"Zero defects"

In many areas of human activity we measure a host of factors, materials, and achievements against a standard of perfection. Chemical substances, foodstuffs, alloys, and other man-made compounds must meet specifications of noncontamination gauged against a scale that makes provision, theoretically at least, for 100 percent purity.

A growing acknowledgment of the possibility of "zero defects" now stimulates production workers to abandon previously accepted standards of quality control that allowed for deviation from highest accuracy in machining parts and fabricating products. Man's exploration of space has, of course, contributed significantly to this new requirement for precision because the success of each step and even the safety of the participants depend upon efforts to prevent the slightest error in computation or performance.

What is happening in these fields of human endeavor is simply that the world's thinking is beginning to glimpse perfection as it exists in the real creation. Almost two thousand years ago Christ Jesus revealed the nature of the real man when he said, "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." Matt. 5:48;

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Existence: Spiritual or Material?
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