Definition of Perfection – A Christian Perspective

Summary. The definition of perfection is something or someone that has no defects. From a Christian perspective only God fulfills this definition. God is the perfect standard. His Son, Jesus Christ, came on this Earth to show us God’s perfect standard in human form. Only through Jesus Christ can we obtain perfection. By exercising our faith and through good works can we become perfect. Godly love leads the way for us to be spiritually perfect. See Biblical advise and scriptures below for more on perfection.

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Perfection is Without Sin.

The definition of perfection means “lacking nothing essential to the whole; complete of its nature or kind”. From a Christian perspective, the definition of perfection means being without sin. The Bible tells us that sin in its most basic form is being disobedient to God. Ezekiel 28:15 advises us that perfection is without sin.

Ezekiel 28:15, “Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.”

Only God is Perfect.

The definition of perfection includes “Being without defect or blemish: a perfect specimen”. This definition of perfection defines God as well as Jesus who as a God-man walked on this Earth to show us His perfection. Only through God can we be perfect because God is the only source of perfection. Deuteronomy 32:4 advises us that God is perfect.

Deuteronomy 32:4, “He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.”

Mankind Can Be Perfect in God.

The definition of perfection includes “completely suited for a particular purpose – completely corresponding to a description, standard, or type”. From a Christian perspective, this definition of perfection means that perfection is all about us being holy. God has made us for His purpose to be holy and worship Him. 2nd Corinthians 7:1 advises us that we can be perfect in God’s holiness.

2nd Corinthians 7:1, “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.”

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Through Faith and Good Works We Can Be Made Perfect.

The definition of perfection includes “Completely suited for a particular purpose – accurately reproducing an original”. This is how God desires for us to be perfect. He desires for us to exercise our faith in his promises by doing good works to become like Him. James 2:22 advises us that we can reach perfection by exercising our faith.

James 2:22, “Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?”

Spiritual Perfection Is Love, Without Fear.

From a Christian perspective, spiritual perfection is based on love – love of God and love of people. This perfect love is “agape” love and is defined as unmerited favor. This Godly love casts out the fear in our lives and leads the way for us to be spiritually perfect. 1st John 4:18 advises us that there is no fear in perfect love.

1st John 4:18, “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”

Spiritual Perfection Is God Dwelling in Us.

Most people have an inner desire to be perfect. The only true way to be spiritually perfect is to have God in you. God is the only one that is truly perfect. He can make you perfect, if you will allow Him to dwell in you. 1st John 4:12 advises us that if we love one another, God dwells in us and perfects us.

1st John 4:12, “No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.”