Isn't a successful Christian life, which includes holiness, supposed to be attainable by anybody regardless of education, IQ or social standing?
The answer to that question is yes. And because the answer is yes, then holiness must be a whole lot easier than most of us think it is!
The Lord Jesus Christ Himself said that a successful Christian life should be easy!!! COME TO ME ALL YE WHO LABOUR AND ARE HEAVY LADEN AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST. TAKE MY YOKE UPON YOU AND LEARN OF ME, FOR I AM GENTLE AND LOWLY IN HEART, AND YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. FOR MY YOKE IS ''EASY'' AND MY BURDEN IS LIGHT.(Math 11v28-30)
Jesus used 'EASY' to describe His perfect holy relationship with His Father. He also said that if we will learn from Him, our relationship with God will be easy and free from heavy burdens also.
Here are some surprising quotes from 'Mystical Union' a book by John Crowder;
'Does happy effortless Christianity sound scandalous to you? Does a daily walk of joyful, sinless existence seem like an impossibility? If the answer is 'yes' then allow me to introduce you to the Gospel. At least the Gospel as you may have never heard it before. The original version is so easy and pleasurable that it's offensive. There is a reason that the Gospel was first called' good news '. It is a glorious happy message of effortless union with God. It comes as utter shock and outrage to the depressive human willpower that is common to religion.....(later he says)....Allow your mind to be changed. May you comprehend the unforced rhythms of grace. (unquote)
The Highway of Holiness is there(Isaiah 35v8-10) waiting for the redeemed to walk upon it.
(John Crowders books can be obtained from www.thenewmystics.com)