But it is possible. We may be sinners now, but the Lord has shown us that
we can become perfected through Him. There are perfect men living on the
earth right now. At one point, they were sinners and required the
atonement of Christ to atone for those sins. Since then, they have
achieved a level of righteousness wherein they, of themselves, stand
approved before God. They do live in the world without partaking of the
sins of the world. I believe President Benson was one of them, which is
why he knew what he was speaking of.
For those of us not quite to that point, we must move line upon line,
precept by precept to that level of obedience. As we repent, Christ
perfects us to new and higher levels of perfection, until we also can be
among those who do not partake of the sins of the world.
Gerald/gary Smith gszion1 @juno.com http://www
"No one is as hopelessly enslaved as the person who thinks he's free." -
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
>"It is possible to live in the world and not partake of the sins of the
>Ezra Taft Benson--Apr 1991
>First Presidency Message "Keys to Successful Member-Missionary Work"
No. It is not possible for any of us. We are all sinners.
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