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I Used to be Perfect: A Study of Sin and Salvation
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I Used to be Perfect: A Study of Sin and Salvation


Andrews University Press 2001

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What does it mean to sin? What is temptation? What is the law? What does it mean to “be saved”? What does it mean to “be perfect”? Writing in a highly engaging style, George Knight recalls his own early struggles with legalism in order to examine some of the most basic questions about salvation. Special features of the new edition include study questions at the end of each chapter, reference notes to sources, and topical and scripture indexes.

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Key Features

  • Discusses concepts of sin, law, temptation, and perfection from a biblical viewpoint
  • Includes study questions and a wealth of reference materials for further study
  • Presents a modern SDA look at sin and salvation


  • SIN Is Love
  • Adventists Neglect the LAW
  • Justification the Work of a Lifetime: Sanctification the Work of a Moment
  • Temptation Is Not TEMPTATION
  • Perfect but Not Yet PERFECT: Sinless but Not Yet SINLESS
  • I Used to Be Perfect

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About George R. Knight

George R. Knight is emeritus professor of church history at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University. A prolific writer, he is the author of A Brief History of Seventh-day Adventists, Walking with Jesus on the Mount of Blessing, and Philosophy and Education: An Introduction in Christian Perspective, among many other works.

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