Perfection: Hermeneutics in Parallel Passages. Starring John, Paul and James.

Perfection, or perfectionism has been a huge problem for the church since the early days of The Reformation and is responsible for the division of families, churches and entire denominations. It’s our lack of understanding that causes these divisions that have their origins in the difference between what we think words mean vs how the Bible defines it’s own syntax through proper hermeneutics. Perfect in modern English doesn’t mean what it does in ancient Greek text through an ancient Hebrew mindset. The Bible is it’s own dictionary and here we will use parallel passages to see what Jesus really meant by “be perfect, as our Father in heaven is perfect”.

*NOTE* Sorry about the few seconds of silence at the beginning of the audio file.

 

Hermeneutics; Paul and John On Sin. An example of parallel passages.

Warning:
We are not talking about “perfectionism” here so don’t get the tar and feathers out yet. Part 2 will explain the difference in being free from sin and being “perfect” as we will cover the Bible’s definition of perfect in our next episode, already in production.
Sorry for the delay between episodes. As explained in the video we have battled some serious technical difficulties and I have battled some serious health issues for which your prayers are appreciated.
God bless,

Doc