6200 imperfection, influence of

6200 imperfection, influence of

Scripture indicates that the world, including human beings and institutions, are imperfect because of the contaminating influence of sin. This influence extends to the household of faith: both Israel and the Christian church are portrayed as prone to sin and weakness.

The creation is imperfect because of sin

Ge 3:17-19 See also Ge 5:29; Ro 8:20-22

Imperfection is expressed in corruption and death

Ps 103:15-16; 2Pe 1:4 See also 2Sa 14:14; Ps 90:3-10; Ecc 12:1-7; Jas 1:10; 1Pe 1:24

The imperfection of the spiritual creation

Job 4:18; Jude 6 See also 2Pe 2:4

The universal imperfection of human beings

Ro 3:23 See also Ge 6:5; 1Ki 8:46 pp 2Ch 6:36; Ps 14:3; Ps 130:3; Pr 20:9; Ecc 7:20; Isa 53:6; Isa 64:6; Gal 3:22; Jas 3:2

The imperfection of the household of faith

Israel and her leaders Ne 9:34; Jer 2:21 See also Jdg 2:11-13; Ne 9:16; Ps 106:39; Isa 3:14; Jer 50:6; Eze 20:30; Mic 3:1-3

The Christian church and its leaders 2Co 12:20; Php 3:12 See also 1Co 3:1-3; 1Co 13:12; Col 2:20; Heb 5:12; 1Jn 1:8; Rev 3:2,17

See also

4005creation
5411mirror
5801brokenness
6020sin
6130corruption
6142decay
6154fall, the
6203mortality
8357weakness
8734evil
8741failure
9020death

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