I Peter 1:16 says Because it is written,Be holy; for I am holy. God gave those words.He did not say , be sinners for I am holy.
Seeing or reading the word holy causes me to shudder for none of us can say i or we are holy. I decided to look once more for what holy means. I did not find it in my Bible dictionary but i found it in Webster Dictionary.
Holy means belonging, devoted to God, free from sin, consecrated to God.
Does any or all of those definitions apply to you and me ?
I believe the answer is yes. So can we call ourselves holy ?