Scripture Cross References

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Jesus said unto him, IF THOU CANST BELIEVE: ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE TO HIM THAT BELIEVETH! --- [Mark 9:23 - Bible]

BE YE THEREFORE PERFECT, EVEN AS YOUR FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN IS PERFECT. --- [Matthew 5:48 - Bible]

{ Why is it that millions of people who think they are Christians following the teachings of Jesus Christ reject this scripture, BE YE THEREFORE PERFECT, and the several dozen other scriptures (some of which we will include in this scripture set) that mention God wants us and commands us to PERFECT ourselves? Do the millions of people who reject this concept think that Jesus just spoke without knowing what He was saying? Like a man might, and not God. Or perhaps they think they are smarter concerning the things of the eternities and know more than Jesus knows? }

Stop Telling God What He Can & Cannot Say!

Stop Telling God What He Can & Cannot Require Of You!


{ Since Jesus condemns your imperfect and sinful life, stop claiming that you follow Jesus if you are not willing to do what He requires of you ... }

AND WHY CALL ME, LORD, LORD, AND DO NOT THE THINGS WHICH I SAY? --- [Luke 6:46 - Bible]



NOT AS THOUGH I HAD ALREADY ATTAINED, EITHER WERE ALREADY PERFECT: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus." --- [Philippians 3:12 - Bible]


Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; THAT WE MAY PRESENT EVERY MAN PERFECT IN CHRIST JESUS: --- [Colossians 1:28 - Bible]

{ Everyone who comes unto Christ not half-heartedly as most people do, and we're not just talking non-members here but most active members only live a high Terestrial Law (they're not even in the Celestial Kingdom yet!), but those who fully, completely, totally, ( ACCORDING TO THE FAITH OF GOD'S ELECT is how Paul put it in Titus 1:1-2, is expected to Perfect himself/herself, and only those who are truly trying to perfect themselves with The Saviour's guidance (who are truly trying to become as God is, or in other words to live His lifestyle and take on God's way of doing things --- the way THE FAMILY IN HEAVEN --- [Ephesians 3:14-15 - Bible] does things) ONLY THEY ARE THE TRUE FOLLOWERS OF JESUS CHRIST. It is hard to acknowledge that this is true because everyone wants to think that they follow Jesus very well, that they believe in Him totally. But they don't understand what true belief is! Their belief, and again this isn't just about non-members but members as well, is mostly mouth-confession that isn't willing to do what Jesus really expects them to do! Those who are not willing to perfect holiness, perfect godliness, and perfectly keep ALL of the commandments and doctrines of Jesus Christ --- FOR THUS IT BECOMETH US TO FULFILL ALL RIGHTEOUSNESS. --- [Matthew 3:13-15 - Bible] will never become HEIRS OF GOD AND JOINT-HEIRS WITH CHRIST ... GLORIFIED TOGETHER ... --- [Romans 8:17-18 - Bible] with THE FAMILY IN HEAVEN --- [Ephesians 3:14-15 - Bible] as God wishes His Children to be there in Heaven with Them - until they change their mind and their heart and seek after those things through repentance ACCORDING TO THE FAITH OF GOD'S ELECT --- [Titus 1:1-2 - Bible] { Those who seek not after this eternal family relationship should not claim to be the true followers of God. Although no one who follows The Plan of Salvation is pre-destined or destined to NOT be able to live up to the expectations of The Saviour and The Heavenly Family. Everyone who is born into this life has a chance for it. Nor is anyone pre-destined or destined to be cast out from the presence of this FAMILY IN HEAVEN , IF they're trying to live Gospel principles. The hope of our Heavenly Parents in sending any of us to this Earthly School of Hard Knocks is for each of us to overcome our trials through persistent repentance that never gives up, no matter how many times we fall. We are all His children and must continue to learn and to grow in holiness and godliness until perfection is reached: I have said YE ARE GODS: AND ALL OF YOU ARE CHILDREN OF THE MOST HIGH. --- [Psalms 82:6 - Bible] God through Jesus Christ provides The path of the just as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. --- [Proverbs 4:18 - Bible] That which is of God is light; and he that receiveth light, and continueth in God, receiveth more light; and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day. --- [D&C 50:24] Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and THESE HAVE NO ROOT, WHICH FOR A WHILE BELIEVE, BUT IN TIME OF TEMPTATION FALL AWAY. And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are CHOKED WITH THE CARES AND THE RICHES AND THE PLEASURES OF THIS LIFE, AND BRING NO FRUIT TO PERFECTION. --- [Luke 8:11-14 - Bible] The Lord does not expect you to work out your perfection in a day, or even a year. It may take the rest of your life. What He expects is for you to acknowledge your goal (holiness and godliness and perfection) and to continually and persistently strive to reach these things! Not to rationalize that the goal is not possible, and therefore why even try, but to take upon you the words of your Saviour ...

