Let us go on to Perfection?
"Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ,
let us go on to perfection, not laying again
the foundation of repentance from dead works
and of faith toward God,
of the teaching of immersions, of laying on of hands,
of resurrection of the dead and of eternal judgment.
And this we will do if God permits," Hebrews 6'1-3.
Whenever the topic of perfection comes up among Believers it usually produces comments like "No-one is perfect" and "We're not meant to be perfect".
The thinking is that for someone alive today perfection is impossible. But is the writer of the letter to the Hebrew Believers really urging them to strive to be perfect when he said, "... let us go on to perfection ..."?
The answer from the context of the letter, not to mention the New Covenant, has to be "No!".
Misreading the context only hinders Believers from receiving understanding from the Lord. But just think about this:
"For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified".
(More on being sanctified later.)
This Hebrews 10'14 scripture is quite clear. He has perfected us forever! The Lord has achieved perfection on behalf of those who are saved. All we are called to do is accept it!
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