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Perfection and faultlessness belong to God. Believers make mistakes knowingly or unknowingly, but always repent each time wholeheartedly and try their best never to repeat the same sin. They do not try to portray themselves as free of sin and faults or exalt themselves by looking down on others. Those who arrogantly take salvation for granted through their insincere acts cannot earn God's approval and compassion:

Do you not see those who claim to be purified? No, God purifies whoever He wills. They will not be wronged by so much as the smallest speck. (Qur'an, 4:49)

The Qur'an reveals that such people's insincere efforts will not save them, and that they will be devastated: Say: "Shall I inform you of the greatest losers in their actions? People whose efforts in the life of this world are misguided, while they suppose that they are doing good." (Qur'an, 18:103-104)

The Torah reveals to believers that expecting any compliments and admiration is immoral (Psalm, 25:27). Many Biblical passages state that those who expect exaltation in their conceit are, in reality, debased. For example:

For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted. (Luke, 18:14)

Adapted from: "A Call for Unity" by: "Harun Yahya"

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