Jesus said unto him, IF THOU CANST BELIEVE: ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE TO HIM THAT BELIEVETH! --- [Mark 9:23 - Bible]

Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; HERE A LITTLE, AND THERE A LITTLE. --- [Isaiah 28:9-10 - Bible] { "How do you eat an elephant?" asks a child's parable. Answer: "1 bite at a time!" The only way any of us are going to STAND PERFECT AND COMPLETE IN ALL THE WILL OF GOD, --- [Colossians 4:12 - Bible] is for us to concentrate on perfecting a few things at a time; and once we have perfected those things, to continually work on other things to PERFECT THAT WHICH IS LACKING IN YOUR FAITH! --- [1st Thessalonians 3:10 - Bible] A true Christian must go from one thing to another! The primary reason for anyone to eventually be weeded out and separated from this eternal family relationship, THE FAMILY IN HEAVEN --- [Ephesians 3:14-15 - Bible] is that we GIVE UP! ENDURE ENDURE ENDURE If any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His! --- [Romans 8:9 - Bible] For the time is come that judgement must begin at THE HOUSE OF GOD: {which is The Temple, (1st Corinthians 9:13 / Psalm 65:4 / Psalm 27:4), and those who MOST OBEY (OBEY THE COMMANDMENTS OF THE LORD THE BEST) will be the first to be judged!} and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them which OBEY NOT THE GOSPEL OF GOD? AND IF THE RIGHTEOUS SCARCELY BE SAVED, WHERE SHALL THE UNGODLY AND THE SINNER APPEAR?! --- [1st Peter 4: 17-18 - Bible] Sin is what separates man from God: EXCEPT YE REPENT, YE SHALL ALL LIKEWISE PERISH ... , --- [Luke 13:1-5 - Bible] { and anyone who remains unrepentant will remain in his or her sins throughout the rest of eternity: He that is unjust, let him be unjust still; and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still; and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still; and he that is holy, let him be holy still. --- [Revelation 22:11 - Bible] { The filthy, the unjust, the ungodly and such, will never become part of the holy, the perfected, the godly whose destiny as the children of God, I have said, YE ARE GODS, AND ALL OF YOU ARE CHILDREN OF THE MOST HIGH! AND IF CHILDREN THEN HEIRS OF GOD AND JOINT-HEIRS WITH CHRIST ... THAT WE MAY BE ALSO GLORIFIED TOGETHER ... --- [Romans 8:17-18 - Bible] and live in that same kingdom where THE FAMILY IN HEAVEN --- [Ephesians 3:14-15 - Bible] reside.}

You won't get there unless YOU COME UNTO HIM!

Unless you DO what He tells You To DO!


AND BY THIS YOU MAY KNOW THEY ARE UNDER THE BONDAGE OF SIN, BECAUSE THEY COME NOT UNTO ME { They come not unto "the holiness," "the godliness," and "the perfection, that the Lord and His Servants preach }.

