Holiness is the ability to correct mistakes (or «shortcomings») better than others. Holiness is in a kind of mind or genius.
Angels can be holy: Mat. 25:31, Mar. 8:38, Luk. 9:26, Acts. 10:22, 11:13, Judah. 1:14, Rev. 14:10.
(Heb. 2) «5 For to the angels has he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak. 6 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that you are mindful of him? or the son of man that you visit him? 7 You made him a little lower than the angels; you crowned him with glory and honor, and did set him over the works of your hands: 8 You have put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.»
Why do people become holier than angels? Jesus (Mat. 20:16) «So the last shall be first»; (Luk. 15:7) «I say to you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repents, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.» (Luk. 15:10) «Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents.» Also: (Mat. 18) «1 At the same time came the disciples to Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2 And Jesus called a little child to him, and set him in the middle of them, 3 And said, Truly I say to you, Except you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.»
What is a «holy sinner»? Who learned to correct mistakes namely because he has many or big errors.
This becomes especially clear and systematic when we understand what the church is. Be sure to read the revelation about what the church is.
That is why situations like this are often repeated: many theologians, but the awakening begins precisely with a preacher without education. Many beautiful Greeks, but the most intelligent is almost a freak Socrates. Genius turns out to be a bad worker. And so on.