In preparing for a lesson on purity, I have been studying its definition and application to the believer’s life. I recently came across one definition that I particularly liked. Wayne Grudem, in his work, “Systematic Theology,” defines the purity as it relates to the church (collectively) this way:
“The church’s degree of freedom from wrong doctrine and conduct, and its degree of conformity to God’s revealed will for the church.”
This is such a clear and consice definition of the way a believer’s life (individually) is also to be marked: by “freedom from wrong doctrine and conduct” and by “a high degree of conformity to God’s revealed will” as revealed in His Word. May we each seek to strive toward that end by the means of the Lord’s many graces!