Today our reading of Matthew contains some hyperbolic terms that linguistic explanation, and cultural knowledge is necessary to understand what we would consider “a bit much ” the people of those times used figurative and literal words , abstract thinking was considered a way to soften the message of great importance . Therefore weakening the strength of message. Jesus wanted this message strong !
Matthew 5 : 29….But if your right eye causes you to stumble (sin) pluck it out (not literal, see explanation above) for it is good to you , that one of your members may perish, and not your whole body be cast to gehenna.. this is an illustration, using literal words for emphasis.
Matthew 5 : 30…And if your right hand does cause you to stumble (sin) cut it off, ( again not literal. See explanation above ) for it is good that one of your members may perish, and not your whole body be cast into gehenna.
I encourage you to read these scriptures in your own Bible this is a non denomanatnal Translation. Agape love. Terry
TODAYS MESSIAH PROPHECY. Genesis 14 : 18,19,20 ,,,, Fulfillment Prophecy Matthew:26-29.
Extremely important prophecy, this was when Jesus and his Disciples were at the last supper. JESUS was to be a king and priest in Heaven. But first he had to die , and shed his Blood to wash away our sins. Between the prophecy and the fulfillment there was 1800 years.