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Okay let me explain things in case you don't understand what it means.

The world views Christians as people who should be perfect and yet they also view Christians as Hypocrites. Let me just define the two words.
Perfect defined by the 1950's non- PC Webster: 1: To finish or complete, so as to leave nothing wanting. 2: to make perfect or more nearly perfect according to a given standard, as by training or improvement.
Now Hypocrite: one who feigns to be what he is not; one who pretends to be pious, virtuous, etc, without really being so.

Now that we have that out of the way. I just want to point out something. Nowhere in the Bible does it say that Christians are perfect. We have flaws and we are still humans. We can mess up just like everyone else.
While there are some who fit into the hypocrite definition not all of us are.
We are human beings who can still make mistakes. When you become saved that does not change. We still have temptations and the sinful nature it does not just fade away and make us like angels.
Yes, we are saved by grace. Yes, we strive to be perfect and attempt to better our lives. Yes, we avoid things that are not good for us.
No, we are not perfect and should never claim to be so.

Just wanted to clear things up.
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AdventureSeason Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oi i love this ;w;

how do I add stamps??

like to my page ><

halp
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lady-warrior Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016
i don't know. ;-;
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AdventureSeason Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ik how now mate >u<

Would you like to know how?
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saviorsoul Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
"Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect."
--- Matthew 5:48



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xXDidnyWorlXx Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
no one is perfect Bipper tumbling 
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PrinceDumuzi Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
Who says I'm saving any of you? :B
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AmethystForge Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
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girls-who-luv-Ghibli Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
AMEN, SISTER!!!!!
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0bsidianFire Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
And waiting 'till I will be!
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RS-Kyra Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Photographer
If only the entirety of Christianity could agree on a single point.
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Shazzae Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used to think that stupid world view, but I am so thankful to God I no longer think that anymore. It is more complicated than that and it makes sense.
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Shazzae Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used to think that stupid world view and I am so thankful to God that I do not see Christians like that anymore! It is a little more complicated than that and it does make sense!
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jdepp101 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i like the message,thanks for making it, i want a shirt with that on it :D
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Rainbow-Beanicorn Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amen!

Very well said, a beautiful stamp with a wonderful message everyone should know and understand.
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ParadoxProphet Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Nobody is perfect. I'm certainly not!
But technicly I'm Lutheran, does that count as being Christian?
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pieladyUSA Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Honey, anyone who belives in their heart that Jesus is thier only way to salvation are true Christians. Dominations have nothing to do with it. :)
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AmethystForge Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
:highfive: Amen to that. :)
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ParadoxProphet Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
Oh... Okay! =D
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Citruspocket Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Student General Artist
I really agree with this stamp. Thank you for making it.

People tell me, "OMG, I thought you were Christian!" when I do things bad or something, and it's like, WTF?
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CapcomWarrior Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Student General Artist
Yes. I am not the perfect girl, but God loves all regardless.
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CaptainToonerReborn Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
Good stamp.
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TwinTwosGirl Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
Very well said! :thumbsup:
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Iheartheart Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
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Alicia-x-Itachi Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
There's a name for perfect people out there. We call them Mary Sues.

And God never created any Mary Sues. Just human beings-- flawed, often stupid and lacking sense, but He loves them all.
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Jerzy232 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
I agree. Only fools think christians said they are perfect. That's based on nothing.
They AIM to (at? on?) perfection, which makes a difference between them and most of atheists.
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MarishalWilder Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
Good stamp, good message.

One of my msn pals really seems to believe that you have to stop sinning altogether or you won't get to Heaven. He said something like, "God commands you to be perfect." He also went on to say at some point that "It says somewhere in the Bible that God won't forgive you forever."

One of my other friends told him at least once or twice that if it's possible for human beings to be perfect or to just stop sinning, then Jesus wouldn't have needed to die on the cross because we could just stop sinning on our own. But he doesn't seem to listen.

Heh also I used to be one of those types who thought Christians had to be--or could be--perfect. But I'm getting it into my mind that that's not the case; only Christ is perfect.
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