The Bible has many commands telling us to be perfect (Matthew 5:48; 2 Corinthians 13:11; Hebrews 6:1; James 1:4).
Many explain this to mean that we are to be “mature.” One problem is that if you repeat these verses using the word mature, you have the unfortunate consequence of saying, “be mature as your Father in heaven is mature.”
First, that just sounds off. Second, God is pretty mature, eh, not sure this alleviates any problems.
You can’t say this is impossible because Paul, at one point, addresses some foils as “as many as be perfect”
What’s interesting about that passage is that he then proceeds to tell the perfect people what to do!
So, go on unto perfection. Be perfect. What’s that do for ya?