Sermon on the Mount

Yes – but! Didn’t Christ advocate a law in the ‘Sermon on the Mount’ that was more stringent even than the Law of Moses?06-sermon-on-the-mount-1800

Short Answer

By magnifying the Law of Moses (which no-one other than himself had ever been able to keep perfectly) He was showing his audience, especially the Pharisees and those who thought they ‘had it sorted’ the utter impossibility of ‘entering into the kingdom’ by Law keeping.

‘How then can anyone be saved?’ his disciples asked later. ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible’ he replied.  An enigmatic response that He did not elucidate further at this time. It was left to those writing after His death for the inspiration to explain it. [See New Covenant]

Links to Article/s:
Matthew 5 – A New Covenant Perspective
‘Chop off your hand! Was Jesus serious?’

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