Spiritual Perfection
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Matthew 5:48
Be you therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Hebrews 6:18
That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold on the hope set before us:

1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Romans 5:12
Why, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed on all men, for that all have sinned:

Genesis 1:31
And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

5047. teleiotes -- completeness, perfection
... particularly then suggests the of truths (stages of spiritual growth), the ... Word Origin
from teleios Definition completeness, perfection NASB Word Usage ...
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The Eighteenth Chapter: the Example Set us by the Holy Fathers
... What rigorous fasts they observed! How great their zeal and their love for spiritual
perfection! How brave the fight they waged to master their evil habits! ...
/.../kempis/the imitation of christ/the eighteenth chapter the example.htm

A Memorial
... do not advance the soul one jot in spirit, although it be plain enough to them that
know these three instruments of spiritual perfection, yet lest any should ...
/.../baker/holy wisdom or directions for the prayer of contemplation/a memorial.htm

Objections Prevented. ...
... For by this and no other way can they assuredly understand or perform the
divine will, in which alone consists spiritual perfection. ...
/.../chapter ix objections prevented .htm

Commonly those Only are Said to Aspire to Perfection that ...
... 1. Notwithstanding although all Christians are obliged to aspire to perfection,
and to lead spiritual lives, sanctifying all their actions and employments by ...
/.../chapter ii commonly those only.htm

The Means of Obtaining Peace Internal, is not the Delight of Sense ...
... a grief is this, that scarce is there one Soul which despises spiritual pleasures
and ... says the Holy Ghost: many are they who are call'd to perfection, but few ...
/.../the spiritual guide which disentangles the soul/chap iii the means of.htm

A Mournful Exclamation and Lamentable Moan to God for the Small ...
... Of Spiritual Martyrdoms whereby God Purges Souls; of Contemplation, infused and
passive ... God for the Small Company of Souls that arrive at Perfection, the Loving ...
/.../chap xxii a mournful exclamation.htm

Of Certain Sorts of Mortification which are More General. ...
... if with external solitude there be not joined internal abstraction and prayer, it
is rather a hindrance than an instrument of advancing spiritual perfection. ...
/.../chapter vi of certain sorts.htm

Spiritual Condition of the Congregations. --The Seven Churches in ...
... If the inspired apostles themselves disclaimed perfection, much less can we expect
it from their converts, who had ... Hence it was on the brink of spiritual death ...
/.../history of the christian church volume i/section 50 spiritual condition of.htm

... His career thereafter was devoted to practicing the counsels of spiritual
perfection and to copying books for the schools. From ...
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Of Two Spiritual Martyrdoms, Wherewith God Cleanseth the Soul that ...
... an inordinate desire of sublime Gifts, by the Appetite of feeling spiritual Consolation,
by ... a Soul that must arrive at the holy Mountain of Perfection, and of ...
/.../the spiritual guide which disentangles the soul/chap iv of two spiritual.htm

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