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Marcia D.
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112271 (Ken) SAYS:

[The definition of “Perfection” IS faultlessness. Being whole and complete, loving both your friends and your enemies, doesn’t mean you are perfect. If you are not without fault or flaw, then by definition, you are not perfect.]

This this is what God said since the Bible is inspired and written by him, we must understand God’s definition of perfect as he means for us here. Also, you need to realize that the English language doesn’t always express it fully as Greek. For instance there were at least 4 words for love in Greek, meaning different thing but only one in English.

There are dif. aspects of perfect as God sees it. If you are covered by the blood of Jesus Christ, we are perfect in his eyes. How do you stay covered by the blood? It says in I John 1:7-9 about this altogether—fellowship with Christians, walking in the light and repentance. Jesus is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. When he forgives us and cleanses us, we are perfect in his sight at that time. However, to be permanently perfect, you have to see his face. This is described in I John 3:1 We will be perfect when we see him as he is (essentially). The quote is: “Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!. Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purified himself, just as He is pure. I Jn. 3:1-3

If you need another scripture on this it is in I Cor. 13: “For we know in part and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.

When I was a child I spake as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.” I Cor. 13:9-12

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