9:49am On Jun 14
mcemmy0z:

I think all those are old format jare
How? in christainity they still do apply
Re: Is Cleanliness Really Next To Godliness? by victorazyvictor(m): 9:50am On Jun 14
lonelydora:
YES.

Cleanliness time next to Godliness. You have to be Spiritually and Physically clean for God to visit and dwell in your place.

God doesn't stay in a filthy place.

Is nothing about physical!

Is all about spiritual cleanliness.

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Re: Is Cleanliness Really Next To Godliness? by Nobody: 9:52am On Jun 14
More of actions and thoughts truely..

lonelydora:
YES.

Cleanliness time next to Godliness. You have to be Spiritually and Physically clean for God to visit and dwell in your place.

God doesn't stay in a filthy place.

What if someone is so poor that he doesnt have a place to stay and cant afford soap to bathe and wash?
Re: Is Cleanliness Really Next To Godliness? by Egalitarian1: 9:52am On Jun 14
BackllGodNaija:
Is Cleanliness Really Next To Godliness?

It certainly is, however it's not in the sense of "clean hands" (outward appearance) as the world thinks, but that of a clean heart.

The Pharisees were known to be very clean men outwardly, but the Bible says that inwardly they were "full of all uncleanliness". Matthew 23:25-27

In other words their evil deeds and thoughts of their hearts made them to be unclean, so it couldn't be possible that their outward cleanliness was next to godliness.

It's true that lot of people have lost their lives to the Coronavirus, but not every life lost of recent has been taken by the killer virus.

Some innocent lives have been heartlessly taken by some humans during this same period as well, for instance, Uwaila Vera Omozuwa who was raped and murdered by her fellow human beings.

So even if such heartless men wash their hands and body very well, after committing such an heinous act, and become outwardly as clean as the Pharisees, would their cleanliness be next to godliness?

I'm not oblivious of the fact that there's been so much apprehension in the land for the killer virus, because of the potency and speed at which it ravages human lives, however let's not be quick to forget that there's a worse death than that of our physical body, which is the death of our soul.

The Bible says, "what shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and lose his own soul?" Matthew 16:26

So as much we fear the death of our physical body, and consequently do everything we possibly could to ensure our hands, body etc are clean, let be more afraid of the death of our soul and hence also do everything possible to keep our hearts clean. Matthew 10:28

That's the cleanliness that's truly next to godliness.

God bless Nigeria.


Thank you and remain immensely blessed for this soul enriching article. It's indeed, a spiritual supplement!

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Re: Is Cleanliness Really Next To Godliness? by kennyflames(m): 9:54am On Jun 14
Both cleanliness of the heart, Cloths And Surrounding Matters very much
Re: Is Cleanliness Really Next To Godliness? by Galactico4ever(m): 9:54am On Jun 14
Even Human beings hate dirty people and enviroment,not to talk of GOD
Re: Is Cleanliness Really Next To Godliness? by callmeRichie(m): 9:55am On Jun 14
Cleanliness in and out!
Both spiritism and physical hygienesm!
Re: Is Cleanliness Really Next To Godliness? by lonelydora: 9:55am On Jun 14
victorazyvictor:


Is nothing about physical!

Is all about spiritual cleanliness.

Can you worship in a dunghill?

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Re: Is Cleanliness Really Next To Godliness? by Angelfrost(m): 9:56am On Jun 14
Cleanliness is next to everything good and sensible... So, it makes sense that it should be next to godliness!!!
Re: Is Cleanliness Really Next To Godliness? by victorazyvictor(m): 10:00am On Jun 14
lonelydora:


Can you worship in a dunghill?

Your heart is the temple where God relate with you.

If your dunghill is safe and healthy for you, why not? God is spirit not flesh like you and I.

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