847 Seeking the Truth Is the Only Chance to Be Made Perfect

Verse 1

If man’s not cleansed, then he is of the filth;

if he’s not protected and cared for by God,

then he’s still a captive of Satan;

if he’s not judged and he is not chastised,

then he will have no means of escaping

the oppression of Satan’s dark influence.


Pre-chorus

How much do you know

of today’s chastisement and judgment?

How much do you possess

of that which Peter came to know?

And if you can’t know now,

can you learn it in the future?


Chorus

If man is not serious about matters of life

and he doesn’t pursue entry into the truth,

if he doesn’t pursue changes in his disposition,

much less pursue a knowledge of the work of God,

if, in his belief in God, he doesn’t do all this,

man cannot be made perfect.


Verse 2

Someone as lazy and cowardly as you

can’t simply know chastisement and judgment.

If you pursue the peace of the flesh,

and you pursue the pleasures of the flesh,

you can’t be cleansed, you’ll be returned to Satan,

for what you live out is Satan and the flesh.


Chorus

If man is not serious about matters of life

and he doesn’t pursue entry into the truth,

if he doesn’t pursue changes in his disposition,

much less pursue a knowledge of the work of God,

if, in his belief in God, he doesn’t do all this,

man cannot be made perfect.


Verse 3

As of now, many people don’t pursue life,

which means that they do not care about being cleansed,

or entering deeper life experience.

Without pursuing life or knowledge of God,

or working to change their disposition,

they can’t escape Satan and be made perfect.


Bridge

They are not at all serious about

their knowledge of God and their entry

into changes in their disposition,

like those who only believe in religion,

and who merely follow ceremony

and attend regular services.

Is that not a waste of time?


Chorus

If man is not serious about matters of life

and he doesn’t pursue entry into the truth,

if he doesn’t pursue changes in his disposition,

much less pursue a knowledge of the work of God,

if, in his belief in God, he doesn’t do all this,

man cannot be made perfect.


Adapted from “The Experiences of Peter: His Knowledge of Chastisement and Judgment” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

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