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Be Ye Holy
Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance; but as He Which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; because it is written, Be ye holy, for I am holy. (1 Peter 1:13-16)
Perfection: Relying Upon God’s True Agents
“For it is repulsive to the LORD, all these practices, and it was because of repulsive practices [such as] these that the LORD your God is driving out [these nations] before you. You shall be perfect, before the LORD your God.” (Deuteronomy 18:12-13)
The Spirits of Just Men Made Perfect
In the Patriarchal age, “The Judge of all” had already emphasized the fact that He was far from indifferent to the behaviour of His creatures. He said to Noah, “My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh”. The flood followed; God made a fresh start with Noah and his family; all other men were destroyed. He proceeded differently in the Mosaic age; He simply separated the descendants of Abraham, causing them to live as a community amongst the wicked nations.
pûr ́fekt, pẽr-fek ́shun (שׁלם, shālēm, תּמים, tāmīm; τέλειος, téleios, τελειότης, teleiótēs):
Perfection, (Lat. perfectum, “made out,” complete) is applied to that which wants nothing. According to some, it is divided into physical or natural, whereby a thing has all its powers and faculties; moral, or an eminent degree of goodness and piety; and metaphysical or transcendent in the possession of all the essential attributes or parts necessary to the integrity of a substance; or, in general, it is that whereby a thing has or is provided with everything belonging to its nature. Perfection is relative or absolute. A being possessed of all the qualities belonging to its species in the highest degree may be called perfect in a relative sense. But absolute perfection can only be ascribed to the Supreme Being. We have the idea of a Being infinitely perfect — and from this Descartes reasoned that such a Being really exists.