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Let Us Pray;  Dear heavenly Father, in your name, in Jesus name and in the Holy Spirits name we pray that with your guidance, your love and wisdom that we may learn, and understand your Holy Words and then learn how to apply your Holy words to our every day life.  AMEN!

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11) Jesus heals the sick - 4:23-25

12) Intro to Sermon on the Mount - 5:1-2

13) The Beatitudes - 5:3-12

14) Salt and Light - MT 5:13-16

15) The Fulfillment of the Law - 5:17-20

16) Murder - 5:21-26

17) Adultery - 5:27-30

18) Divorce - 5:31-32

19) Oaths - 5:33-37

20) Eye for Eye - 5:38-42

1) Jesus heals the sick - Matthew 4:23-25

a) Matthew 4:23 - Jesus Teaches, Preaches and Heals - Jesus Christ goes through out the Galilee to the

Gentiles Teaching, Preaching for people to repent, and that there is good news, hope for them, if they do

repent, and in this Jesus also heals many of people to where the word of that spreads to all of the regions.

b) Matthew 4:24-25 - The People Comes to Jesus - With Jesus healing people the word of that spread like

wild fire, there were many who were in need of healing, so the people started coming to Jesus for healing

instead of Jesus having to go to them, the people were desperate, in need & hurting.

12) Introduction to the Sermon on the Mount - Matthew 5:1:1-2  - 

a) Matthew 5:1-2 - Jesus Begins To Teach the People - Since there was a great multitudes of people, our

Lord Jesus Christ went up a mountain because a voice in the Mountain would echo to which would make

it much easier for the people to be able to hear him, and there they listened to him. Jesus wisdom and

knowledge shines fourth.

13) The Beatitudes - Matthew 5:3-12 - 

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a) Matthew 5:3 - Blessed The Poor in Spirit -  - This is the believers to which walks in humility realizing that

they are not deserving of salvation, that they are wretched people by all measures, that they only deserve hell rather than heaven, and these are those that does receive \the blessing of the new covenant (Salvation) and will see the glory of God revealed to them with his holy truths that they will learn and know him more than anyone on earth.

b)) Matthew 5:4 - Blessed They That Mourn - These are those who grieve over their sinful condition, over

their lack of spiritual life because of their sins, their weak flesh that has separated them selves from the

blessings of God, that holds back their relationship with him. As Jesus said; the flesh is weak, but the

spirit is willing. But those believers who mourn  God will bless them by comforting them, and reinsuring

them of his grace & mercy, of their salvation.  They also mourn over the wicked conditions of this world as well for it is all darkness.

c) Matthew 5:5 - Blessed Are the Meek - This is no way means weak, as our Lord Jesus Christ was not

weak , he was meek, and meek in the dictionary actually means a mildness, a quietness in nature as we all

should be, and not prideful or arrogant to which is the total opposite of "MEEK". So the believers that has a mildness and quietness of nature, they will inherit the earth to which actually means, our spiritual good, to be over comers of this wicked world, to not give into its lust and desires, as many people do.

So in a sense we have conquered this world, i.e. inherited it as far as not being of this world even though

we are in this world.

Definition of Meekness - (From Easton's Bible Dictionary) — a calm temper of mind, not easily

provoked (James 3:13).Peculiar promises are made to the meek (Matthew 5:5; Isaiah 66:2). The cultivation of this spirit is enjoined (Colossians 3:12; 1 Timothy 6:11; Zephaniah 2:3), and is exemplified 

in Christ (Matthew 11:29), Abraham (Genesis 13; 16:5,6) Moses (Numbers 12:3), David 

(Zechariah 12:8; 2 Samuel 16:10,12), and Paul (1 Corinthians 9:19).