FOR WHOSO COMETH NOT UNTO ME { again, unto this holiness, godliness, and perfection that the Lord and His Servants preach } IS UNDER THE BONDAGE OF SIN. --- [D&C 84:50]


The disciple is not above his master: but EVERYONE THAT IS PERFECT SHALL BE AS HIS MASTER. --- [Luke 6:40 - Bible]

{Or in other words, Everyone who wants to be as his Master, because Jesus Christ is perfect and commands His followers to also WORK OUT YOUR OWN SALVATION with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12) {unto PERFECTION: --- You must Perfect yourself also. If you wish to live with} THE FAMILY IN HEAVEN - (Ephesians 3:14-15), {you either obey and receive the blessings that come with your obedience, which is Holiness, Godliness, Perfection and ultimately, Eternal Life, receiving ALL that God has to give to you; or you disobey and displease God, falling short of what COULD HAVE BEEN YOUR's!}

And they that remain shall also be quickened; nevertheless, they shall return again to their own place, to enjoy that which THEY ARE WILLING TO RECEIVE, BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT WILLING TO ENJOY THAT WHICH THEY MIGHT HAVE RECEIVED. --- [D&C 88:32] }


Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, PERFECTING HOLINESS in the fear of God. --- [2nd Corinthians 7:1 - Bible]


And he gave some apostles; and some prophets; and some evangelists; and some pastors and teachers; FOR THE PERFECTING OF THE SAINTS,

{Do not convince yourself that this scripture pertains to The Catholics. The Catholics do not preach PERFECTION BY LIVING ALL OF THE DOCTRINES (COMMANDMENTS) OF GOD. (The Catholics skip over many doctrines and have also added doctrines that are not even found in The Bible.) Ephesians 4:11-14 does not refer to the 10,000 or so ecclesiastically recognized or venerated saints that the Catholic Church recognizes. Paul states: CALLED TO BE SAINTS, WITH ALL THAT IN EVERY PLACE CALL UPON THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD. --- [1st Corinthians 1:1-2 - Bible] } {ALL members of the true church are SAINTS.

{The verse refers to the perfecting of THE PEOPLE OF THE SAINTS --- [Daniel 7:27 - Bible] ... which means THE PEOPLE of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day SAINTS:

For the kingdom ... and the greatness of the kingdom ... SHALL BE GIVEN TO THE PEOPLE OF THE SAINTS ... --- [Daniel 7:27 - Bible]

for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of THE BODY OF CHRIST: TILL WE ALL COME IN THE UNITY OF THE FAITH, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, UNTO A PERFECT MAN, unto the measure of the stature of THE FULNESS OF CHRIST: --- [Ephesians 4:11-13 - Bible]

{ THE FULNESS OF CHRIST is UNTO A PERFECT MAN, and A PERFECT WOMAN in Christ Jesus.:

Nevertheless, NEITHER IS THE MAN WITHOUT THE WOMAN, NEITHER THE WOMAN WITHOUT THE MAN, IN THE LORD. --- [1st Corinthians 11:11 - Bible] }



5 EXAMINE YOURSELVES, WHETHER YE BE IN THE FAITH;


{Only those who believe that Jesus wants you to perfect yourself - are really IN THE FAITH;!

{If you are an alert student of the scriptures, you will notice that the scriptures are not about seeking the 1st or the 2nd Degreees Of Glory in the Celestial kingdom (of which there are 3 ... IN THE CELESTIAL GLORY THERE ARE THREE HEAVENS OR DEGREES. And in order to obtain THE HIGHEST {or} THE THIRD HEAVEN --- [2nd Corinthians 12:2 - Bible], ... a man must enter into this order of the Priesthood [meaning the new and everlasting covenant of marriage]; And if he does not, he cannot obtain it. {Obtain what?THE HIGHEST or THE THIRD HEAVEN. } He may enter into the other {either of the other two: the 1st or the 2nd} but that is the end of his kingdom; {he will not inherit the fulness of Eternal Life} He cannot have an increase. {or eternal offspring, (among other things that THE GODS enjoy), which are reserved for those in} THE HIGHEST THE THIRD HEAVEN --- [D&C 131:1-4]

