Perfection of Character

Chapter 138

By nature, what is the condition of all men?

"For all men have sinned, and come short of the glory of Yahuwah." Rom. 3:23. (Read also verses 10-12)

How may one's nature be changed?
"Therefore if any man be in the Anointed he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." 2 Cor. 5:17.

What is it to be in Yahushua?
"There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in the Anointed Yahushua, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit." Rom. 8:1.

What are the works of the flesh?
"Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these: Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like." Gal. 5:19-21.

And what is the fruit of the Spirit?
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance." Gal. 5:22-23.

How are those denominated who are led by the Spirit?
"For as many as are led by the Spirit of Yahuwah, they are the sons of Yahuwah." Rom. 8:14.

What assurance is given to the sons of Yahuwah?
"Beloved, now are we the sons of Yahuwah, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be; but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is." l John 3:2.

If one has this hope, what will he surely do?
"And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as He [Yahushua] is pure." 1 John 3:3.

Is the doctrine of perfection taught in the Bible?
"But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting [lacking] nothing." James 1:4.

Is one perfected when he receives the principles of Yahushua?
"Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of the Anointed, let us go on unto perfection." Heb. 6:1.

In order to accomplish this, what must be done?
"But grow in grace, and in the knowledge
of our Master and Saviour Yahushua the Anointed." 2 Peter 3:18.

How may one grow in grace?
"And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith, virtue; and to virtue, knowledge; and to knowledge, temperance; and to temperance, patience; and to patience, piety; and to piety, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, charity." 2 Peter 1:5-7.

In requiring so much of His followers, what is the design of Yahushua?
"That He might present it to Himself a glorious ekklesia, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish." Eph. 5:27.

What will cause the Christian to grow?
"As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby." 1 Peter 2:2.

In order to grow by the word of Yahuwah, what must one do with it?
"Thy work have I hid in mine heart." Ps. 119:11.

The reason why we use Ekklesia and not church when referring to Yahuwah's faithful in WLC content is because the word "church" does not accurately convey the meaning of the original Greek, "Ekklesia." Throughout the New Testament, Ekklesia refers to the Called Out Ones. The word "church," which emphasizes a group, is therefore an erroneous translation and should never have been used. Christians are literally the Called Out Ones. The true followers of Yahushua are indeed the Called Out Ones from the organized denominations and religions of fallen Babylon. When the call to flee Babylon has been heard, none are to again return to Babylonian churches and forms of religion.

And what must that word become to the heart?
"Thy words were found, and I did eat them: and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart; for I am called by thy name, O Yahuwah Eloah of hosts." Jer. 15:16.

In building up the character, what else is necessary?
"But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost." Jude 20.

What advantage will prayer be to one engaged in such work?
"If any of you lack wisdom,
let him ask of Yahuwah, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him." James 1:5.

On what occasions is it proper to ask Yahuwah for help?
"Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto Yahuwah." Phil. 4:6.

If we fulfill the conditions of the Bible, how perfect may we expect Yahuwah's care for us to be?
"And the very Eloah of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Master Yahushua the Anointed." l Thess. 5:23.