Tuesday, August 02, 2011
The Heresy of Perfectionism
There is a Heresy out there called Perfectionism. What is it? Basically in a nutshell it says After you receive Christ and have the Holy Spirit - you can be perfect as your Heavenly Father is perfect and thus without sin. There are several issues with this ....
1. It can downplay the atonement.
2. Pride comes in.
3. It is contrary to scripture.
4. I'd like to see that "Perfect Christian" and then ask their spouse.
Yet there are people claiming self-righteously so - that they can be perfect.
It seems to me that Paul's letter in Phil. 3:12-21 that the Christian walk is that of a journey and sanctification is a process.
Paul does call upon his readers to “follow his example,” but he does not do so claiming to have already arrived. Paul calls upon us to “follow his example” in striving toward the goal of maturity in Christ ... thus we need to also.
Sincerity – being yourself in any direction. “Sincerity makes the least ,am to be of more value than the most talented hypocrite.” Charles ...
William B Gulick grew up in Covington, Kentucky. Baptized into Christ in July 1940. He graduated High School in 1947. He received his BA deg...
Wednesday nights we started this study. We just finished a study on Islam and now onto Eastern Religions. What are you studying on?
Currently we are exploring on Sunday AM - The Wilderness Wanderings found in Exodus and Numbers. On Wednesday nites we are looking at the...