Oneness Pentecostals , in emphasising what it perceives to be holiness, lays great stress on particular outward standards which it terms as ‘standards of holiness’. These standards include the adherence to legalistic codes of conduct such as women not wearing trousers, not cutting their hair, not dying their hair and not using make-up or jewellery. Men are expected to dress in conservative attire, white shirts and dark trousers, hair short and neat and face clean shaven. Alcohol, tobacco and dancing are strictly forbidden. Failure to adhere to these “standards of holiness” may result in dis-fellowship and ultimately to loss of one’s salvation!! This concluding teaching seeks to clearly define what is meant by 'worldliness' so as to contrast it against the definition given by Oneness Pentecostals.
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