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Since this passage of the Word of God is quite lengthy and whereas we all have our Bible to look up this passage we shall not quote it in full, but will limit our quotation to the verses 9 and 10, where we read “but Jesus said unto him: today is salvation come (happened) to this house, in as much as he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” For the proper and correct understanding of this passage from Luke 19, it is of the...

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THE SPECIFIC CONSIDERATION: JESUS AND MOSES (vs. 3-6 continued) Yes, Moses is indeed glorious as a servant. We have the expressed testimony of Scripture that God spake with Moses face to face. Thus did God speak upon more than one occasion during the forty years of wandering of Israel in the desert, particularly at Horeb, when God places the lively oracles in Moses’ hands. Here Moses is so near to God that God spake with him as with a friend.

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The Scripture passage to which we will call attention in this essay is too long to quote in full in view of the space at our disposal. Then too this passage is a familiar one to the average reader of The Standard Bearer. It will hardly be necessary to quote it m full. We will limit our quotation to the verses 3-6, where we the following: And the Scribes and Pharisees bring a woman taken in adultery; and having set her in the midst, they say unto Him, Teacher, this woman hath been taken in adultery, in the very act....

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In this article we plan to make a beginning of our exposition of this very beautiful and instructive passage recorded here in this fifth chapter of Matthew. We plan not only to study these verses written above this article, namely the verses 17-20, but it is our intention to try to give a popularly written exposition of all the verses from verse 17 till the end of the chapter in subsequent contributions. Since these verses 17-20 contain the foundation, the principal viewpoint of all the teachings of this section, we will call attention to this first. The verses literally read...

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In our previous article we stated that it is our intention to write a brief exposition of this entire section in Matthew 5:17-48. In our former article we attempted to show the implication of Jesus’ warning to us not to have the foolish notion that he is come to destroy the law and the prophets. For such is indeed not the case. He is not come to de­stroy but to fulfill the law and the prophets. Only when all righteousness has been perfectly fulfilled and ail the saints shall be perfect, without spot or blemish or any such thing will...

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It is of great Importance to bear in mind, Jesus insisting, that we understand that He did not come to destroy the law and the prophets but to fulfill them. Not one iota or tittle of the law shall fail; heaven and earth will pass away but the Word of God stands. This, however, does not mean that we are under law, that we are to be saved by works of law that we perform; truth is, that by works of law no flesh is ever justified before God. That is the very heart and keynote of the Gospel tidings....

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The Scripture passage to which we would call the attention of the reader in this essay reads as follows: “It was said also, Whosoever shall put away his wif e, let him give her a writing of divorcement; but I say unto you, that every one that putteth away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, maketh her an adulteress: and whosoever shall marry her when she is put away committeth adultery.” We would warn the reader, that, in considering this Scripture passage, we must with might and main remember the warning of Jesus to us, as the children...

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The Scripture passage to which we shall call at­tention in this essay is very important for our life of sanctification in the midst of the world, which lies in the lie and error. We need the teaching and admoni­tion of Jesus, also of this passage, to live a godly life in our day by day problems, which must be solved in faith. The teaching of this passage is necessary for us, and we must indeed heed it, shall we ever anew enter in through the strait gate and the narrow way that leads to life. In a word Jesus’ teaching...

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It has repeatedly become clear to us in these es­says on Jesus’ interpretation of the law, that He is speaking of the real righteousness of grace, which is the establishment of the law in the hearts of the sons of the Kingdom. These latter are the light of the world, a city on a hilltop, and light on a candlestick. The sons of the Kingdom come to manifestation in their being a different people than those of this world; theirs is indeed a righteousness that is more abound­ing than that of the Pharisees and the Scribes. In view of stimulating...

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To properly understand this rather well-known pas­sage of the Word of God we must not lose sight of its place in the Sermon on the Mount. It is found in that section of Jesus’ teaching in which He sets forth in detail the righteousness of the Kingdom of God in the hearts of the meek, the poor in spirit, the pure of heart and the peacemakers. None must think that such meekness, and being poor in spirit can be brought to perfection apart from the law of God. It is true that no one is justified by works of law....

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