PRESENT PERFECTION AND THE NEED OF IT
Present perfection is that state of the believer as he awaits the Second Coming of Jesus and concerns the state of blamelessness, having no blemish even though the body has need of the final act of His perfecting at the Second Coming.
The church modern day belief concerning present perfection is that of the non-possibility of the present perfection state spoken of in 2 Pet. 3:14 as well as Phil. 2:15, Eph. 5:27 which states the hope and expectation of Christ all while the pastor is to be blameless as well as the deacons in order to qualify (1 Tim. 3:2, 10). Do you wonder why the church today is performing so poorly with the next generation who are raised in these households and know the actual truth. The modern belief gets down to restating passages such as 1 John 1:9 which says "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." They state it as "When we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." The change of the preposition "if" to a conjunction "when" is actually declaring an expectation of sinning that destroys present perfection while the preposition "if" is declaring the biblical method of the preservation of the state of present perfection. They do dances with verses that might disqualify them.
Present perfection was made possible "one way" in the church age by Christ saying "if I wash thee not you have no part with Me." (John 13:8) He was teaching them of water cleansing while on earth as well and their need for it. Blood cleansing separates the saved from the unsaved as well as water cleansing (foot washing) which we call sanctification. Some attempt water cleansing (foot washing) but never get the task finished as Rev. 21:27 and Rev. 21:8 teach. All while attending the church services and taking counseling session regularly. 1 John 1:9 is grace being used in these instances so that sin may abound. So He states His needing the assistance of Church saints in the washing of the feet until He performs the final foot washing at His coming. The Master and Teacher of John 13:13 gives the cleansing washing in the past through His death and resurrection while presently cleansing through washing using His word Eph. 5:26 and then finally His final washing as He takes His bride home to rule and reign with Him in righteousness - His three stage washing and triune sanctification ministry.
Hope & Promise of Rom. 8:29; 2 Cor. 4:4; 1 John 3:2; Eph. 1:4; 1 Cor. 1:8; Matt. 5:48 is the full completion of His triune ministry being brought about by the God of Resource - El Shaddai. Gen. 17:1-2.
The BESETTING SIN prevents the unsaved from attainment of present perfection. Rev. 21:8.