Outward Holiness, or External Holiness, is a Biblical conservative dress and conduct requirement for Christian churches. The requirement was prevalent during the revival movements for early Lutheran Pietism and Methodism, and during the Holiness Movement and Pentecostal Movement. Some Apostolic and traditional Holiness-Pentecostal denominations continue to observed outward holiness. It is taken from 1 Peter 1:15: "He which hath called you is Holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation."
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... Outward Holiness can also include the following which reveal an inward character Impeccable honesty (Prov. 38) Outward Holiness is almost extinct in theology and practice ... Denominations that still practice Outward Holiness are Amish, Mennonites, Hutterites, Church of God, Church of God of Prophecy, Church of God (Restoration), International ...
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“I like his holiness very much, particularly since an order, which I understand he has lately given, that no more miracles shall be performed.”
—George Gordon Noel Byron (17881824)
“The nectar and ambrosia, are withheld;
And in the midst of spoils and slaves, we thieves
And pirates of the universe, shut out
Daily to a more thin and outward rind,
Turn pale and starve. Therefore, to our sick eyes,
The stunted trees look sick, the summer short,
Clouds shade the sun, which will not tan our hay,
And nothing thrives to reach its natural term;”
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