d) Matthew 5:6 - Blessed, They that Hunger & Thirst for Righteousness - These believers will strongly

desire the things of God the will of God and his Holy Ways. They will also desire to live pure, Holy and

righteous lives in every way possible.  They will also have a deep longing to be with God in Jesus Christ in his eternal dwelling. And those who desire such things shall be filled as being content in their spiritual lives, in their every day lives, they will not longer be in desire the things of this wicked world because of their desires of righteousness and Holiness, to where the affairs of this world will no longer be of importance to them. 

e) Matthew 5:7 - Blessed are the Merciful - These believer here are those who shows mercy to others and

there are many ways of showing mercy such as mercy to those who sins against us, does us wrong, or

showing mercy to the poor, to the oppressed, to those who are hurting, grieving and so on. This is a

condition of the heart, the heart towards others in their times of need, i.e. compassion. And those who

shows mercy WILL receive Mercy from God, so IF we show mercy to others, God himself will show us

mercy as well to which we do not deserve.

f) Matthew 5:8 - Blessed are the Pure in Heart - These believer must have a pure heart, a undefiled heart, a

heart that is not corrupt, vengeful or full of hate, but must be a heart of love, kindness, and seek the good of others more than that of their selves, they must not be oppressive towards others or a lack of compassion towards the poor, the widow, the orphans, or those who are in their times of need, such as sorrow, depression and so on. If they have a pure heart they will see God, in other words God will abide in them, since those with a pure heart abides in God, in Jesus Christ.

g) Matthew 5:9 - Blessed Are The Peacemakers - These believers seek peace, and not debates, not strife or

divisions but peace, in so that unity among their families, congregations, communities, companies and even the governments may be achieved. These are not those who acts out of rage nor anger, in their

communications with others, even when others may not be interested in making peace, the believer seeks

the good of the whole but only according to Gods Holy Words and his Holy Truths. They that are peace

makers rather than causing strife are called the sons of God, the children of God, they are of God.

g) Matthew 5:10 - Blessed Those that are Persecuted - Those who try to live Godly lives, that separate

their selves from the world and its wicked ways,  that share their faith with others will be persecuted in one form or another, they will be excluded, hated, and treated as they are the holier than thy at least, if not also called every dirty name in the book, kept from job opportunities and so on. And they that are persecuted will achieve salvation, "The Kingdom of God" and God via Jesus Christ will abide in them and they in him. 

i) Matthew 5:11-12 - Rejoice and Be Exceedingly Glad - But do not fret over the persecution that you

receive for this verifies that you are of Gods truths, a disciple of Jesus Christ, and that you are just as

persecuted as they did Gods prophets and disciples, apostles etc.  But if the world likes you is when you

really should world for you are like the world instead of like Jesus Christ who was hated and still is hated by most of the world!

14) Salt and Light - Matthew 5:13-16 - To Top^

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Notes, Jameson Faucet & Brown commentary notes.

a) Matthew 5:13a  - Being Salty We are Called to Ministry  -  With becoming Born Again (Saved)

(John 3:1-10) we through the Holy Spirit become salty, with love towards Christ and our fellow mankind  

(Romans 12:10), we become a new creation, the old person is gone (2 Corinthians 5:17-18) we are no

longer worldly seeking after the things of this wicked world (Titus 2:11-12)!  Instead of you being worldly,

you will be spiritual and bless the word! 

And so it is for that very reason that we are called to serve Jesus Christ Kingdom, to work in Ministry

(Ephesians 4:11-16), to be part of the Body of Jesus Christ, to be a arm, a hand or such

(1 Corinthians 12:21-31) build his Church up according to their talents, abilities (Matthew 25:14-30) and

especially spiritual gifts that he has given us (1 Corinthians 12:1-11) .  They are not to be used for selfish

reasons (Philippians 2:3-4).

b) Matthew 5:13b  -  Do Not Become Worldly - But if you who were once salty, Light of Christ

