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

2 Peter 1:5-8
And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

2 Timothy 3:16-17
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

Hebrews 6:1
Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on to perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,

James 2:10
For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

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:


"Be Perfect. " 2 Cor. xiii. 11
... O yes! Then why not allow Him to have His own way? Is this not the reason why some
men are not striving after "Perfection?" They like to be as they are. ...
// bread/xvi be perfect 2 cor.htm

This ChapterShows How, when God Bestows Greater Favours on the ...
... soul's longings.3. Courage needed to reach the last mansions.4. Trials accompanying
divine favours.5. Outcry raised against souls striving for perfection.6. St ...
/.../teresa/the interior castle or the mansions/chapter i this chapter shows.htm

The Epistle to the Philippians
... example in renouncing his fleshly prerogatives that he might gain Christ and experience
the power of His resurrection, and in striving after perfection, 1:15. ...
/.../drummond/introduction to the new testament/the epistle to the philippians.htm

Mission Work
... It is by what they see of your lives that you will help them; if you yourselves
are striving for perfection, God will use you to lead these gentlemen in the ...
/.../forbes/life of st vincent de paul/chapter 5 mission work.htm

The Saint Resumes the History of Her Life. Aiming at Perfection. ...
... praying God to help me, striving also after purity of conscience for some days,
I saw that my soul had not strength to go forth alone to a perfection so great. ...
/.../teresa/the life of st teresa of jesus/chapter xxiii the saint resumes.htm

Twenty-Fourth Day. Holiness and Cleansing.
... Blessed Lord used it when He gave us the command, 'Be ye perfect, even as your Father
in heaven is perfect.' A child striving after the perfection in knowledge ...
/.../murray/holy in christ/twenty-fourth day holiness and cleansing.htm

On the Feast of St Stephen or of St Lawrence
... in which the grain of wheat dies belongs only to the perfect, who with unflagging
diligence and ceaseless desire are ever striving to approach perfection. ...
// inner way/sermon iv on the feast.htm

Sermon for St. Stephen's Day
... in which the corn of wheat dies belongs only to the perfect, who, with unflagging
diligence and ceaseless desire, are ever striving to approach perfection. ...
/.../xxv sermon for st stephens.htm

St. Catherine of Siena as Seen in Her Letters
... Pure "Religious," striving after the exalted perfection enjoined by the Counsels,
moved habitually among moral atrocities, and bold vigour of speech was a ...
/.../benincasa/letters of catherine benincasa/st catherine of siena as.htm

Whether it is Lawful to Desire the Office of a Bishop?
... presumptuous to think oneself perfect, but it is not presumptuous to tend to perfection. ...
Dei xix, 19): "No man is debarred from striving for the knowledge of ...
/...// theologica/whether it is lawful to 27.htm

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