MONDAY June 18, 2018
Perfection of Christ
For we know in part and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
1 Corinthians 13:9-10
Think about a biologist. Does he know everything about biology? No, of course not. Do I know everything about the Bible? No, of course not, only in part. But when we enter heaven, we shall know the full meaning of everything.
Who is perfect? Jesus Christ. Paul spoke about the Second Coming of Christ. When Jesus comes again, we will not need the gifts of the Holy Spirit because we shall have a perfect body. We will not need the gift of prophecies, tongues, or any of the gifts, because we shall be perfect, as He is perfect. We shall be in the presence of Jesus Christ––bottom line.
However, it is important to understand that most of the dispensationalist theologians have taken the liberty, from 1 Corinthians 13:8-13, and given a new interpretation of the Scriptures. These fundamentalists believe that the word perfect is speaking of the full canon of the Scripture. That is, they do not believe in the gift of tongues, or most of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, because they came to a stop in the apostolic times––I disagree.
The word perfect is in reference to Jesus Christ coming again, and not the full canon of the Scriptures. As we are not perfect yet, we still need the teaching of the Word of God; it brings exhortation to our lives, and it keeps us in line with Him. But until Christ returns, we need the gifts of the Holy Spirit in our lives––tremendously. But once again, they will not have any profit or value unless used with the love of Christ.
But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.
~ Colossians 3:14~
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