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I keep trying to be perfect and resist temptation but it fails. Does God want us to be perfect?

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  • 7 months ago
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    God wants us to be perfect but know we won't be, His Grace covers the gap

    that however is not an excuse to sin

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    • norine7 months agoReport

      "GRACE" (((DOES NOT))) "cover the gap." You "OBEY" what GOD SAID or "you are none of His" (I John 2:3-5; Rm 8:9)!

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  • Grace
    Lv 5
    7 months ago

    Yes and no and up to those who are worthy to discover it on their own.

    • norine7 months agoReport

      "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect" in Matthew 5:48

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    Let me be honest with you. Nobody on earth can reach perfection in this life. God has called us to be holy, not to be perfect. Heb 12:14 Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.

    Don't look for perfection, but look for God. Because once you get closer to God there are things you gonna find indecent do as a christian. Look for Him, and He'll give you strength to resist temptations. We are all sinners. Only Jesus was the perfect man to leave on earth. You've tried too hard. Just believe that Jesus is the one who guides you with the Holy Spirit and His will be done in your life.

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    • Tany7 months agoReport

      If you read the whole chapter, you will understand that the perfection Jesus was talking about was for us to try to be better every day. Love our enemies, do not seek revenge, rejoice, etc ... The perfection that Jesus was talking is nothing alike the way we understand it.

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  • 7 months ago

    Of course he does, but he doesn't expect us to do it overnight. Practice makes perfect.

    • norine7 months agoReport

      "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect" in Matthew 5:48

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  • Paul
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    God does not require the impossible, and moral perfection is not possible for any human being. God realizes this fact. But He does expect us to do our best, to try to break sinful habits, and especially to turn to Him, asking Him to heal our moral faults and give us His grace in times of temptation.

    • norine7 months agoReport

      "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect" in Matthew 5:48

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  • 7 months ago

    No one is perfect, and God goes not expect perfection from us. But, we can choose to control improper impulses. We don’t have to act on every urge we feel.

    • norine7 months agoReport

      "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect" in Matthew 5:48

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  • 7 months ago

    Yes , according to Mat. 5:48 Greek text . You can easily do it if you make a sincere covenant with the Father that you will always obey all of Jesus' sayings .

    • norine7 months agoReport

      "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect" in Matthew 5:48. (((YOU))) can't DO (((NOTHING))) and is why you need Holy Spirit baptism for "GOD TO WORK IN YOU" (Phil 2:13)!

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  • I never understood why the bible god judges us so harshly. Why does it seem like he hates us more than he loves? He knows that we are human, but he holds us to the standard of gods. Why create us as human with desires and passions only to tell us we're evil and deserve to be tortured for following them?

  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    Are you trying to keep from getting hungry and fail as well ?

    God is pleased that starving African Children have perfected that .

    • norine7 months agoReport

      "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect" in Matthew 5:48

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  • Acetek
    Lv 4
    7 months ago

    no one is perfect and there are no gods to want anything

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    • Jackolantern
      Lv 7
      7 months agoReport

      How can we be perfect when our original parents weren't? Adam and Eve weren't perfect and sinned. God didn't correct them, but drove them out of paradise instead of re-making them to be 'perfect'. Maybe he made us this way in order to have something to gripe about. NO?

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