He saved us and called us with a holy calling, not based on our works but on His own purpose and grace, granted us in Christ Jesus before time began. 2 Timothy 1:9
Holy in greek is Hagios. It means set apart, special, unique. In Christ, we are Holy! This means we are set apart, we are sacred, we are special unto God. Our holiness is not based on our works but on God’s grace and purpose. We have been set apart as sons of God (identity) and as ministers of the Gospel (ministry).