Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin. Hebrews 12:4 ASV

My little children, these things write I unto you that ye may not sin. And if any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 1 John 2:1 ASV

These things have I spoken unto you, that in me ye may have peace. In the world ye have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John 16:33 ASV

How do we overcome the world to become perfect on earth (Matthew 6:10) for salvation for the new world to come?

Our belief that Jesus is YHWH, the son of God and King of Israel (John 1:49) overcomes the world, and saves us (John 8:24).

Being begotten of God like YHWH (Jesus) overcomes the world.

John teaches that those who overcome the world are the begotten of God, that the victory which overcomes the world is our belief, the belief that Jesus is Son of God who is the King of Israel, or YHWH God in flesh, according to John 8:24 and to Nathanael in John 1:49, and to behave as He says (John 14:21-23, 10:14,16,27).

1 John 5:4-5 ASV

(4)  For whatsoever is begotten of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that hath overcome the world, even our faith.
(5)  And who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?

John 1:49 ASV

(49)  Nathanael answered him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art King of Israel.

We must keep all the commandments of God in Moses and the Prophets (Luke 16:29-31, 1 Peter 1:15-16, Hebrews 12:14) and heed the 3 messages of the 3 Angels to worship Jesus (John 4:21-24) and believe Him (John 8:24) and confess Him with our mouth (Romans 10:9-11).

To avoid getting the mark of the beast, we must be without sin (Ezekiel 33:13, Mark 7:7, John 14:21-23, James 2:10, Revelation 14:6-12).

Revelation 14:9-12 ASV
(9) And another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a great voice, If any man worshippeth the beast and his image, and receiveth a mark on his forehead, or upon his hand,
(10) he also shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is prepared unmixed in the cup of his anger; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
(11) and the smoke of their torment goeth up for ever and ever; and they have no rest day and night, they that worship the beast and his image, and whoso receiveth the mark of his name.
(12) Here is the patience of the saints [HOLY ONES], they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

May we be less than perfect and be saved? Ezekiel 33:13

All men are called to be perfect while alive not after death. Matthew 5:48, Deuteronomy 18:13.

If we keep all the commandments of Yehoshua (Jesus) Messiah YHWH to do His will here on earth, we become holy, we are perfect as God is holy and perfect. That is the teaching of both the Israelite Bible and the New Testament.

Ye therefore shall be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Matthew 5:48 ASV

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so on earth. Matthew 6:10 ASV

We are called to be holy and perfect. Leviticus 19:2, Matthew 5:48, Deuteronomy 18:13


Is the school of thought that we are not perfect but followers of Jesus who are encouraged to seek perfection biblical or Pauline? Keep in mind that God does not listen to imperfect and unholy people according to Deuteronomy 18:13 and Leviticus 19:2.

According to Moses, his book of the Torah is the timeless and immutable cultural reference manual of salvation for the Israelites and the world, as it is written in Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 5:31-32.

Yehoshua (Jesus) reaffirms the foregoing truth in Matthew 5:17-18 and, as such, makes the Israelite Bible still the basis for all people who would want to do what pleases God Father and Yehoshua (Jesus) Messiah YHWH, the Believing (faithful) Witness, according to the Apocalypse.

Have you been told otherwise? Have you been taught to badmouth Jesus (John 8:24) or to drop any IOTA from the writings of Moses for whatever reason (Luke 16:17)? Have you been keeping or observing some RELIGIOUS doctrine IN HONOR OF GOD which is not in Moses or has been fulfilled?

Well, you have been led astray (2 Corinthians 11:13-15) and your worship is vain, worthless (Mark 7:6-7), whether you are an Israelite, a remnant Jew, or a pagan Disciple of Yehoshua (Iesus)Messiah YHWH.

Also, Moses already explained the Law in the book of Deuteronomy (1:5). Apostle Paul explains it to Gentiles and faithfully.


Would Apostle ever teach something contrary to Moses like 'we may eat anything that used to be unclean" like pork when the Israelite Bible say that those who eat pork will be killed by Jesus?

Would Apostle Paul teach something contrary to Moses like 'man cannot be prefect, cannot be holy' but are encouraged to seek perfection and holiness, based on the take on his "imperfection" in Philippians 3:12?

"Not that I have already obtained, or am already made perfect: but I press on, if so be that I may lay hold on that for which also I was laid hold on by Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:12 ASV

In the previous verses, Paul speaks of the righteousness which he had according to the Law of Moses, except that that righteousness no longer means anything with the resurrection of Jesus because Jesus became the new mean of righteousness not by cancelling the righteousness of Moses (Luke 16:27-31), according to His declaration in Matthew 5:17-18, a righteousness which was validated on the day of atonement, but because the righteousness of Jesus is definite and not annual.

He also speaks of the job Jesus laid on him, which is not attained or made perfect yet and of 'attaining unto the resurrection from the dead', obviously.

Philippians 3:11-12 ASV
(11) if by any means I may attain unto the resurrection from the dead.
(12) Not that I have already obtained, or am already made perfect: but I press on, if so be that I may lay hold on that for which also I was laid hold on by Christ Jesus.

Note that Paul says that he considered himself indeed among the perfect ones in Philippians 3:6 because, after all, we are called to be blameless, flawless, perfect in Deuteronomy 18:13.

Yet, in Philippians 3:15, Paul considers himself to be perfect:

Let us therefore, as many as are perfect, be thus minded: and if in anything ye are otherwise minded, this also shall God reveal unto you: Philippians 3:15 ASV

So, Paul was in no way implying that perfection is unattainable on earth, which is contrary to the core doctrines of Judaism, which calls on all men to be holy and perfect.

Remember that Paul is notorious for writing about doctrines which many do not understand but twist to lead others to eternal perdition.

So perfection, holiness is not something to seek, but is required as sealed in the desert in the writings of Moses because we are not going to be perfect in the new world but that we must become perfect or holy to be a citizen of the new world by the grace of Jesus.

When that day comes, when we see Jesus face to face, we will be made perfect with a different body, perfect for the plan of salvation has perfected us.

2 Peter 3:14-18 ASV
(14) Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for these things, give diligence that ye may be found in peace, without spot and blameless in his sight.
(15) And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also, according to the wisdom given to him, wrote unto you;
(16) as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; wherein are some things hard to be understood, which the ignorant and unstedfast wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
(17) Ye therefore, beloved, knowing these things beforehand, beware lest, being carried away with the error of the wicked, ye fall from your own stedfastness.
(18) But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and for ever. Amen.