This is one of the problems I see with the Christian faith. They insist on being perfect. Perfection is not possible and the problem is not that Mr. Haggard lied but he lived in an environment that insisted on his lying.
The declaration, “Be ye therefore perfect,” cannot possibly…
From the December 2, 1905 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
The declaration, “Be ye therefore perfect,” cannot possibly mean that we must attain to perfection instantly; it recognizes the necessity of gradual growth into perfection. Theory must precede practice even as law must precede its enforcement, and a child is never expected to do the work of a man. To attain to perfection, both in knowledge and practice, is no more incumbent upon Christian Scientists than upon other Christians. In her teaching that the life of man is dependent upon God, not upon materiality. Mrs. Eddy does not differ from the Scriptural claim. “It is the Spirit that quickeneth; the flesh [matter] profiteth nothing,” nor from the teaching “In him [God] we live, and move, and have our being.”