Excuse me. "Missing the mark" is not MY definition, it is THE definition.
And yes, it does imply that one is "aiming at" something, that something is the holiness of God.
(perhaps you're aiming at something a little lower, easier to hit, which is why you claim to be sinfree, or sinless.)
There are no (specific) commands to do a lot of things, and there are a lot of commands that can be used as "proof text". For example I could mention Proverb 3 Where the writer talks about wisdom and makes this comment "Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble." So perhaps there is a command not to stumble.Hill Top wrote: ↑Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:16 pmBut if there is no command not to lose your keys, there was no "mark" to miss.
If God gave us no command to not stub our toes, what "mark" have we missed if we do stub a toe?
Are you now invoking another book of the Law in order to quantify sin?
Are you abandoning grace in favor of a list of commandments that can't make us perfect after that was already
tried and failed?
BTW - I have said repeatedly I am not quanitfing sin. All sin pays the same wage. Furthermore, until one fully grasps the depth and nature of sin, they cannot fully appreciate grace. You're the one claiming to live sin free, thus you're the one diminishing the power of grace.
if you really want to go that route. then start at the beginning and therefore be perfect in all of what Jesus spoke on that sermon. For example... are you perfect in following vs23,24? Do you leave the alter and seek to be reconciled to those that have ought against you? Not you against them, but them against you? Or vs 25, do you agree with your adversary quickly? Hmmm, viewing this board and your posts I would say not.Hill Top wrote: ↑Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:16 pmIt was written..."be ye "THEREFORE" perfect..."
Does that not translate to..."because this is what was really commanded of God, do it."
Here is the Mirriam-Webster definition of "therefore...
Definition of therefore
1 a: for that reason : CONSEQUENTLY
b: because of that
c: on that ground
2: to that end.
"Be ye on those grounds, for that reason, to that end, perfect..."
The sermon on the mount's remarks.