Then adulterers should also be put to death.
I am a bit up in the air on that one. First - hard to prove. Second - seldomly only one person's complete fault. I certainly do not believe in "no fault" divorce and think that the guilty party should recieve nothing. Death is probably a bit extreme, not that I would shed any tears over it. I am not sure that I would consider the agrieved spouse's execution of the guilty one to be murder.
You seem to believe yourself innocent, You are the one who being without sin would have stoned the whore in John 8:7.
◄ Matthew 5:28 ►
New International Version (©2011)
But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
I don't know any men who have not done this.
And I know of no one who was never angry at another, at least for a short while. So I am a murderer and Adulterer in God's book, But he still loves me.
21“You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder,a and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ 22But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sisterbc will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’d is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.
No. I am not a hypocrite and do not see myself as any better. So I do not make sanctimonious monikers for myself, which show no humility but only expose the true Pride. And whether or not God loves me is of little value in this argument. Justice will be served in one way or another, unless you believe in the cheep Grace of the Protestants. What we suffer here on Earth prevents suffering in the next world. I believe that often we perform an act of mercy when we remove someone from this world. If I knew that I would be simply shot, I would not fear paying for what I have done in this world. I would have cast the first stone. Not because I was without sin, but so that I could have been struck dead for my own sins. Cowards that use the New Testament to kill their own consciences will never understand that. Those that repent will be forgiven, but that does not mean that they escape temporal punishment. Simply saying "I'm sorry" and then doing nothing but sinning again is no repentance. We need to stop sinning and do good. For those of us who cannot do good, death at least keeps us from further sinning.
Christ said what He said to cause us to be aware of our own imperfections. Satan causes us to use Christ's words to make excuses for sin. Just because I have the Plague does not mean that I am absolved from trying to cure it in others, even if it means that I occasionally have to kill one of the others to keep them from spreading it further. That is why we have temporal judgement. We do not run in packs of vigilantes to kill sinners as the group in Jesus' time. We have due process and at least an attempt to rehabilitate. But that does not mean that we never apply the final solution to prevent further evil. If that were the case, every Orthodox kingdom and every Orthodox monarch would be in the wrong. So much for your "Body of Christ" if that were so.
First let me say God bless you .
With all due respect I am a hypocrite and sinner who needs to ask the lords forgiveness everyday.
And as far as repentance the man on the cross next to Christ was the first in paradise with the lord and he only admitted his fault and asked if Jesus would remember him. If that is coward and or easy grace you speak of then I believe in it too.
The man who was justified as opposed to the publican he had no time to do those things you said , But Christ said he went home justified.
You sounded to me as the Pharisee when you said about others beliefs and actions,as if you can judge them as less than your own faith.
The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector
9To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: 10“Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. 12I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’
13“But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’
14“I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
also there is the story of the workers who were all paid the same even though some only worked a few minutes since they were hired very late, you are complaining same as those who were hired early, so don't feel bad, Just that God told them it is not up to them if he pays them the same as you who did more.
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The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard
1“For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. 2He agreed to pay them a denariusa for the day and sent them into his vineyard.
3“About nine in the morning he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing. 4He told them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’ 5So they went.
“He went out again about noon and about three in the afternoon and did the same thing. 6About five in the afternoon he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, ‘Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?’
7“ ‘Because no one has hired us,’ they answered.
“He said to them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard.’
8“When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired and going on to the first.’
9“The workers who were hired about five in the afternoon came and each received a denarius. 10So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius. 11When they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner. 12‘These who were hired last worked only one hour,’ they said, ‘and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day.’
13“But he answered one of them, ‘I am not being unfair to you, friend. Didn’t you agree to work for a denarius? 14Take your pay and go. I want to give the one who was hired last the same as I gave you. 15Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?’
16“So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”
And in Matthew 18:21 God spoke to Peter when asked how many times he should forgive his brother or sister who sinned against him. Peter asked if seven times was good, no the Lord said , Seventy seven times.
And last but not least, the Lord told us how to pray, he taught us the lords prayer, in which we ask for forgiveness and forgive others , every day. Which I need to be forgiven every day .
And I tell you these things but I cannot always do them , so I am a hypocrite.
A wise man once said,"There are two kinds of people, Hypocrites and dead ones."