{This is what IN THE FAITH truly means: those who seek after HOLINESS, GODINESS, and PERFECTION: these three things combined in unity ultimately reward the man and the woman with Eternal Life!:}

1 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, ACCORDING TO THE FAITH OF GOD'S ELECT, and the acknowledging of THE TRUTH WHICH IS AFTER GODLINESS;
2 IN HOPE OF ETERNAL LIFE, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; --- [Titus 1:1-2 - Bible]


IN THE FAITH also means IN THE CHURCH, but not just any church but in the true church, which in these latter-days is: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints}


{therefore, (CONTINUING WITH 2nd Corinthians 13:5 - Bible)}:


PROVE YOUR OWN SELVES. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? ...

8 For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth. For we are glad, when we are weak and ye are strong:

9 AND THIS ALSO WE WISH, EVEN YOUR PERFECTION. --- [2nd Corinthians 13:5 & 8-9 - Bible]

Finally, brethren, farewell, BE PERFECT, be of good comfort, BE OF ONE MIND, {The mind for Eternal Life and Godliness, } THAT YE MAY STAND PERFECT AND COMPLETE IN ALL THE WILL OF GOD. } live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you." --- [2nd Corinthians 13:11 - Bible]


Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, THAT YE MAY STAND PERFECT AND COMPLETE IN ALL THE WILL OF GOD. --- [Colossians 4:12 - Bible]


Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might PERFECT THAT WHICH IS LACKING IN YOUR FAITH? --- [1st Thessalonians 3:10 - Bible]


All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: THAT THE MAN OF GOD MAY BE PERFECT, throughly furnished unto all good works. --- [2nd Timothy 3:16-17 - Bible]


9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that He BY THE GRACE OF GOD should taste death for every man.

10 For it became Him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, IN BRINGING MANY SONS UNTO GLORY, to make the captain of their salvation PERFECT THROUGH SUFFERINGS."

11 For both He that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are ALL OF ONE: for which cause He is not ashamed to call them BRETHREN. ...

14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, The Devil;

15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; BUT HE TOOK ON HIM THE SEED OF ABRAHAM. --- [Hebrews 2:9-11 & 14-16 - Bible]


9 And being made PERFECT, He became the author of eternal salvation UNTO ALL THEM THAT OBEY HIM;

{ Those who OBEY HIM seek after Perfection, even the Perfection that Jesus commands His true followers to seek after: }

BE YE THEREFORE PERFECT, EVEN AS YOUR FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN IS PERFECT --- [Matthew 5:48 - Bible]

{This Perfection that Jesus refers to cannot be fufilled without The Melchizedek Priesthood, which Melchizedek Priesthood includes the Oath & Covenant of The Priesthood [D&C 84:33-40]. These joint-facts of The Melchizedek Priesthood hold true for women as well. Women are not left out! Nonetheless, they themselves (women) do not hold the Priesthood but marry into it, much like when a woman marries a man with a home and money she becomes entitled to that home and that money as well. In order for a woman to inherit Eternal Life, she must marry a man who holds and magnifies his calling in this Melchizedek Priesthood, and in The Church of Jesus Christ, as well as in the Priesthood, }

THE HUSBAND IS THE HEAD OF THE WIFE --- [Ephesians 5:23-24 - Bible] and

NEITHER IS THE MAN WITHOUT THE WOMAN, NEITHER THE WOMAN WITHOUT THE MAN, IN THE LORD. --- [1st Corinthians 11:11 - Bible]

And thus a man (as well as a woman through her righteous husband) must be:

10 CALLED OF GOD AN HIGH PRIEST AFTER THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK. --- [Hebrews 5:9-10 - Bible]


If therefore PERFECTION were by the Levitical Priesthood, (for under it the people received the Law {Of Moses},) what further need was there that another priest should rise after THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK, and not be called after the order of Aaron? --- [Hebrews 7:11 - Bible]


19 For the Law {Of Moses, under the authority of The Aaronic Priesthood} made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a BETTER HOPE {The Gospel under the authority of The Melchizedek Priesthood} DID; BY THE WHICH WE DRAW NIGH UNTO GOD.

