I don't think you understand what was going on there.
The man asked Jesus a question and he gave him the
answer. The young man was dissatisfied with that
answer. Jesus offered him a way to
satisfaction(completion or perfection). He offered
him apostleship. The young man did not accept it.
Mark 10:21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and
said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way,
sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and
thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up
the cross, and follow me.
Luke 18:22 Now when Jesus heard these things, he
said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all
that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou
shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.
--- Theo Freriks <tfreriks@...
> The young man who spoke with Jesus mentioned by
> Kimberly was guilty of
> sin. He put his earthly possessions before God.
> "Thou shalt have no
> other gods before Me." [Exodus 20:4]. Being
> perfect, which is a
> required of God, is reflecting the character of God
> through Christ. The
> character of God is His Ten Commandments. This is
> the work of
> sanctification through Christ. Anything that keeps
> us from surrendering
> ourselves totally to God is a sin.
> " Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which
> is in heaven is
> perfect." [Matt 5:48]. Jesus is here referring to
> the character of the
> Father. Each one of us must decide day by day,
> moment by moment to
> accept and follow Christ. It is only then that
> Christ can step in and
> provide the grace and power for us to overcome sin -
> "go, sin no more."
> [John 8:11]
> Kind Regards
> Theo J Freriks
> EdessaTM Intrenational Limited
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kimberly Pierre
> Sent: Monday, 1 December 2003 3:22 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [bible-challenge] The Life of Jesus
> Lack of sin does not make one "perfect". That is a
> false premise and the very mistake the Jews made.
> Consider the young man Jesus spoke with who kept all
> the law yet Jesus required him to sell all that he
> Luke 17:10 So likewise ye, when ye shall have done
> all those things which are commanded you, say, We
> unprofitable servants: we have done that which was
> duty to do.
> --- Jeannie <jeannie@...> wrote:
> > You are limiting the word "perfect" to one
> > definition. I was using it
> > according to the dictionary, "complete in all
> > respects, flawless." I think
> > it goes against both the Bible and common sense to
> > say that God didn't make
> > man perfect.
> > But let's look at your definition. You say that
> > means "complete in
> > righteousness." OK, that is one meaning of the
> > word. If a person never
> > sins, is that person "complete in righteousness?"
> > would certain think so.
> > That would certainly apply to Adam and Eve until
> > first sin. So, again,
> > I maintain that they were exactly that, complete
> > righteousnes, until they
> > chose to go against God's instructions in the
> > of the tree.
> > And how does it make any sense to say that if Adam
> > had been perfect, Eve
> > would not have been created? If he were "complete
> > in righteousness," then
> > he wouldn't have need companionship? Makes no
> > to me.
> > I agree that there have been "perfect men after
> > Adam." God Himself
> > pronounced Job perfect. However, this does not
> > that they were
> > "perfect" all their lives, because the Bible also
> > says that "all have
> > sinned, and come short of the glory of God." (Rom.
> > 3:23)
> > But the Bible indicates that the kind of
> > you are speaking of,
> > "complete in righteousness," is within the reach
> > man through God's grace
> > and power. Adam had a physical perfection also,
> > though, that is beyond the
> > reach of man since sin came into the world. That
> > was lost through the
> > "fall" that you say never happened.
> > Jeannie
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Kimberly Pierre"
> > <kimberlyann_45002000@...>
> > To: <email@example.com>
> > Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2003 11:05 AM
> > Subject: Re: [bible-challenge] The Life of Jesus
> > > To be perfect means to be complete in
> > > righteousness...it has nothing to do with being
> > made
> > > without any flaws. Mankind was made a "living
> > > soul"..not a "perfect soul"....otherwise, woman
> > > wouldn't have been created. Besides, scripture
> > > reveals that there are perfect men after Adam.
> > >
> > > Psa 37:37 Mark the perfect man......
> > > Luke 6:40 ....everyone that is perfect shall
> > as
> > > his master.
> > > James 3:2 ...If any man offend not in word,
> > same
> > > is a perfect man...
> > > 1 Cor 2:6 ....them that are perfect:
> > > Heb 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once
> > > die, but AFTER THIS the judgment(not at creation
> > or at
> > > birth):
> > >
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