Imperfection, And God's Purposes
Most Relevant Verses
God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him In love
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her,
"But when you present the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? And when you present the lame and sick, is it not evil? Why not offer it to your governor? Would he be pleased with you? Or would he receive you kindly?" says the LORD of hosts.
'Your lamb shall be an unblemished male a year old; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats.
'Whatever has a defect, you shall not offer, for it will not be accepted for you.
"Speak to Aaron, saying, 'No man of your offspring throughout their generations who has a defect shall approach to offer the food of his God.
But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, And your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear.
If I regard wickedness in my heart, The Lord will not hear;
Thus says the LORD, "Where is the certificate of divorce By which I have sent your mother away? Or to whom of My creditors did I sell you? Behold, you were sold for your iniquities, And for your transgressions your mother was sent away.
There is no one who calls on Your name, Who arouses himself to take hold of You; For You have hidden Your face from us And have delivered us into the power of our iniquities.
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals,
For this you know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.
For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,
and nothing unclean, and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life.
Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying.
- Purposes (100 instances)