20 And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest;

21 (For those priests {under the Aaronic Priesthood} were made without an oath; BUT THIS WITH AN OATH {The Oath & Covenant of The Melchizedek Priesthood} BY HIM {God The Father} that said unto Him {God The Firstborn Son, Jesus Christ --- in other words God The Father was ordaining God The Son to the Priesthood}, The Lord sware and will not repent, THOU ART A PRIEST FOREVER AFTER THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK):

22 By so much was Jesus made a surety of A BETTER TESTAMENT! ...

{Because Jesus received His ordination and calling to the Melchizedek Priesthood under the hands - directly from God The Father Himself --- this meant that He could receive it from no higher! God The Father is the highest there is! - thus Jesus had} A BETTER TESTAMENT! not only concerning His own Priesthood but for US, His brothers and sisters whom He shares that BETTER TESTAMENT! with.


28 For the Law {of Moses under the authority of The Aaronic Priesthood} maketh men High Priests which have infirmity; BUT THE WORD OF THE OATH {The Oath & Covenant of The Melchizedek Priesthood}, which was since the Law {of Moses}, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore. --- [Hebrews 7:19-22 & 28 - Bible]


13 F or when God made promise to Abraham, because He {God} could swear by no greater, HE SWEAR BY HIMSELF! ...

16 For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.

17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly TO SHEW UNTO THE HEIRS OF PROMISE the immutability of His COUNCIL, CONFIRMED IT BY AN OATH {The Oath & Covenant of The (Melchizedek) Priesthood}:

18 That by TWO immutable things {These TWO Priesthoods: The Aaronic Priesthood and The Melchizedek Priesthood} in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon THE HOPE SET BEFORE US {THE HOPE of Eternal Life, which is THE HOPE of becoming as God is: of living the same lifestyle that God lives! of becoming Gods ourselves - I have said YE ARE GODS, and all of you are children of the Most High. --- [Psalm 82:6 - Bible]}:

19 WHICH HOPE we have as an ANCHOR OF THE SOUL, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;
{To those who have received this OATH & COVENANT OF THE PRIESTHOOD, and either know or simply believe in its authenticity and validity, The Oath & Covenant of The Melchizedek Priesthood is the ANCHOR OF THE SOUL! {And not just for men but for women also, who inherit it through marriage.}

20 Whither the forerunner is for, US ENTERED, EVEN JESUS, MADE AN HIGH PRIEST FOR EVER AFTER THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK." --- [Hebrews 6:13 & 16-20 Bible]


"FOR SUCH AN HIGH PRIEST BECAME US, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, AND MADE HIGHER THAN THE HEAVENS." --- [Hebrews 7:26 - Bible]


32 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets: ...

39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:

40 God having provided some better thing for us, THAT THEY WITHOUT US SHOULD NOT BE MADE PERFECT. --- [Hebrews 11:32 & 39-40 - Bible]


22 But ye are come unto Mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,

23 To the general assembly and CHURCH OF THE FIRSTBORN, which are written in Heaven, and to God the judge of all, AND TO THE SPIRITS OF JUST MEN MADE PERFECT,

24 And to Jesus the Mediator of the New Covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, {The Atonement of Jesus Christ} that speaketh better things than that of Abel. --- [Hebrews 12:22-24 - Bible]


22 AND THE GLORY WHICH THOU GAVEST ME {The Melchizedek Priesthood AND The HOPE of Eternal Life that is promised through that Priesthood} I HAVE GIVEN THEM: that they may be one, even as we are one;

23 I in them, and Thou in me, THAT THEY MADE BE MADE PERFECT IN ONE {through Priesthood Unity which seeks and searches for those who magnify the Oath & Covenant of The Priesthood unto Godhood Unity}; and that the world may know that Thou hast sent me, AND HAST LOVED THEM, as Thou hast loved Me. --- [John 17:22-23 - Bible]


