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Christian perfection, consisting in the love of God

Christian perfection, consisting in the love of God

explain"d in several letters to a lady, &c. Written originally in Italian, by Cardinal Petrucci. Now render"d into English, with an account of the author.

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Published by printed for Richard Smith, at the Angel and Bible, without Temple-Bar in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Christian life -- Early works to 1800 -- Early works to 1800.

  • Edition Notes

    GenreEarly works to 1800
    SeriesEighteenth century -- reel 9381, no. 09.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination[16], 416 p., plate
    Number of Pages416
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18371824M

    Christian Perfection A Christian Living Book Series from Guide to Kingdom Living. True Christian living requires us to live according to Kingdom standards which bring Heaven to earth. Christian Perfection Chapter The Image of God. A commentary on John Wesley's A Plain Account of Christian Perfection By: Frank L. Hoffman. But it should be premised, that there are several stages in Christian life, as in natural; some of the children of God being but new-born babes; others having attained to more maturity. And accordingly St. John, in his first Epistle (1 John & c.), applies himself severally to those he terms little children.

    But The Theology of Christian Perfection is perhaps even more valuable as a work of spiritual formation. It is an eminently practical manual of sound advice, counsel, and direction with respect to the increasingly fruitful use of the means, negative and positive, for advancing in perfection. God found us. We don’t make ourselves holy through certain practices. God’s perfect love calls to us and, if we respond to his call with a willing heart, God will sanctify us. He will plant the seed of perfect love in our hearts. In 1 John “God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.

      (Matthew NRSV)Here one sees that, for Wesley, the main point of Christian Perfection is "perfect love." "Perfect love" thus defines our relationship to God and book is essential for those in the Wesleyan tradition and a worthwhile read for those from other Christian perspectives that wish to understand what Wesley thinks Cited by: True Christian living requires us to live according to Kingdom standards which bring Heaven to earth. Christian Perfection Table of Contents. A commentary on John Wesley's A Plain Account of Christian Perfection By: Frank L. Hoffman Jesus said, "Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect." (Matthew ).


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Christian perfection, consisting in the love of God: explain'd in several letters to a lady, &c. Christian perfection is the goal of salvation; it is the outcome of a life lived with and for God in Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Read more Read less click to open popover/5(5). The entirely sanctified Christian was perfect in love, meaning that the heart is undivided in its love for God or that it loves nothing that conflicts with its love for God. Christians perfected in love were still subject to conditions of the Fall and liable to commit unintentional transgressions.

This little gem was a treasure. I picked this up for free on the shelf of a local shelter. I love the Christian quietists and especially Fenelon so I was already excited to read it.

It's actually a devotional collection of his works on the Christian Life. What an awesome read. I read it prayerfully like the book said and I was not disappointed/5. Provides excellent guidance to those who plan to live a more spiritual life by getting to know ones weaknesses especially humility in the love of God.

That doesn't dumb down the theology. Here's an old school Jesuit (like Pope Francis!) laying out the paths to Christian perfection. In depth, readable and dependable.5/5(5). Christian Perfection book. Read 2 reviews from the world.

Shelves: historic-theology, christian-belief, systematic-theology, sanctification. Some remarkable insights alongside some potentially dangerous ambiguities. Admirable emphasis on the fact that we find our perfection in the fact that we are now, in one sense, perfectly related to the /5.

Wesley defines Christian perfection most clearly in A Plain Account as “that love of God and our neighbor, which implies deliverance from all sin” (51). This total love for God. By perfection I mean the humble, gentle, patient love of God, and our neighbour, ruling our tempers, words, and actions.

I do not include an impossibility of falling from it, either in part or in whole. Therefore, I retract several expressions in our Hymns, which partly express, partly imply, such an impossibility.

In his sermon and subsequent tract A Plain Account of Christian Perfection, he defined Christian perfection by stating, “By perfection I mean the humble, gentle, patient love of God and our neighbor, ruling our tempers, words, and actions.” Wesley went on to excuse slight misdeeds by “perfected” Christians by saying, “there is no such perfection in this life, as implies an entire.

Christian Perfection has nothing to do with human perfection, for that is impossible, but it has everything to do with the completeness of the Christian Experience, and that is possible if salvation means anything at all. Please prayerfully read and enjoy these books and articles.

perfection, Wesley’s definition of what he termed Christian Perfection could be described as a relationship with God and with others that is characterized from moment to moment 1 Wesley, ‘A Plain Account of Christian Perfection’ The Works of File Size: KB.

CHRISTIAN PERFECTION by Francois de Salignac de La Mothe Fénelon Knowing God Knowing God (Continued) Pure Love Self-forgetfulness Reality of Pure Love Dependence The Word Within friends, given to you of God.

The reading of this book must be done slowly. The rush and speed of our. Christian perfection is not, and never can be, human perfection. Christian perfection is the perfection of a relationship with God that shows itself to be true even amid the seemingly unimportant aspects of human life.

When you obey the call of Jesus Christ, the first thing that hits you is the pointlessness of the things you have to do.

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Christian Perfection is a most apt title for this book. What makes it so special is that it brings to focus what it means to take up one's cross, what it means to seek the Lord in prayer, and what it takes to maintain a heart devoted to godly service, even when the human heart is inclined to do otherwise.5/5(4).

Christian perfection (also known as perfect love; heart purity; the baptism of the Holy Spirit; the fullness of the blessing; Christian holiness; the second blessing; the second work of grace; the baptism of fire; and entire sanctification) is a doctrine of Methodism and its emerging Holiness holds that the heart of the regenerate Christian may attain a state of holiness in.

“And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” Romans b Top 5 Author: Bonnie Gray.

"The word 'perfect' is what many cannot bear. The very sound of it is an abomination to them." But Wesley is resolved that "whatsoever God hath spoken, that will we speak, whether men will hear or whether they will forebear." "We may not therefore lay these expressions aside, seeing they are the words of God, and not of man." Outline of Sermon.

This book is an account of John Wesley's journey to understanding the doctrine of Christian perfection. Perfection is, according to Wesley, "purity of intention, dedicating all the life to God," In this book, he gives a numbered list, in chronological order, of the steps he took toward grasping the doctrine.

The perfection of charity, which excludes also venial sin and all affections which separate the heart from God, signifies a state of active service of God and of frequent, fervent acts of the love of God. This is the perfect fulfillment of the law (Matt., xxii, 37), as God is the primary object of charity.

The secondary object is our neighbor. Christian perfection, then, is the work of God in the heart of a person that actually makes it possible to genuinely love God and love neighbor, no longer being captive to sin.

Not only is there evidence for this doctrine in Scripture, it also provides a more holistic and mature understanding of the work that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.Christian and Religious Perfection. From the Catholic Encyclopedia. A thing is perfect in which nothing is wanting of its nature, purpose, or end.

It may be perfect in nature, yet imperfect inasmuch as it has not yet attained its end, whether this be in the same order as itself, or whether, by the will of God and His gratuitous liberality, it be entirely above its nature, i.

e. in the.Perfection is not an arbitrary command; the nature of God can ask for nothing less. Perfection is the highest aim of what God, in His great power, can do for us. Perfection is not some intangible level of existence that sounds good in theory but is impossible to achieve in real life.

Perfection is not only obtainable, but it should be our goal as believers. God has made divine provision Brand: Whitaker House.