Common Man Commentary Podcast

CMC Eps 20 - Matthew 5:29-30 " Tear it, Saw it or Set it on Fire "

December 01, 2020 Gene Ort Season 1 Episode 20
Common Man Commentary Podcast
CMC Eps 20 - Matthew 5:29-30 " Tear it, Saw it or Set it on Fire "
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Common Man Commentary Podcast
CMC Eps 20 - Matthew 5:29-30 " Tear it, Saw it or Set it on Fire "
Dec 01, 2020 Season 1 Episode 20
Gene Ort

Caution: No humans were injured in the making of this podcast. This is a very challenging passage. It's designed to make you stop dead in your tracks. It was very successful.
What did He just say ?  Tear what out ?  Saw what off ?  Throw who in a furnace ?
What was Jesus really trying to get at?  The clues to this confusing passage are hidden in context of ancient Jewish Rabbinical Teaching. 

“If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell.”

Matthew5:29-30ESV

Show Notes

Caution: No humans were injured in the making of this podcast. This is a very challenging passage. It's designed to make you stop dead in your tracks. It was very successful.
What did He just say ?  Tear what out ?  Saw what off ?  Throw who in a furnace ?
What was Jesus really trying to get at?  The clues to this confusing passage are hidden in context of ancient Jewish Rabbinical Teaching. 

“If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell.”

Matthew5:29-30ESV