20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, {The Atonement of Jesus Christ}

21 MAKE YOU PERFECT IN EVERY GOOD WORK TO DO HIS WILL, working in you that which is wellpleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. --- [Hebrews 13:20 -21 - Bible]


"BUT THE GOD OF ALL GRACE, WHO HATH CALLED US UNTO HIS ETERNAL GLORY BY CHRIST JESUS, after ye have suffered a while, MAKE YOU PERFECT, stablish, strengthen, settle you. --- [1st Peter 5:10 - Bible]


{The following is perhaps the best scripture in all of the scriptures concerning keeping the commandments of God}:


3 AND HEREBY WE DO KNOW THAT WE KNOW HIM, IF WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS.

4 HE THAT SAITH I KNOW HIM, AND KEEPETH NOT HIS COMMANDMENTS, IS A LIAR, AND THE TRUTH IS NOT IN HIM.

5 BUT WHOSO KEEPETH HIS WORD, IN HIM VERILY IS THE LOVE OF GOD PERFECTED: hereby know we that we are in Him. --- [1st John 2:3-5 - Bible]


There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; AND THAT MAN WAS PERFECT and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil. --- [Job 1:1 - Bible]


These are the generations of Noah: Noah was A JUST MAN AND PERFECT in his generations, and Noah walked with God. --- [Job 1:1 - Bible]


BECAUSE HE (SETH) WAS A PERFECT MAN, and his likeness was the express likeness of his father, insomuch that he seemed to be like unto his father in all things, and could be distinguished from him only by his age. --- [D&C 107:43]


{The above three scriptures are strange indeed! Most people believe that Jesus was the only PERFECT man who ever lived on the face of the earth. I myself believe that Jesus was the only man who lived his entire LIFE perfect - in perfect harmony with the will and commandments of God; but, as those three scriptures about Job, Noah, and, more importantly, JOSEPH SMITH CLAIMS THAT SETH WAS A PERFECT MAN attest and bear witness, (and agree with me showing that I am not wrong), I also believe that others have attained to Perfection while yet in the flesh --- just not for their entire lives. Only for a part of their lives. If you have no existing conditions, such as you owe back taxes that cannot be gotten out of the way because you have no finances to pay them off, then it is very possible to live an hour of your life perfect. Yes, an hour you can live perfect! And since you can live an hour of your life perfect, can you live a day of your life perfect? Yes you can! You can live a perfect day! Can you live a week perfect? Yes you can! Can you live a month perfect? Yes you can! It is possible that some men, such as Job, whose name was Job; AND THAT MAN WAS PERFECT, progressed so much in the last years of his life that he had become PERFECT. He didn't live his entire life perfect, (ONLY The Saviour did that), but perhaps he did live the last years of his life perfect --- and thus he was called A Perfect Man. Noah probably grew into it, too. Noah was A JUST MAN AND PERFECT And perhaps the same with Seth, BECAUSE HE (SETH) WAS A PERFECT MAN. The Prophet Joseph Smith, was the most knowledgeable man who ever lived, second only to the Saviour. If Joseph didn't write this about Seth because it was true, then either Joseph lied about it; or he was in error about it; or there is a different definition for what he meant in calling Seth A Perfect Man (he didn't really mean "perfect" but he meant "near perfect" --- which is flaky as well as confusing; or, as I believe, Joseph Smith knew what he was writing (most likely as in all or most of his writings, writing by The Spirit, AND UNDER DIRECTION OF THE HOLY GHOST, (in other words) THE HOLY GHOST TOLD JOSEPH THAT SETH HAD BEEN A PERFECT MAN WHILE ON THE EARTH! So, for those of you who do not want to believe that Seth was also a perfect man, it's not just the scriptures you refute, and it's not just Joseph Smith you deny, but you're actually indirectly without even thinking about what you're doing: CALLING THE HOLY GHOST A LIAR! And who does the Holy Ghost work for? YOU'RE ACTUALLY CALLING JESUS CHRIST A LIAR!!! Don't you think Jesus knows if a man is perfect or not? Don't you believe the scriptures (especially the Latter-Day Scriptures!) are more or less written by Jesus? Do you think Jesus would want this verse and this declaration that it is possible for a man to be perfect in this life besides the Saviour being perfect, D&C 107:43, "BECAUSE HE (SETH) WAS A PERFECT MAN." retained in the Docrtine & Covenants if it was either a lie or in error? Since Joseph Smith's writing of that somewhere around 1835, there have been 16 prophets. If the phrase, "(SETH) WAS A PERFECT MAN", was either a lie or written in error, then why hasn't any of these 16 prophets taken it out or changed it???