(Matthew 5:14) , loses that Salt (that light), in other words like Lots wife that looked  back (Genesis 19:26)

to what she loved like you look back after putting your hand to the plow (Luke 9:62.  By doing that ,you

become worldly with all of its desires and lust, and you become what you once were!  You not be able to

bless others since you did not remain in Jesus Christ (John 15:4) 

You can not bear fruit without Jesus Christ (John 15:4)!  You then will no longer be useful to Jesus Christ

and His Kingdom, his Church.  The Body of Jesus Christ (Ephesians 12:13-14).  And if you no longer are

useful that is  a worthy servant (Matthew 10:37-38) then you are no longer fit for service to Jesus Christ for

his church "The Body of Jesus Christ, your only option left is to be cast into hell, (Lose your salvation) for

you will be salted with fire rather salt (Mark 9:49)!

BEWARE Do Not Lose Your Saltiness because of your sin, your worldliness!

As Matthew Henry's Commentary Puts it;  Matthew 5:13-16 

2. If they be not, they are as salt that has lost its savor. If you, who should season others, are yourselves

unsavory, void of spiritual life, relish, and vigour; if a Christian be so, especially if a minister be so, his

condition is very sad; for, (1.) He is irrecoverable: Wherewith shall it be salted Salt is a remedy for 

unsavory meat,  but there is no remedy for unsavory salt. Christianity will give a man a relish; but if a

man can take up and continue the profession of it, and yet remain flat and foolish, and graceless and insipid, no other doctrine, no other means, can be applied, to make him savory.

If Christianity do not do it, nothing will. (2.) He is unprofitable: It is thenceforth good for nothing; 

what use can it be put to, in which it will not do more hurt than good? As a man without reason, so is a Christian without grace. A wicked man is the worst of creatures; a wicked Christian is the worst of men;

and a wicked minister is the worst of Christians. (3.) He is doomed to ruin and rejection; He shall be cast 

out—expelled the church and the communion of the faithful, to which he is a blot and a burden; and he 

shall be trodden under foot of men. Let God be glorified in the shame and rejection of those by whom 

he has been reproached, and who have made themselves fit for nothing but to be trampled upon.

BEWARE: Do not Practice Sin!  as Apostle Paul said 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 9 Do you not know that the 

wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters

nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards

nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit

of our God.

c) Matthew 5:14-16  -  Be Bold with your Christian Faith  -  As followers, disciples of Jesus Christ we are

his light, that represents Jesus Christ.  The world is watching our behavior, our conduct, our deeds of

goodness, love and kindness in our every day lives, if we be at work, at school, at home or at play.  Of

course that is if they know that we are Christians that we DO NOT hide the fact that we are Christians. 

If we do hide the fact that we are Christians, that means we are ashamed of Jesus Christ and he will be

ashamed of us before God (Matthew 8:38). 

And furthermore if we hide the fact that we are Christians we will be like that person with the one talent that

did NOTHING with the masters money (Matthew 25:24-25), so with that you will lose your salvation

(Matthew 25:26-30)! 

15) The Fulfillment of the Law - Matthew 5:17-20 -

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Commentary, Barnes Commentary Notes, Jameson Faucet & Brown commentary notes.

a) Matthew 5:17 - Jesus Christ Did Not Destroy the Laws or Prophets - 1) Jesus Christ did not come to

dissolve, or to violate the law and the prophets, he obeyed them so he can be the perfect sacrificial lamb  

(1 Peter 1:19-21)  to which he was crucified during the pass over (Matthew 26:1 to which that is the time

that the sacrificial lamb had to be slain Exodus 12:1-51.  2) Now Jesus Christ fulfilled the law for it is love,

his love for us that fulfills the law (Matthew 22:39, John 15:12-14, Romans 13:10, Galatians 5:14).  

We must remember that Jesus Christ  himself was born under the law (Galatians 4:4-5). 3) If Jesus Christ

came to destroy, get rid of the laws and prophets, to which he did note, he would have destroyed the

Laws of Love, to which that is what all of the laws and prophets are all about, Love God and Love Neighbor. 

