A question that Atheists and even agnostic people have asked. James gives an amazing answer to a 1000 year old question.
Yes, I am Christian.
No, I am not perfect.
Are you Perfect?
Oh well, let me introduce you to a friend of mine.
Now, the answer to this statement, would probably be, but that was Jesus.
Hmm, true. Very true.
And we are born sinners, true again, you’re good at this.
And we will always be sinners for we come from the line of Adam and Eve, and now the rest of humanity are sinners. Are you a professor or something?
Now we could go on with this all day if we wanted, but then we wouldn’t be getting to the point then would we?
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Jesus… was Perfect. He died for the sinners. He was forsaken by God, for the sin of the world corroded him. We are the dirt of the ground that Jesus could kick with His foot if He really wanted. But He didn’t, and now we are saved by grace, something that only Jesus could give, no Christian would ever do what Jesus did, without Jesus inside their hearts. So now you’re probably wondering what this was got to do with a Christian being perfect huh?
We are saved by grace, so now Jesus has officially given us mercy so that we can live with a second chance to do better, with Jesus directing our path, and shining a light that is… Perfect. We must strife to be like Jesus, now I’m not saying to go out and tell everyone about Jesus with a force, let Jesus bring them to you. Now when we strife to be like Jesus, Jesus will help us get better, and in the end with Jesus in full control of our lives and Hearts. We are perfect, we shine a light of perfection, a light of Jesus.
1 John 2:5-6: but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him: the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.
Grace and Mercy, they are the two things that made Jesus perfect(well, and also being the Son of God, that might be a little advantage huh?). He loved the unlovable, He cared for the people who were never cared for, He showed love to the people when no other people did, He made people break down into tears, He showed the people of the world…………. Perfection. And you know what, I think with Jesus inside our hearts, we can be too.