Friday, 10 November 2017
''Cutting off'' ( Romans 13 v 14 )
In Matthew 18 v 1 - 9, Jesus speaks very sternly to those who cause
others to sin ,we can think of many who do that,they come under great
condemnation,and will suffer severe judgement.Child abusers will suffer
those who trap people into prostitution,.Many dear people have been lured
into evil practise's,those who do will suffer, for God is just. .He goes unto
speak , to 'cutting off' a member of the body, rather than giving into sin.
Origen took these words literally, and was castrated.This is what John Stott
''The command to get rid of troublesome eyes,hands and feet is an example
of our Lord's use of dramatic figures of speech. What He was advocating
was not a literal self maiming, but a ruthless moral self denial. Not
mutilation but mortification was the path to holiness He taught. If your eye
causes you to sin because temptation comes to you through the eyes( objects
you see), then pluck out your eyes. That is, don' t look, Behave as though
you had actually plucked out your eyes and flung them away and were now
blind and could not see the objects which previously caused you to sin''
''Let us stop pampering ourselves''