"Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. 2 Corinthians 7:1 ... dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God."
I am a retired pastor of
the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India.
Christ is the head of the church, which is his body, and he is the savior of the body. Christ gives to his church apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers, to bring it to the unity of faith, to edify the body of Christ, to perfect the saints to the fullness of Christ, and to join the body into the head perfectly.
Jesus Christ gives to his church, apostles, or prophets, or evangelists, or pastors and teachers, or some of them or all of them, for the perfecting the saints, till they come unto a perfect man, unto the fullness of Christ. "Ephesians 4:10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) 11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:" But, our evangelists and preachers unanimously proclaim that we never can become perfect. But they all say that the perfect one is Jesus Christ, and we have to claim his purity for ourselves, and if we do that we all go to heaven. But it is either deception or ignorance or stupidity. The bible says that Jesus Christ wants believers in churches to become as perfect as Jesus Christ is perfect, and he perfects them with his grace and power. Please read the lessons from these links: "Be Perfect", "Be Holy." Thank you.
God Bless You