God Requires Sinless Perfection
God Requires Sinless Perfection
"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.
Sinless perfection is ridiculed and mocked even by Christians. But God repeatedly says not to sin. God also tells his children to be holy and perfect. Jesus Christ died a cruel death on the cross to make his people holy and perfect, which is sinless perfection.
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The Transcript of this Message
Requires Sinless Perfection
that God Requires Sinless Perfection
Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus, the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be upon you.
Sinless perfection is a topic that is ridiculed and mocked by so called Christians. They say that it is a heresy and God is against it. If you say that you are going sin no more, immediately Christians think that something is wrong with you. But the Bible tells us not to sin.
Ex 20:20 says ye sin not.
Isaiah 14:34 ... sin not against the LORD ...
Psalm 4:4 Stand in awe, and sin not: ...
Psalm 39:1 ... I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not ...
Ezek 3:21 ... the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin,
Rom 6:12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body.
1 Cor 15:34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame. This is a rebuke to those who ridicule sinless perfection.
Eph 4:26 Be ye angry, and sin not: ...
1 John 2:1 these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. ... The very purpose that God gave his word is that we should not sin.
But if we say that we are not going to sin, Christians will see us as enemies to Jesus Christ because they think we have rejected Jesus and his sacrificial death. It is ironic and ridiculous. They think that Jesus Christ died on the cross so that we may enjoy our sins in full and go to heaven to praise God for his goodness. Let us see from the scriptures what is the purpose of the death of Jesus Christ.
First of all Jesus Christ died to forgive our sins. But he forgives only our past sins but not the present or future sins. Rom 3:25 .. to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past ... But they preach that the past, present and the future sins all will be forgiven. They think that todays and tomorrows sins will become past sins day after tomorrow. They think they can outsmart God. But, God gives the promise to forgive past sins and forgives when the sins becomes past. If the sinning does not become past in their life, God does not forgive them. Many scriptures say that. I have explained it in a video on the youtube. The name is, when do God forgive sins and how? It has many scripture references. It is a good one to listen.
Jesus forgives sins and says not to sin again. John 5:14 ... Jesus said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee. John 8:11 Jesus said unto (the adulterous women), Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
1 Cor 6:20 ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit. How to glorify God? By living a holy life.
Gal 1:4 Jesus Christ gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, it is to deliver us from the grip of sin.
Eph 5:25-27 ... Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. That is to make you sinless and perfect.
Col 1:22 (Jesus) In the body of his flesh, through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: What is it? It is Sinless perfection.
Titus 2:14 (Jesus) gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself. He will purify us for himself.
Heb 13:20-21.. our Lord Jesus... through the blood of the everlasting covenant, 21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, It is Jesus Christ who makes you perfect and sinless. He does it.
1 Pet 2:24 his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness. That is, we do not commit sin any more and live a righteous life. We see again and again that Jesus Christ has died a cruel death on the cross so that we may live unto righteousness, but not unto sin.
Let us see one more verse to see why Jesus Christ has died. A whole lot of people talk about the love of Jesus Christ. Let us all hear this verse carefully. 2 Cor 5:14-15 ... the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: 15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. That is, the love of Jesus Christ compels us to realize that we all have died to self since Jesus Christ has died for us and we should live the life of the one who died for us. That is we should live the life of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ has never sinned and so, those who live the life of Jesus Christ must live without committing sin.
God repeatedly says that we should not commit sin. Then why do they argue? They present scriptures with a twist. They give examples of sinners to prove that nobody can live without sinning. But God tells those sinners to quit sin. They reject any scriptures we refer to them. They even challenge God. They have no hope.
Let me ask you. Does the love of Christ constrains you? Have you ever felt his love press your inner person, the soul? If you have felt it, will you live for him? If you live for him, God will come unto you, make his abode with you and will make you sinless and perfect. Nobody can stop God. Will you live for God? I hope you will.
Thank you for listening. God bless you.
God Bless You