Christians Are Called To Be Holy NOT Perfect

25 Sep

Far too many people think that upon conversion Christians are bestowed with perfection. We see this attitude reflected in the expectations of non-believers and believers in the church. These two groups expect Christians to be perfect all the time and that is just impossible. No one can be perfect while they live in a corrupted body in a corrupted environment on a corrupted planet. This is why God said ‘do not judge’. Judging others implies that we think we have obtained perfection while others have not. We cannot judge because we can never be perfect.

God called us to be holy and that is a status we can obtain. God has not asked us to do anything we cannot do thus it is important for the believer to obtain wisdom and understanding so that they can discern the difference between perfection and holiness and then strive for the latter. Obtaining wisdom and understanding are vital to a healthy Christian life and will help remove the stress and pressure upon all believers– especially the pastoral staff


2 responses to “Christians Are Called To Be Holy NOT Perfect

  1. evangelist chilavert nmezi

    October 20, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    We cannot be righteous, holy nor perfect.

    As a believer in Christ we aspire to walk in the light of our salvation and get closer to God.

    We are only living by the righteousness, holiness and perfection of Christ.

    We are made perfect or holy because of Him not because of our works.
    By faith we are made righteous not by works. (Romans 1:7).

    God bless you.

  2. theologyarchaeology

    October 20, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    Sigh… We did not say it was by our works that we are righteous and you are not reading your Bible as Noah was called a righteous man and I believe Abraham was also,. We can be holy and righteous. Large part is in our decision making, if we decide to follow Christ and his ways or if we decide to disobey. It is up to us, God is not going to force us to be holy and righteous

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