What is a Christian? - Are They Then Perfect?

Are They Then Perfect?

You may think that having read the above, that Christians are perfect. Far from it; but they do long for the day when Jesus will return, and then they will be perfect. (1 John 3:2) Although Christians have turned their back on sin and the aim of their life is to obey Jesus, because they are still sinful they do from time to time sin against Jesus. Such people wish they hadn't sinned and immediately repent and resolve not to fall again. They are unlike non-Christians whose whole lives are rebellious to Jesus, and who don't care when sin grieves, but only worry when they themselves are hurt or upset by it. In this, the Christian can be distinguished from the non-Christian even though they both commit acts of sin.

"He said to them, 'Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.' "

Mark 16:15