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A series of teachings of Jesus, including the Beatitudes and the Lord's Prayer

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Why is it rational to love my enemies?

Matthew 5:44 KJV But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; In Buddhism, it is ...
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Does Matthew 5:38-40 mean we have to remain pacifist? [closed]

In Matthew 5:38-40 Jesus Christ tells us that if someone hit you on the right check that you the other check to him also, does this means as Christians that we are supposed to remain pacifist and that ...
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Are there other explanations of ”right hand” than masturbation (Matthew 5:30)? [closed]

The context in Matthew 5:30 strongly suggests that Jesus is talking about adultery. Verse 21 starts with "You have heard", starting a section about respecting your neighbor. Again, Verse 27 starts ...
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How to reconcile God telling Jeremiah to preach to people that won't listen while also saying not to cast your pearls before swine

God tells Jeremiah to preach to people that will not listen: Jeremiah 7:2,27 NIV - Stand at the gate of the Lord’s house and there proclaim this message...[long message]...When you tell them all ...
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According to Catholicism, is marrying a divorced woman a sin of continual adultery?

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus says that marrying a divorced woman is a sin. Certainly having sex with a married woman is adultery, but Jesus also calls it adultery to marry a divorced woman. ...
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What does "Throwing Pearls to Swine" (Matt 7:6) mean? [closed]

So This is Christ delivering the 'Sermon on the Mount'. And I think he's talking about how to deal with other people because In the same passage, Christ talks about Taking the beam from your own eye, ...
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What is the Catholic Church's interpretation of 'hunger and thirst for righteousness'?

At Matthew 5:6 (RSVCE), Jesus says: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. The concept of physical hunger and thirst, as we understand today, appears ...
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Sermon on the mount by Jesus Christ [closed]

How many days Jesus gave sermon on the mount? The last verse of Matthew 4 says, people gathered from various distance places in and around Jerusalem, Galilee etc. How did people have their food ...
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In Calvinism, is there any correlation with the elect and the "blessed" in the Beatitudes of Matthew 5?

(x-post from BH) I ask this as blessed can mean many things. Eternal life, financial wealth, health, having kids, having a job, being happy, etc. Blessings seem to be very broad, so I'd like to see ...
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Who is Mammon whom Jesus warned of in Sermon of the Mount?

In the beautiful sermon of the mount Jesus said (Matthew 6)" None is able to serve two lords, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will hold to the one, and despise the other; ye ...
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What does "give that which is holy to dogs" mean? [closed]

What does this mean? You must not give that which is holy to dogs. Do not cast your pearls before swine, or the swine may trample them under foot, and then turn on you and tear you to pieces. ...
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Is the sermon on the mount intended for unbelievers? [closed]

I'd like to know if Jesus' sermon on the mount (Matthew 5-7) is directed at an unbelieving audience or an audience of believers. I'd argue its for unbelievers. At this point in time the disciples ...
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How does calling someone an "idiot" make one bound for Gehenna?

How does calling someone an "idiot" make one bound for Gehenna? I'm sure there is something of translation, meaning, or ancient culture to be considered here. ...and whoever says, You cursed fool! [...
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Why did Jesus refer to humans as salt?

As with reference to the verse Matthew 5:13 13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be ...
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Should we 'let our light shine' and tell people the good works that we do?

There are two subjects that could be construed as contradictory in our Lords sermon on the mount. Here is an instance: 1 “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen ...
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Definition of light in Matthew 5:16 [closed]

Matthew 5:14-16 14 “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light ...
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