As Jesus Christ said ALL OF THE LAWS AND PROPHETS HANG ON THESE 2 COMMANDMENTS (Matthew 22:40)!  Jesus Christ is against those that try's to weaken the OT laws and Prophets as it is

written as Apostle Paul says;  2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching,

rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

b) Matthew 5:18 - The Laws & Prophets Remains Until the Earth/Heaven Pass Away  1) There will be

a New Heaven & New Earth (2 Peter 3:13, Revelations 21:21) after the old Heaven and Earth passes away.  2) So in this it appears to me, that "everything is accomplished" means all of the prophecies, that \is all of Gods plans from the beginning to the end of this world and the current heaven!  

c) Matthew 5:19 - The Greatest Teaches the Commandments of God - 1) Here it seems that Jesus Christ

is telling his Disciples (and us) to carefully preserve the law, and do not reject then. And if they do neglect the law they will have no place of honor in heaven.  He doesn't say or suggest that they will go to hell though.  2) But if they do teach and practice the laws of God they will be great in heaven and have a high place of honor!  3) For if we love God we will keep his commandments (1John 5:2-5, Matthew 8:28, John 12:48, 15:7, Revelations 12:17, 14:12

d) Matthew 5:20 - Our Righteousness Must be Better than Pharisees - 1) The Pharisees thought they

obeyed the letter of the law yet neglected the Love, the spirit of the law to which they did not. , To which

they had no righteousness, not without faith and not without love towards God and Love towards Neighbor (Matthew 22:37-40)!  2) But let us not repeat the same wickedness of the Jews, instead let us obey the spirit of Gods Laws, The "LAWS of LOVE!" (Matthew 22:37-40)!   Let all that we say and do come from a sincere heart, not selfish, not greedy, but for our Love for God and our Love for our fellowman!  (Romans 13:8, Philippians 2:3)  So that we too may fulfill the law, that is the law of Jesus Christ (Romans 13:10).

16) Murder - Matthew 5:21-26

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a) Matthew 5:21 - The Danger of Judgment - In times of Old to which is still in effect in our times, that if a

person commits the physical act of murder, (Illegally Killing Someone) that they will be in danger of Judgment, that is God sends them to Hell. That is one of the Ten commandments, "You Shall Not Murder" (Exodus 20:13, Dt 5:17). Lets now look at the definition of Murder to find out what it means. This does not refer to accidentally or in self defense, or in combat or police work of killing someone.

(Definition of Murder) - Easton's Bible Dictionary - 
— Willful 
murder 
was distinguished from accidental homicide, and was invariably visited with capital

punishment (Numbers 35:16,18,21,31; Leviticus 24:17). This law in its principle is founded on the fact of

man's having been made in the likeness of God (Genesis 9:5,6; John 8:44; 1 John 3:12,15). The Mosaic

law prohibited any compensation for murder or the reprieve of the murderer (Exodus 21:12,14; Deuteronomy 19:11,13; 2 Samuel 17:25; 20:10).

Two witnesses were required in any capital case (Numbers 35:19-30;  Deuteronomy 17:6-12). If the

murderer could not be discovered, the city nearest the scene of the murder was required to make expiation for the crime committed (Deuteronomy 21:1-9). These offences also were to be punished with death, (1) striking a parent; (2) cursing a parent; (3) kidnapping (Exodus 21:15-17; Deuteronomy 27:16).

