Delbert Stapley, Conference Report, April 1961, 2nd day afternoon session; ““And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.” (1 John 3:1-3.) As sons and daughters of God, we are required to purify and perfect ourselves in righteousness, otherwise, we cannot be with him nor enjoy eternal lives and glory in his kingdom.”
Ezekiel 28:2; “Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God.”
We’re not the ones that do the purifying in ourselves. That’s the job of the Holy Spirit!