Christ and other prophets and apostles (other scriptures), invite us to Perfect ourselves. So why think it is impossible? --- for at least part of your life?}
FOR WITH GOD NOTHING SHALL BE IMPOSSIBLE!" --- [Luke 1:37 - Bible]


{It can be done! Yes! If you want it enough --- you can Perfect Yourself! For at least part of your life. For that is the commandment given by Jesus, and why would Jesus give a commandment that is unobtainable?}

For behold,THIS LIFE IS THE TIME FOR MEN TO PREPARE TO MEET GOD: yea, behold the day of THIS LIFE IS THE DAY FOR MEN TO PERFORM THEIR LABORS! --- [Alma 34:32 - The Book of Mormon]


THEREFORE I WOULD THAT YE SHOULD BE PERFECT EVEN AS I, OR YOUR FATHER WHO IS IN HEAVEN, IS PERFECT. --- [3rd Nephi 12:48 - The Book of Mormon]


And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I WILL GO AND DO THE THINGS WHICH THE LORD HATH COMMANDED, FOR I KNOW THAT THE LORD GIVETH NO COMMANDMENTS UNTO THE CHILDREN OF MEN, SAVE HE SHALL PREPARE A WAY FOR THEM THAT THEY MAY ACCOMPLISH THE THING {PERFECTION!} WHICH HE COMMANDETH THEM. --- [1st Nephi 3:7 - The Book of Mormon]


{And this is the commandment. Have faith, and} HE SHALL PREPARE A WAY FOR { (You)} THAT {(You)} MAY ACCOMPLISH THE THING WHICH HE COMMANDETH ) }:


BE YE THEREFORE PERFECT, EVEN AS YOUR FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN IS PERFECT. --- [Matthew 5:48 - Bible]


{He's commanded you to become perfect, plus!, because} WITH GOD NOTHING SHALL BE IMPOSSIBLE! {and He proclaims} THIS LIFE IS THE DAY FOR MEN TO PERFORM THEIR LABORS! {and because of that He promises} HE SHALL PREPARE A WAY FOR { (You)} THAT {(You)} MAY ACCOMPLISH THE THING WHICH HE COMMANDETH ) }: {Who am I, who are you, who is even an apostle to deny these promises? Who are any of us to call Him a liar?!

STOP CLAIMING THAT PERFECTION IS NOT POSSIBLE IN THIS LIFE - for with that attitude, it certainly won't be possible. FOR YOU! With the things of God you have to believe in something first before it can become a reality. As President Spencer W. Kimball wrote: FAITH PRECEDES THE MIRACLE! Yes, it will take a miracle, many miracles actually, for me or for you to perfect ourselves with the help of The Saviour in this life. But our we beyond such help and so many miracles? NO! Start believing and start working towards that Perfection which Joseph Smith bore witness of in a man other than The Saviour,
BECAUSE HE (SETH) WAS A PERFECT MAN". [Chances are Abraham had been a perfect man also, and the offering of Isaac was Abraham's final test to see how perfect Abraham was? Chances are Joseph Smith was a perfect man, after all Joseph had the 2nd greatest mission in the history of the world: to restore the Church and Gospel of Jesus Christ. If any man in these Latter-Days was a perfect man, it probably was Joseph Smith! Chances are that John The Revelator who was translated, as well as the 3 Nephites, were also perfect men. And how about Elijah, who was taken into Heaven without tasting death? Speaking about that, what about Enoch, whose entire people were taken into heaven without tasting death!? Surely The Lord God will not accept anyone into Heaven who is not PERFECT??? I refer to the top kingdom of Heaven --- that kingdom written about in D&C 131:1-4 and in 2nd Corinthians 12:2 - THE THIRD HEAVEN. Surely out of the billions of people who have lived on this earth there have been a least a few perfect men in the history of the world who overcame sin and perfected themselves through the grace of God:} Wherefore I will that all men shall repent, FOR ALL ARE UNDER SIN, EXCEPT THOSE WHOM I HAVE RESERVED UNTO MYSELF, HOLY MEN THAT YE KNOW NOT OF!]