Also according to other dictionaries Murder was "ILLEGALLY" killing some one.   A person can legally

kill some one in cases of self defense, or serving in the military, to kill a enemy or in some cases to protect

some one else from being killed "Murdered".

b) Matthew 5:22a - Angry without a Cause (See KJV) - This is a to be angry with another without a just and

righteous cause, as what is right and wrong according to God,, a biblical cause. There are 2 types of anger;  1) sinful anger such as a unjust, out of a wrong heart, a wrong idea or a wrong motive. if you do not have a reason or a just reason (Genesis 49:7, Ephesians 4:31, Colossians 3:8) or a  2) righteous anger as Jesus and God has display's at time against wickedness, against hypocrites and sin etc's (Exodus 4:14, 32:10, Numbers 25:3, Dt 4:25, 9:19, Matthew 3:7, Luke 21:23, Romans 1:18, 2:5, 2:8, Ephesians 5:6,

Revelations 6:16-18)....... 

We are not allowed to be angry just because we feel like it, we must use self control in this area. Those that are angry without a just cause are in danger of hell. Or in Jewish cases the way their laws work in the Jewish courts.  Don't Forget that Jesus Christ got very angry, a righteous anger with the Pharisees (Matthew 23:13-30)

c) Matthew 5:22b -Having Contempt, Calling someone Fools or Reca (Stupid) is forbidden - According to

Jesus Christ that having such contempt for others to the point that we call them something like stupid etc is pretty serous to which in those days of Israel you would be taken to the government, the counsel, the 

Sanhedrin.  Also as written on Judgment day we will be held accountable for every idle word that we

speak (Matthew 12:36)

Out of the heart the mouth speak to which comes murder (Matthew 12:34) for the tongue is like a two edge sword, for the mouth cuts deep into the persons heart that we are speaking to!  A practice of this sort of talk towards others can put a person in hell since the practice displays anger, and hatred in a unjust manner regardless of how much they say they believe in Jesus Christ!  Now Barnes Commentary Notes explains the meaning of this part of the verse, and word Reca very well. 

FROM BARNES COMMENTARY NOTES; Matthew 5:22 [Raca] This is a Syriac word, expressive 

of great contempt. It comes from a verb signifying to be empty, vain; and hence, as a word of contempt,

denotes senseless, stupid, shallow-brains. Jesusteaches here that to use such words is a violation of the 

spirit of the sixth commandment, and if indulged, may lead to a more open and dreadful infraction of that  law. Children should learn that to use such words is highly offensive to God, for we mustgive an account

for every idle word which we speak in the day of judgment, Matthew 12:36.

From MSN DICTIONARY Definition of Contempt  con·tempt [kən témpt] n attitude of utter disgust

or hatred: a powerful feeling of dislike toward somebody or something considered to be worthless, inferior, or undeserving of respect

d) Matthew 5:23-24 - Make Peace with your Brother - If we bring our gift to the alter and we remember that

our brother has something against us, our gift is of no value to God until we reconcile with our brother, make peace with our brother, and then our gift will be acceptable to the Lord.  So let us be at peace with each other. in truth and in Gods Love (Mark 9:50, Romans 12:8, 14:19, 1 Corinthians 6:15, 14:33, 2 Corinthians 13:11).  This may even mean to forgo our own rights, our own ways and pride, in order to remain at peace with others, and others at peace with us.

e) Matthew 5:25-26 - Settle Matters with your Adversary Quickly - If  anyone has something against you,

that they want to either sue you or press criminal charges you should settle the matter out of court, so that our adversary don' t continue with legal action against us. The judge may be much harsher on us than a settlement out of court would be.  And then our adversary may even have our wages garnished or put us in prison, or we may be ordered to pay even more out of our pockets to our adversary through the court system (Luke 12:57-59).  In that it will also honor and glorify God rather than disgrace God before mankind.

17) Adultery - Matthew 5:27-30

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a) Matthew 5:27-28 - Inward Acts of Adultery - Jesus first covers the old testament commandment, "Do not

Commit Adultery" (Exodus 20:14, Leviticus 20:10, Deuteronomy5:18) is a outward act, a physical action, but it does not cover the heart itself, the inward act, nor does it give man power to overcome the temptation of lusting after the opposite sex.  So  Jesus Christ goes deeper than the Law states by covering the heart, the inward acts  adultery, of Lust to which a inward act of Adultery.

