For years this particular principle on the Doctrine Of Perfection has been feared, misunderstood, and frankly not taught correctly. In Hebrews 6:1, Paul clearly states "let us go on unto perfection." Perfection simply means "completion, going on to maturity." Therefore perfection is all about maturing in Christ Jesus as Paul said in Colossians 1:28, "that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus." Jesus said in Matthew 5:48, "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." Over and over again we are admonished in Scripture and exhorted to reach this place of perfection.
Perfection is a sound Biblical principle. In I Peter 5:10, the Lord makes it very clear that "after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you." The Lord wants to make us perfect. David prayed, "The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me" (Psalms 138:8). So is perfection an attainable goal? Absolutely. The way to perfection is through the grace of God, the Spirit of God, through study and devotion to the Word of God, and through an ongoing intimate relationship with the Lord Jesus.
Perfection is all about allowing God to finish in our lives what He began. Somebody somewhere is going to reach perfection. I do not know about you, but I want to obtain all that God has spoken for me to have. I want to be everything God wants me to be. Psalms 50:2 says, "Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined." Shining forth within a people is ultimately what God wants. He wants to inhabit a people so completely but in order to do that He has to perfect them. He has to fill every chamber with His goodness and glory and drive out the former occupants so we as His people can be true examples "changed into the same image from glory to glory," even as He is perfect. God bless you as you study and read this manual, the last in our doctrinal series. My heart's prayer is that it helps you and that you, as Philippians 3:14 exhorts, keep pressing "toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."
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