{Let's repeat that, and really analyze the profound word:} EXCEPT:

Wherefore, I will that all men shall repent, for all are under sin," {Imperfect people are imperfect because they live sinful lifes. To put it another way: Anyone who lives a sinful life is imperfect, because perfection is only attained by those who rid their life of sin - which is disobedience to God's laws. God is God, and what He says is sin is sin; and what He says is not sin is not sin. Either way, you need to conform to what God says, because He is the one who truly determines whether you are holy or unholy, clean or unclean, perfect or imperfect ...} EXCEPT THOSE {Which implies that these people are PERFECT --- because they are NOT under the imperfections of sin!} which I have reserved unto myself, HOLY MEN THAT YE KNOW NOT OF. --- [D&C 49:8]


{The Saviour not only states that PERFECTION is possible! --- And not only shows us that some people such as Noah, Job, and Seth did attain PERFECTION WHILE IN THIS LIFE! --- but also invites everyone to seek PERFECTION! }:


THEREFORE I WOULD THAT YE SHOULD BE PERFECT EVEN AS I, OR YOUR FATHER WHO IS IN HEAVEN, IS PERFECT. --- [3rd Nephi 12:48 - The Book of Mormon]


{I bear testimony to you, that perfection is possible for a day. And if for a day, then for a week. And if for a week, then for a month. And if for a month, then for 3 months. And if for 3 months, then for the rest of your life. I leave this with you, not to discourage you but to encourage you!}
Work out your own salvation, --- [Philippians 2:12 - Bible] {in harmony with The Saviour because} It is BY GRACE THAT WE ARE SAVED: AFTER ALL WE CAN DO. --- [2nd Nephi 25:23 - The Book of Mormon]

32 Yea, come unto Christ, AND BE PERFECTED IN HIM, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness; and if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all your might, mind and strength, then is his grace sufficient for you, THAT BY HIS GRACE YE MAY BE PERFECT IN CHRIST; and if by the grace of God ye are perfect in Christ, ye can in nowise deny the power of God. 33 And again, IF YE BY THE GRACE OF GOD ARE PERFECT IN CHRIST, and deny not his power, then are ye sanctified in Christ by the grace of God, through the shedding of the blood of Christ, which is in the covenant of the Father unto the remission of your sins, that ye become holy, without spot. --- [Moroni 10:32-33 - The Book of Mormon]

An Apostle gave a talk that "EVENTUALLY" you can become Perfect in Him. He more or less said that you cannot become perfect in this life. I bear testimony, not because I am already perfect or hath already attained, (as Paul said) - BUT because of the witnesses the Holy Ghost has taught me (herein written) that that "EVENTUALLY" does not need to be procrastinated until The Millenium or beyond. It can mean later in this life! You might be 90 years old before you attain it, but you can obtain it. I feel confident of this for me, and for anyone who truly seeks it and believes in it and fast and prays for it according to the words of Jesus:


Jesus said unto him, IF THOU CANST BELIEVE: ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE TO HIM THAT BELIEVETH! --- [Mark 9:23 - Bible]

IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, Amen. --- (Brother Erving Axel Lambert - 1/25/2018)



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