From the Gospel of Mary, we can see that a person is not defined by their sin but by their ability to overcome, an effort to stick to the words of the Lord to overcome sin. Mary states that sin is a human creation which is created when human beings stray from the words of the Lord. Being that sin is created through the actions of people it is possible that people could live without sin if they could put aside their adulterous ways. Putting aside adulterous ways would require human beings to overcome the powers at be: Desire, Ignorance, Wrath, etc. Do so is a difficult task, even the other disciples had difficulty overco...
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... says that sins will be forgiven and then says that those who “…endure in their faith shall be saved…” (Chapter 16) which is not the same as saying those who are perfect in their faith will be saved.
From both the Gospel of Mary, there is an emphasis on using effort to overcome sin, or imperfection, and in the Didache, there is an emphasis placed on the effort to be perfect rather than the actually need to be perfect. Both texts show that there is not a need to be perfect, but places emphasis on the effort to be. Salvation is obtainable to those who try to follow the teachings of the Lord in both texts. There is no need for perfection in order follow in the path of Christianity. Is it possible to be like Jesus? Is it possible to be perfect? The answer is no, even the disciples had to overcome their imperfections, and that is okay because as long as a person tries.
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