Biblical Perfection

Whenever you see the word "perfect" in the Bible relative to believers, don't worry about it. The word perfect here is "teleios" which acvtually means mature or fulfilled. We cannot accomplish sinless perfection. If that is our expectation, we will live with constant shame and self-condemnation. As long as we have progressive growth in this area - this is what God expects.
jburns1947 jburns1947
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2 Responses Jul 19, 2010

"And being made perfect, He became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey Him. Hebrews 5:9<br />
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Its not perfection that God looks for, but obedience through the efforts that only He can see within all hearts with nothing ever hidden. Hebrews 4:12-13<br />
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So when man denies that we are to strive to live by every word of God as commanded in thy word is truth, that individual is also denying eternal salvation because God is not the author of confusion as written in 1 Corinthians 14:33 whereas man is nothing but shame and confusion [Jeremiah 3:25] that thrives on judging others which makes him one who has not overcome the god of this world as Christ overcame and left us all with an example to follow in His steps. 1 Peter 2:21<br />
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Yet all the religions of man teach the doctrines and traditions of man that God says make His word of none effect in their lives, so when God who is not the author of confusion says that this whole world has been deceived other that the few in 1 Corinthians 2:13, Hebrews 5:14 and Matthew 7:14------That only leaves the many in 1 Corinthians 2:14, Hebrews 5:13 and Matthew 7:13.<br />
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Examine yourself as one who mines for silver and searches for hid treasures. Proverbs 2:4-6

So true, if perfection was obtainable then Jesus wouldn't of had to die for our sins.