What makes you different, your walk, or your talk? In the past, a lot was said about this. It seems bypassed in today's church for he most part, for intellectualism and ones personal liberty being more important than cautious, careful prayerful, selfless identity with Christ, and choosing to reject personal liberties. “Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.” 2 Corinthians 7:1 (note also 6:14-18, and esp. as 6:14 is typically applied to marriage, and left out otherwise, in the believers life) I also am aware of the context of these believers with their current culture. Our culture would not escape this passage and application if Paul were to write this today. The world is idolatrous, so too are professing Christians. Here is a list of what was held to, formerly, and practiced by those seeking to be holy acceptable sacrifices to God: Nothing profane being spoken Modest dress differing from fads of the world Abstaining from evil communications, being separate from the crowd , not living in profligacy. Abstinence from alcohol. Separation from false teachers. Separation from the world. Separation from the affairs of this world, which entangle, 2 Tim. 2:4 Abstinence from premarital forbidden intimacy (you get the picture, won't use the 3 letter word, as I am not certain of the limits here) Caution as to what is viewed, spoken, suggested, in front of our children especially. Hebrews 5:14 types of Christianity that uses the Word to filter everything through. Much time spent in prayer (desirable) Much time in the Word (desirable) Warring against personal sins, lustful thoughts, malicious intentions, tendencies to pride, haughtiness, slander, evil speaking, any appearance of evil that may make a bad mark upon self, church, Christianity in general, not allowing other idols to be glorified, and instead, seeking to Glory in Christ above all things) guarding heart and mind against any evil thoughts in general, living in such a way that others could tell without words we are walking differently, not engaging in gossip, selfless living in a selfish world and doing so within a selfish self-centered church, yet doing all these things due to already being saved, as a living sacrifice, not in order to enhance, nor to help facilitate, nor to save ones self, instead, wholly leaning upon Christ. There are also many other things that could be added here. Some are odd, such as preaching against wire-framed glasses, and long necked bottles, no matter the content, and let's not forget “bobbed hair” sermons. Give your thoughts on this. What is holiness to you, and if you are following the Lord to be holy, then what is it you do and/or abstain from? Or, is holiness before God just a farce and unscriptural? What makes you different, and called out, besides going to church?