Lust of the Heart is committed when we look at others with lust in our hearts, when we focus and think about sexual things regarding a person that we are not married to. the practice of Adultery, of Lust from the heart itself does send people to hell regardless of how much they say they believe in Jesus Christ (Matthew 7:23) Matthew 13:41, 15:18-20, Acts 21:25, Galatians 5:19-21),.  Even the demons believe there is one God (James 2:19).

b) Matthew 5:29-30 - Causes of Sin - We must shut our senses off from temptations of adultery, of lust, that

can cause us to sin and even lead us to hell.  We must flee from temptation (1 Corinthians 6:18, James 4:7).  We must not be given into the sins of adultery, of lust, if it be our eyes, our hands, or any other body part and even our hearts that tempts us to sin, in order to save our souls from hell (Matthew 5:30).. I must also note that lusting after others that we are not married to does usually lead to unfaithfulness and then divorce!

c) Definition of Adultery - Easton's Bible Dictionary - Adultery — conjugal infidelity. An adulterer was a

man who had illicit intercourse with a married or a betrothed woman, and such a woman was an adulteress. Intercourse between a married man and an unmarried woman was fornication. Adultery was regarded as a great social wrong, as well as a great sin.

The Mosaic law (Numbers 5:11-31) prescribed that the suspected wife should be tried by the ordeal of the

"water of jealousy." There is, however, no recorded instance of the application of this law. In a subsequent times the Rabbis made various regulations with the view of discovering the guilty party, and of bringing about a divorce. It has been inferred from John 8:1-11that this sin became very common during the age preceding the destruction of Jerusalem.

Idolatry, covetousness, and apostasy are spoken of as adultery spiritually (Jeremiah 3:6,8,9; Ezekiel 16:32;

Hosea 1:1:2:3;Revelation 2:22). An apostate church is an adulteress (Isaiah 1:21; Ezekiel 23:4,7,37), and the Jews are styled "an adulterousgeneration" (Matthew 12:39). (Comp. Revelation 12.)

d) Definition of Fornication - Nelson's Bible Dictionary - FORNICATION [for nih KAY shun] — sexual

relationships outside the bonds of marriage. The technical distinction between fornication and ADULTERY is that adultery involves married persons while fornication involves those who are unmarried. But the New Testament often uses the term in a general sense for any unchastity. Of the seven lists of sins found in the writings  of the apostle Paul, the word fornication is found in five of them and is first on the list each time (1 Corinthians 5:11; Colossians 3:5). In the Book of Revelation,  fornication R is symbolic of how idolatry and pagan religion defiles true worship of God (Revelation 14:8; 17:4).

18) Divorce - Matthew 5:31-32 -

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a) Matthew 5:31 - Divorce, was a Punishment - (See Matthew 19:8 & Deuteronomy 24:1) - Jesus here tells us

that in the beginning divorce was not allowed, but later on because of the hardness of the Jewish Hearts as

punishment to the Jews and their families, households without both parents in the home, Moses allowed the Jews to divorce (Deuteronomy 24:1-4)Matthew 19:3-12)   for any reason.  In allowing that anything goes type of divorce, like the today's courts allows, is a punishment in it self, that actually in turn causes the family, the spouses & children to suffer without both parents in the home., rather than be blessed.

b) Definition of Divorce - Nelson's Bible Dictionary - DIVORCE - The legal dissolution of a marriage.

