Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The perfect, complete, and completed work of Salvation… defined in the Greek text of the Bible

Both Experiences in Salvation by Grace are Biblically proven to be received “at one stroke” or “instantaneously” through the Sanctifying work of the Holy Ghost:

· The new birth, regeneration: a complete work of purity in the heart of a penitent sinner; forgiveness of sins at the new birth through Justification; where holiness begins

· Baptism with the Holy Ghost: a completed and entire work of purity after the new birth within the heart of a believer; deliverance from a sinful nature and its conflicts…Sanctifying power of the Spirit after Justification; where holiness is perfected

Bible and Greek text References:

Ephesians 4:12 -13...For the perfecting of the saints, 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: perfect man

· teleios (tel'-i-os); from NT:5056; complete (in various applications of labor, growth, mental and moral character, etc.); neuter (as noun, with NT:3588) completeness:KJV - of full age, man, perfect.

Hebrew 13:21 ...Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; perfect work

· Katartizo (kat-ar-tid'-zo); from NT: 2596 and a derivative of NT: 739; to complete thoroughly, i.e. repair (literally or figuratively) or adjust: KJV - fit, frame, mend, (make) perfect (-ly join together), prepare, restore.

1 John 1:9... he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. cleanses

· katharizo (kath-ar-id'-zo); from NT:2513; to cleanse (literally or figuratively): KJV - (make) clean (-se), purge, purify.

2 Thess. 2:13 ...God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: sanctification, to sever

· hagiasmos (hag-ee-as-mos'); from NT:37; properly, purification, i.e. (the state) purity; concretely (by Hebraism) a purifier: KJV - holiness, sanctification, to sever, to cut away.

The three Greek terms used above teleios, katartizo, hagiasmos have no reference to the maturing process of a believer however; all do indicate the complete and perfect operation of the Spirit of God pertaining to an instantaneous Salvation of the human soul. Perfection is a complete and completed work of the Holy Ghost within the human soul at conviction, regeneration, and Entire Sanctification. The above terms simply apply to the unpopular doctrine of holiness that many people feel “cannot” be lived out in this present life. That theory is false and only the opposite is true. Holiness (recognition of Christ in the personal life) can be lived out presently and without Greek Text to prove such. This New Testament truth is confirmed by words such as perfect and complete.

The words perfect, perfected, and perfection are used 120 times in the King James Version of the Bible. Examine the King James Bible to see if these things be so. you see why this type of Biblical language puts the Churches on Trial?

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