|1 Peter 1:22 |
22 Purify your souls by obeying the truth into unfeigned love6 of the brothers, dearly loving one another fervently with a pure heart; [This has been mistranslated as having purified your souls. It is impossible to have purified your soul and still be without salvation; so they have yet to purify their souls. The original Greek Net Bible shows that "purify" in this verse is not past tense, it is present tense; and Footnote 5 in the original Greek Net Bible shows this verse to read "pure heart" in early manuscripts; later manuscripts eliminated the word "pure" to simply read "heart" not "pure heart."]
6 A purified soul. How?—by obeying the truth. What truth?—the truth He speaks to you and you hear, particularly His commands to repent from your evil conducts.
How? You must go to him. You must wait on him — listen silently, with the humility of a sinner in need of his changing power — grace.
Wait, watch, listen, hear, obey... wait, watch, listen, hear, obey..... seek, listen, obey.. You must endure to the end, when Christ brings salvation.
You must abide in him. Now little children abide in him, that when he appears you may have confidence in him. 1 John 2:28