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The Beatitudes: The Pure in Heart

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (Matthew 5:8). God cares about more than one’s actions; He cares about one’s thoughts.  John Quincy Adams remarked, “Human legislators can undertake only to prescribe the actions of man.  … Continue reading

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Catholicism: Interpreting the Bible

Catholics do not believe that the Bible can be properly understood apart from the Magisterium, that is, the guidance of the Pope and the Bishops of the Catholic Church.  Catechism of the Catholic Church (second edition) states, “The task of … Continue reading

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You Have Heard… But I Say

These words are used six times by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount.  Two verses are helpful in interpreting these words.  (1) Matthew 5:20, “For I say to you, unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and … Continue reading

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Don’t Judge

“Judge not that you be not judged” (Matthew 7:1; Luke 6:37). “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first” (John 8:7). “There is one Lawgiver… who are you to judge another?” (James 4:12). … Continue reading

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