Tuesday, February 9, 2010

"The True Meaning of God’s Moral Law Vs Jewish Traditions" (Brian Schwertley)

"After setting forth His own doctrine on the Old Testament Scriptures and the necessity of His disciples living a strict obedience to the whole moral law of God even in its smallest details, Jesus proceeds to give six examples which illustrate what He had just taught in verses 17 to 20.

"This section will demonstrate to His followers precisely how their righteousness must exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees. As a brilliant teacher, our Lord first sets forth His general proposition and then clarifies by numerous examples. These antitheses form the heart of the Savior’s sermon because they explain Christ’s doctrine in such a clear and unmistakable manner that everyone should understand Jesus’ exposition of the true meaning of the Torah. By way of introduction there are a number of noteworthy things about this section of Scripture."

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