And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.
The word perfect implies perfection or simply complete,
but nothing will define it better than its antonym;
Imperfect, meaning incomplete or flawed.
The worldly church will stand tall and tell all they are sinners! They are flawed, imperfect, incomplete, and the bride of Christ. As we can all see they not only will tell you, they will post their 'disbelief' upon their marquees, large highway billboards, online and broadcast it live over the air.
It is all most uncountable, let alone unimaginable, the Scripture verses they must cut out and add to, to believe such foolishness (see Antichrist, One World Government). These people are not so ignorant that they cannot read the same lines as the writers of God's word wrote, their problem is they are so smart that they cannot believe them.
For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
Perfect simply means complete. Though we start out in the work force as an apprentice we strive to grow into a journeyman, one who is complete or perfected. The word 'disciple' means apprentice. Consider the 'disciple' Peter, he denied Christ three times, then ran off and cried. However, the people worked at getting into the shadow of the 'apostle' Peter as he passed by, in hope that they might be healed. It's not completely bewildering why a professing Christian worldly church would choose such a biblical conflicting title or name, as they are simply one more choice on the menu for the damned who are searching for a worldly facility that would best accommodate their personality.
The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.
As these worldly church preachers are declaring 'imperfection' is now acceptable, let us take a look at them personally. Would they kindly settle for a new home with an abundance of flaws? Would they pay sticker price for a new car if it had no doors? Are they thankful from their heart for their flawed personal credit? Their imperfect personal resume must also be a staunch testimony to their strong faith and to their employers. After all brothers, we're all flawed, correct? And how about a new suit for the big upcoming convention, would they forgive the poor tailor if he was as flawed as they, and there was no left sleeve on the suit coat? Humble the thought but reality begs otherwise. Creating perfection is natural man's natural goal, therefore, the imperfect church creates Perfect Hypocrites!
The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul:
Jesus Christ is the potter, His people are the clay. He is the perfect Craftsman, not flawed man. This incomplete foolishness goes all the way to the throne of God. If the preachers and teachers of this fleshly doctrine prove any one thing in their ungodly behavior, it is their foolish and reckless unbelief in the Holy Word of God. They know of God but never knew God. If you choose Jesus, you choose perfection, if you choose imperfection, you choose another Jesus.
O ye of little faith?
Below are only a few of the many Scriptures worldly churches disbelieve.
Genesis 6:9 ... These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
II Chronicles 16:9 ... For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.
Job 1:1 ... There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.
Psalms 36:37 ... Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.
Matthew 5:48 ... Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
Matthew 19:21 ... Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
John 17:23 ... I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
Romans 12:2 ... And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
II Corinthians7:1 ... Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
II Corinthians 13:11 ... Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.
Ephesians 4:11-13 ... And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 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:
Philippians 3:15 ... Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.
Colossians 1:28 ... Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:
Colossians 4:12 ... Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.
II Timothy 3:17 ... That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
Hebrews 6:1 ... Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,.
James 1:4 ... But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.