If you check the definition of ‘Holy’ in the Bible, from where it is first mentioned in Kings 1, chapter 6, in relation to a Holy place, you will understand that all Christians who accept the Gospel as the truth, repent, baptize and follow all the commandments are Holy: male and female, young and old, married or single. By becoming Christian, you are set aside, for you are consecrated through the baptism: made Holy by God and for God. Only a true baptism makes a person Holy to God.
Holy is not a clown in wide gowns, walking at a rehearsed phase, upholding a rehearsed posture, muttering that they don’t hate and only love, as part of a composed theatre, designed to conquer mankind.
We must be wise and know the gospel: if you love good you hate evil, so all men hate. And holiness is not going to church every Sunday, celebrate Christian dates or wearing a certain kind of clothing; but to follow the commandments of the Lord God, including to abstain from fornication and adultery (sex with married or engaged persons after your baptism, or with others than your spouse).
Men cannot declare men Holy as to the meaning in God’s eyes: only God can?
Why? Well, what does Holy denote to God?
Read and search the Gospel for the truth: Holy to God denotes Repented and Baptised.
This makes one Holy in the eyes of God and nothing else.
And only God can see into the heart of men to determine if they have repented and baptised,
thus becoming like little children, Holy to God, and fit to enter Heaven.
Thus anyone, Christian or otherwise, declaring another Holy, declares the Holiness of men: a mere setting aside/consecration of men; a declaration of outstanding service etc.: But Not the Christian Holiness of God.
LUK 11: 13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
Here Jesus tells us that we must ask for the Holy Ghost in order to receive it. So you must pray before your baptism that you may receive it during your baptism, or after. Why does he tell us that we must pray for it? Because, as you read in the Gospel, the Holy Ghost is given to baptized people ( Christians now ) by the Apostles, through the ‘laying-of-hands’. These baptised people will, in turn, have passed the Holy Spirit unto others, and so on. But what about us today, so far ahead since then? How do we know that the hands which baptise us don’t belong to a corrupted soul, who could never have received the Holy Ghost in the first place – and so can never pass it on? For we know many can play preacher and priest, but nobody fools God to grant them the Holy Ghost: the Holy Ghost is only granted to those who are truly repented and baptised – and this, we as humans, can never know, save we know these persons extremely well, indeed.
God is Perfect, and so is the Gospel. Now we have not to worry about receiving the Holy Ghost, for Jesus tells us to pray for it. So we begin long before we baptize, praying until we feel it has been enough. So, when we baptize, no matter if a corrupted soul conducts the baptism ( a pedo priest, for example ) as long as we did not know his true face and we voluntarily walked into the baptism, we shall be baptized: and this is the logic I see in the matter, God being perfect. A logic which I hope you, too, can see.
Here I also make a note about the Catholic church’ claim on Apostolic succession (not overseeing the protestants claiming that their corrupted ministers have some kind of Holy inspiration): this refers to the succession of the gift of the Holy Ghost, which we read about in the Gospel, supposedly passed on from Apostle Peter to the present Pope. But reading the Bible, and the history of the Catholic church, we understand that this claim is outright false. Why? Because only true Christians receive the Holy Ghost, not corrupted persons. And we know that there have been many corrupted Popes; one even held sex orgies in the Vatican in the middle ages, while others committed many murders and even ordered crusades against the Muslims – murder! It is, therefore, not possible that these Popes ever could have been truly baptized, let alone having received the gift of the Holy Ghost. Read History.
Know you that: all baptized believers are Christians, and that all Christians, to God, are ‘Saints’ and ‘Holy’.
Only holy people shall enter heaven, not the unholy:
MAT 19: 14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. MAT 18: 3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
ACT 2: 38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
CO1 6: 19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
CO1 6: 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
JO1 4: 4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. ( note: John is referring to the Christians as little children, for they have repented and baptised, and have received the holy ghost, thus new-born and little children). Search the Gospel for the words ‘little children’ and see that it’s repeatedly used to refer to the born-again.