“Therefore, come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you."
After we are born again, we are to be separated from our sinful and carnal past. Holiness is often defined as separation.
The root idea of holiness is that of separation. The Jews were the holy people, the nation which was quite separate and different from other peoples. The circumcision was an example of separation and differentiation by God's chosen people.
The veil in the tabernacle was to separate the Holiest of Holies from the man on the "street"
But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God."
The fruit inspector and gossip ministry is one of the most unholy activities in holiness churches. Talking against bishops which express expectations is just as bad murmering about Moses. The woman wearing jean shorts at the altar this morning in our church was touching God. The women talking about it were not.