Tag: Bible

  • Jesus: Teacher of the True Law

    In the early part of the Sermon on the Mount Jesus stakes out his position with respect to the Law by saying he came to fulfill it (Mt. 5:17). He then urged his listeners to pursue a righteousness superior to that of the legal experts of his day (5:20). He goes on to flesh out […]

  • Jesus the hypocrite?

    In Matthew 5:22 Jesus tells his listeners that the person who calls his brother “Fool!” is in danger of hell fire. This, he claims, is the idea implied in the command not to murder. What then to make of the fact that Matthew records Jesus himself using the word “fool” (Gk. moros, from which we […]