John Wesley: Living a Perfect Christian Life Essay

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Perfection is what some people, and not necessarily just Christian people, strive for all their lives. I believe, along with Wesley, that a Christian can live a perfect life, but it does not happen right at salvation but that it is a continual work. I believe the order of a Christian's walk is salvation, justification (sanctification), the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, and then perfection. I plan to prove that Christians can live a perfect life and that it can be achieved before death. A person goes to the alter in church and gives their life over to God. I believe this is the most exciting thing that can happen in a person's life, but what comes after salvation. Does all the habits of smoking, foul language, having premarital sex, …show more content…
God is the joy of his heart, and the desire of his soul, which is continually crying..... His is therefore happy in God; yea, always happy; as having in Him a well of water springing up into everlasting life, and overflowing his soul with peace and joy." (Wesley 11) A perfect Christian is one that has love for everyone. God's love is perfect love so he should allow God's love to shine through without hindering it by being prejudice or hateful towards another person because of the way they look or act. He allows God's love in him to shine out to let others see and feel the love of God in his life. With this love he is always praying and keeping God's commandments. Perfect love also equals perfect obedience to whatever God's word says or that the Holy Spirit impresses you to do or say. To be perfect doesn't mean that a person is unable to make mistakes, be wrong, or to have infirmities in the body, but these are faults of the body and are not considered to be sin as sin is described in the Bible. I don't believe that anyone person can be perfect as in regards to being without faults or mistakes that is associated with being just plain human. "I believe there is no such perfection in this life as excludes these involuntary transgressions, which I apprehend to be naturally consequent on the ignorance and mistakes inseparable from