Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Are you perfect?

I was asked this question last week.
What would be your natural response? No...

Have a read of Hebrews 10v14
"For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified." (ESV)
Are you perfect? Yes
On what basis? Jesus' single offering (a completed act)
For how long? For all time (forever)
And, being sanctified (transformed by God!)

Abraham writes Amen to God, I agree!

1 comment:

  1. Charl asked me this one the other day... I said no, but expected this may be the verse trying to trip me up...

    When I am asked "Are you perfect?" I equate that to "Are you sinless?" - the very fact that the rest of the verse says "being sanctified" means I can't be sinless yet, and of course, 1 John 1:8-10.

    So I stand by my answer given that the language implies a different question to what it could. But of course, this glorious promise remains that those who are being sanctified have already been justified and will be glorified! (Rom 8:30)

    Hurrah!

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