01/06/19 Matthew 5:27-48; Psalm 6:1-10 & Proverbs 1:29-33

You have always been taught that the world is flat but I tell you that it is round.

You have always been taught the the planets circle the earth, but I tell you they circle the sun.

You have always been taught that surgery patients develop infections from something like a vitreous humor in the air, but I tell you that it is from your own unwashed hands.

When you read the history of scientific advancements you often see that someone has to have the courage to counter the “knowledge and teachings” of that time.  And even more importantly they also have to have the scientific basis and authority to back their revolutionary truths.

How much more radical could Jesus’s teachings have been to the nation of Israel?  And as He taught I am sure the crowds were astonished at the way he was correcting the teachings of their day by His authority as the Son of God:

Matthew 5: 27 You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I tell you

31 “It has been said, ‘Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.’  32 But I tell you …

33 “Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not break your oath, but fulfill to the Lord the vows you have made.’  34 But I tell you, …

38 You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ 39 But I tell you,

43 You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[i] and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, …