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"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 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 truly comes unto Christ is expected to Perfect himself or herself, and only those who are trying to perfect themselves in Him (to become as Our Heavenly Father, Our Heavenly Mother, and Our Eldest Brother, Jesus Christ, are) only they are the true followers of Christ Jesus. Those who are not willing to perfect holiness, to become as God is, as the Family in Heaven is, are NOT the true followers of the Saviour: because they continue in sin, and no sinful person can be a part of the perfected Family in Heaven. AND BY THIS YOU MAY KNOW THEY ARE UNDER THE BONDAGE OF SIN, BECAUSE THEY COME NOT UNTO ME {unto the perfection that the Lord and His Servants preach}. FOR WHOSO COMETH NOT UNTO ME {unto the 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 be perfect --- must thereby perfect themselves also. You do not have a choice in the matter! It is His commandment. You either obey and receive the blessings that come with your obedience, which is Eternal Life, or receiving ALL that God has to give to you; or you disobey and displease God, and fall 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,
{For the perfecting of 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 UNTO 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;

{Unless you believe that Jesus wants you to perfect yourself - you really are NOT IN THE FAITH! };
IN THE FAITH 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}

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, 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}, 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 directly from God The Father Himself --- He could receive it from no higher! - 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 {The 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 it and know of its validity, The Oath & Covenant of The Melchizedek Priesthood is the ANCHOR OF THE SOUL! for both men and women ...}

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 the keeping of 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]


"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 two 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 I also believe that others have attained to it --- just not for their entire lives. If you have no existing conditions, such as you owe back taxes that cannot be gotten out of because you have no finances to pay them off, then it is very possible to live an hour of your life perfect. And since you can live an hour of your life perfect, can you live a day of your life perfect? Yes you can! 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" to have progressed so much in the last years of his life that he had become perfect. He didn't live his entire life perfect, but perhaps he did live the last years of his life perfect --- and thus he was called A Perfect Man. 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 there is a different definition for what he meant in calling Seth A Perfect Man.

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? I assert that it can be done! That you can do it! 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?}


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 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]


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