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In Matthew 5:27-30 Jesus calls his disciples to forsake lust for purity as the way of the kingdom of heaven.
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““You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away.
The scribes and Pharisees of Jesus’ day believed that they had kept the 6th commandment by not committing the gross external act of murder. In keeping with the penetrating and disorienting nature of Christ’s Sermon on the Mount so far, in Matthew 5: 21-26 Jesus proclaims that anger in the heart also qualifies as murder and that Christians are expected to transcend the claims of civil justice by being reconciled with the offended/ their offenders within the covenant community. 28 more words
The Westminster Larger Catechism has a lot to say about this commandment, from Scripture. And what they have to say will likely make us squirm. First, Westminster gives us an overview of what the Fourth Commandment requires of us. 642 more words
If Moral Virtue was Christianity
Christ’s Pretensions were all Vanity
In The God of Promise and the Life of Faith: Understanding the Heart of the Bible (Paperback) footnote 6 on p244, Scott Hafemann writes: ” The position I am advocating is based on a reassessment of the traditional Lutheran, Calvinistic and dispensational view of the relationship between the Law and the Gospel. 1,168 more words