Sunday, 11 March 2012

Difficult Teachings of Jesus - Part 1

"Whoever then relaxes one of the least of these Commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but he who does them and teaches them shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 5:19


1.
OT--> You have heard that it was said to them of old: "Thou shalt not kill. And whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment".

NT--> But I say to you, that whosoever is angry with his brother, shall be in danger of the judgment.

THEREFORE: If therefore thou offer thy gift at the altar, and there thou remember that thy brother hath any thing against thee; Leave there thy offering before the altar, and go first to be reconciled to thy brother: and then coming thou shalt offer thy gift.

2.
OT--> You have heard that it was said to them of old: Thou shalt not commit adultery.

NT--> But I say to you, that whosoever shall look on a woman to lust after her, hath already committed adultery with her in his heart.

THEREFORE: And if thy right eye scandalize thee, pluck it out and cast it from thee. For it is expedient for thee that one of thy members should perish, rather than that thy whole body be cast into hell.

3.
OT--> And it hath been said, whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a bill of divorce.

NT--> But I say to you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, excepting for the cause of fornication, maketh her to commit adultery: and he that shall marry her that is put away, committeth adultery.

4.
OT--> Again you have heard that it was said to them of old, Thou shalt not forswear thyself: but thou shalt perform thy oaths to the Lord.

NT--> But I say to you not to swear at all, neither by heaven, for it is the throne of God: Nor by the earth, for it is his footstool: nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great king: Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.

THEREFORE: But let your speech be yea, yea: no, no: and that which is over and above these, is of evil.

5.
OT--> You have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.

NT--> But I say to you not to resist evil:

THEREFORE: but if one strike thee on thy right cheek, turn to him also the other: And if a man will contend with thee in judgment, and take away thy coat, let go thy cloak also unto him. And whosoever will force thee one mile, go with him other two, Give to him that asketh of thee and from him that would borrow of thee turn not away.

6.
OT--> You have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thy enemy.

NT--> But I say to you, Love your enemies: do good to them that hate you: and pray for them that persecute and calumniate you: [.........] For if you love them that love you, what reward shall you have? do not even the publicans this? And if you salute your brethren only, what do you more? do not also the heathens this?

THEREFORE: Be you therefore perfect, as also your heavenly Father is perfect.

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