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KnoWhy #335 - What Does It Mean to Be Perfect? (3 Nephi 12:48)
|KnoWhy #335 - What Does It Mean to Be Perfect? (3 Nephi 12:48)
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|Jesus Christ; Perfection
The command of Jesus in 3 Nephi 12:48 to be perfect may become easier to understand when viewed in its context. Both the Hebrew and Greek words for perfect can sometimes be connected to covenants, and a careful examination of both the Old Testament and the New Testament, and a comparison with the Book of Mormon, shows that God was asking us to covenant to be devoted to Him, as He is devoted to us.
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