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Eden Anderson
@eden-anderson

@wordsmith

I know I said I was outta this argument, but once I got off this forum I went and read my bible and was looking up verses about killing and felt like I should share some of these.

So at the risk of annoying you and @theinconceivable1, here goes…

Starting out in Matthew chapter 5

I think we’re all familiar with theses verses: Jesus is teaching the crowds and after he gives a bunch of beatitudes, he goes on to discribe how we are to live in this present world:

Mat 5:13-16

Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Then he goes on to talk about the Law

Mat 5:17-22

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:
But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

How much clearer can you get???  In this passage Jesus quotes the Old Testament Law- “Thou shalt not kill…” But now that command  holds SO much more weight…if we just think about killing someone or have hateful thoughts aganist them we are in danger of hellfire. 

Only five verses later and Jesus basically says the same thing:

Mat 5:27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:
Mat 5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

While those living under the Old Testament Law were commanded not to commit adultery, the command for us today is much more strict and heavy, “Whosoever looketh,”  

We don’t even have to actually physically commit the sin, we just have to think about it and we’re sinning.

Whoa. That’s harsh…but it’s truth

I’m not a bible scholar, there’s so much I don’t know…but I feel like these verses are pretty clear. Check out the entire chapter of Matthew 5.


@wordsmith
, @theinconceivable1    what are your thoughts?

(hope you don’t mind I jumped back in.) 😀

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