Highway of Holiness

By Ray Foster

The Fool's Ditch                            Highway of Holiness                        The Pharisie's Ditch                               






Ps.14:1 Fool says in his heart: "There is no God"


Four Steps a Sinner Must Take in the Highway of Holiness:


Luke 18:11 The Pharisee stood and prayed with himself: "God, I thank thee that I am not as other men"

  1. Come to Jesus by Faith.

Believe that God is and that He rewards those who diligently seek Him. Heb.11:6


Corrupt & abominable works


  1. The light lightens every man. John 1:9
  2. To think soberly according to the measure of faith dealt to every man. Rom.12:3
  3. The grace that brings salvation that has appeared to all men. Titus 2:11; Luke 3:6
  1. Take hold of His merits.

    "O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from this body of death?" Rom.7:24

    Deny, Refuse & Crucify the idea that I have or can produce any merits to earn salvation.

False God & False Salvation

e.g. Being a genetic child of Abraham saves.

Being a church member saves.

Doing good works saves.

Having "a relationship" with Jesus saves (you define the parameters of the "relationship")

  • Place my sins on the Sin Bearer.

    1 John 3:4 Sin is the transgression of the law.

  • Accept His Pardon.

    "And hereby we do know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments" 1 John 2:3

    "If ye love me, keep My commandments." John 14:15

    "And hereby we know that He abideth in us, by the Spirit which He hath given us." 1 John 3:24


    When God is denied, His law is denied.


    The Law of God defines reality, including the reality of Salvation (The Everlasting Gospel).

    When a false god is worshipped, a false idea of God’s Law is part of a false idea of God.

    e.g. God’s law was nailed to the cross


    Daily imbibe the idea that Self is God. Self takes the place of God in the life.


    Daily self is crucified on the cross of "Not my will but Thine be done". Believing and loving the Law of God which defines reality.


    Daily self is god and the concept of God is formed in the image of self.

    The Fool's Ditch Dividing line is daily admission or denial of God’s existance.|

    Dividing line between the Highway to Holiness and the The Pharisee’s Ditch is daily personal death to self by God’s grace and acceptance of the Lordship of Jesus in the life.