Communicating Holiness to the Filipinos: Challenges and Needs - The Path to A Filipino Theology of Holiness

Taken from the introduction:

"This task of articulating and proclaiming holiness in Asia and the Pacific contexts has long been overdue. Wesleyan theology of holiness, for several decades, has been dominated by the Western thought, leading to our inefficiency and ineffectiveness in communicating it contextually at the local level. For example, in the Philippines most Filipino Nazarenes do not fully understand the doctrine of holiness and are not able to explain it to others. This is so because holiness theology continues to wear its western jacket. Hence the majority of the Filipino Nazarenes remain in what I call a theological fog—believing but never understanding. Doubtless, we Filipinos need to hear the message of holiness. I personally believe that we, as Wesleyans, offer a better, if not the best, message. Our message is the answer to the Filipino search for true and meaningful spirituality—the true hope of our motherland. But it has to be communicated contextually. And we who call ourselves Wesleyans and advocates of the doctrine of holiness must take the challenge upon ourselves and seek to communicate holiness to our own people—in my case the Filipino people—in their own context."

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