True believers in Christ Jesus are absolutely positively perfect! The blood of Jesus Christ makes you perfect when the Spirit of the Living God comes into your life. Do you think that God made His believers bipolar or schizoid beings when they are born-again? Most Christians believe then should live like they have two personalities, like worshipping God in church then going home and cursing your neighbor for walking on your grass.
The Bible says that whoever is born-again cannot sin. Yes I’m talking about sinless perfection. You need to know who you are in Christ Jesus. Jesus told the women who was caught in adultery to sin no more. He did not say do not commit adultery no more but He said to sin no more. God would not tell you to do something that you were not capable of doing. God gave you the Holy Spirit Who is sinless to make you sinless.
The Bible says that as a man thinks so he is. If you think that you are a saint and a sinner at the same time then you will no doubt sin just as much as you do good. If you think like God thinks and know that you are perfect then you will live a perfect sinless life starting at the realization of this truth. In the gospels Jesus said that we as believers should BE perfect as the Father in heaven is perfect.
I’m tired of stupid Christians saying that Jesus was not talking about sinless perfection here.
Study to show yourself approved. The keyword in this verse is the word “as” and this is how we can understand exactly what Jesus had in mind. How is the Father in Heaven? He is perfect in everyway in character, works and completely without sin. This is how we are to be. Jesus said that we are to be perfect now not just when He comes back. Quit making excuses for your sinful behavior. Most of the problem is that Christians really want to sin and live the way they want. Repent of this sinful attitude!
Part of the problem is false teaching in the church. The church says that you have two natures after you are born-again and this is a lie from the pit of Hell. You receive the very nature of Christ when you are born-again and you old nature is crucified at the cross, which happened even before you were saved. Most Christians and Pastors do not understand the truth about the old and new nature. Your old nature is DEAD at the cross and can never be alive. Something that is dead can have no power over you so live in the new nature that you have received in Christ Jesus!
The Bible says that they who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passion and desires. Your old nature died when you accepted Christ as your Savior. The death of your old nature as mentioned in scriptures is always talked about in the past tense.
Only perfect Christians will go to heaven because that is God’s standard and nothing else will do. The Bible says that the blood of Christ makes us perfect so use your faith that God gave you and renew your mind believing that you are perfect and live like Christ. The devil wants Christians to believe that they are bipolar so he can profane the holy and weaken the body of Christ making them ineffective in winning souls and bringing the Kingdom of God here on earth.
God is tired of looking at your miserable sinful self masquerading as a Christian making up reasons for your rebellious life. Get with the program and renew your thinking and live as the perfect being that you are or quit calling yourself a Christian! There are to many so-called Christians that are giving the real Christians a bad name. Be PERFECT just exactly like God is PERFECT! http://www.lulu.com/content/341213 Bill Naugle