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.