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Offline Hobie

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"Sinless Perfection" before God.
« on: Fri Jan 08, 2021 - 18:41:04 »

We have this verse given to us....

Matthew 5:48
 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

 And we have...

Genesis 17:1
 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.

 And Christ Himself says....

Matthew 19:21
 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

 And then we have this...

John 17:22-24 King James Version (KJV)

 22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
 23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
 24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

 So what does it mean.
 
 

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Re: "Sinless Perfection" before God.
« Reply #1 on: Sat Jul 31, 2021 - 07:41:07 »
The verses in Job shed even more light on this...

Job 1:1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.

Job 1:8 And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?

Job 2:3 And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.

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Re: "Sinless Perfection" before God.
« Reply #2 on: Sat Jul 31, 2021 - 09:46:27 »
The goal of course must be perfection, for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was perfect, and all who truly follow Him desire to be as He was and is. Our perfect Example.

On the other hand, anyone who ever actually thinks they have arrived at this perfection this side of heaven, is most likely a lost soul.

1Jn 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.


 

     
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