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.
K'aya K'ama, Gerald/gary Smith gszion1 @juno.com http://www .geocities.com/rameumptom/index.html "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 world." >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. Paul O ________________________________________________________________ Sign Up for Juno Platinum Internet Access Today Only $9.95 per month! Visit www.juno.com ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^================================================================ This email was sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n.YXJjaGl2 Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^================================================================