The Catholic Thinker

Perfection is, broadly speaking, a state of completeness and flawlessness. If people were perfect, they would be incapable of performing a task in a mediocre, sub-par fashion. Whatever act they may perform would be done with the utmost skill, sufficiency, and grace. To put it plainly, those who could be perfect would have, in a way, one of the perfections of God.

Judging from what God has revealed to his creation humanity, through the written form of His Word, the Bible, for a human to enter Heaven, he must be perfect. This what God created humanity for; perfection. God is constantly reminding us with this teaching, and always exhorting His people to be perfect.

(Matthew 5:48) “Be you therefore perfect, as also your heavenly Father is perfect.”

St. Paul even says that without holiness, “no man shall see God.” (Hebrews 12:14)

Jesus does not say the sinful, but rather “the…

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