The divine ideal for marriage is clearly a lifelong bond that unites husband and wife in a "one flesh" relationship (Matthew 19:5). The marriage union is a holy condition founded by God and is not to be dissolved at the will of man (Matthew 19:6). Separations of this bond displease God and pose a serious threat to the social order: "And let none deal treacherously with the wife of his youth. For the Lord God of Israel says that He hates divorce, for it covers one's garments with violence" (Malachi 2:15-16).

c) Matthew 5:32a - Divorce Only Allowed because of Sexual Immorality - Jesus tells us that he allows only

one reason for divorce, that is for sexual immorality such as porn, lusting after other women, , that is

unfaithfulness from his heart, (adultery), and this can even mean sex beyond the normal realm of intimacy such as overly wild sex, that is outside of purity, that is using so-called adult sex toys and such to which defiles the marriage, the marriage bed (Hebrews 13:4-5).

KEEP THE MARRIAGE BED PURE!  As it is written; Hebrews 13:4 Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral. 5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,

GOD HATES DIVORCE! as it is written; Malachi 2:16 "I hate divorce," says the Lord God of Israel, "and I 

hate a man's covering him self with violence as well as with his garment," says the Lord Almighty.

FROM Nelsons Bible Dictionary; Definition of ADULTERY Willful sexual intercourse with someone other than one's husband or wife. Jesus expanded the meaning of adultery to include the cultivation of lust: "Whoever looks at a woman to lust for herhas already committed adultery with her in his heart" (Matthew 5:28).In the Ten Commandments God emphatically prohibitedadultery when He said, "You shall not commit adultery" (Exodus 20:14). Under Mosaic Law, when a couple was caught in the act of adultery, both parties were to be killed (Deuteronomy 22:22).

d) Matthew 5:32b  -  Living in Adultery, Living in Sin  -  If we divorce our wife for any reason except if she

was unfaithful or if a non-believer walks out (1 Corinthians 7:15) not only does he himself commits sin, but he also cause his wife to commit sin and also causes anyone who marries her to also commit sin as well.  Divorce is a major domino effect, and then there are the children that suffer, the grandparents also suffer, and the list just goes on and on.  That is why in today's times it is getting harder and harder to find anyone that has not been divorced at least 2 to 3 times or more.  It seems now a days divorce is a hobby rather than a disaster that it truly is!

e) Also See > 1 Corinthians 7:15 - One other reason a Divorce is allowed - I must not forget GOD HATES

DIVORCE!  I decided since there is no such much confusion in the Christian Community regarding marriage and divorce is to go ahead and add this scripture in this current related study note for my learning.  I know the first reason Jesus allowed divorce is due to sexual immorality and the second reason Paul allowed divorce is if a Believer is married Christian is married to a non-believer and the non-believer walks out of the marriage.  If that happens to a believer the believer is allowed to remarry since Christians are not bound (tied to by Marriage) in such matters.  But a Believer is not allowed to walk out of any marriage except if the Believers spouse is unfaithful sexual immoral (Matthew 5:31-32).

19) Oaths - Matthew 5:33-37 -

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Smith's Bible Dictionary,

a) Matthew 5:33 - Do not Swear falsely - In times of old, the people were told not to swear falsely, to lie, to

bear false witness, regarding their oaths, their promises, for example; I swear to God that I will not allow my cattle on your land. This is a rough example of what the scripture is about.

b) Matthew 5:34-36 - Do not Swear at all - The reason why Jesus told us not to swear at all, if it be false or

true is that, it is very for us imperfect people to keep our oaths, even if our intent is sincere and honest. Things come up and change many times over, or that we may misunderstand the situations, that can cause our oaths to be broken even though we intended to keep our oaths. So in that is why we should not swear by God, his throne, or of heaven etc.  If our oaths are not kept to the letter that would disgrace God, heaven or what ever or who ever we swore by. And with that we do not own anything, not even our own Bodies, not we can not swear against or for anything that we do not own.

c) Matthew 5:37 - Our words be Yes, Or No - So instead of swearing when we are asked something we either

just simply say yes or no, without swearing. As Believers in Jesus Christ, we can say either yes we will tell the truth, or no we wont tell the truth for example.

d) Definition of Oath - Smith's Bible Dictionary - Oath The principle on which an oath is held to be binding is

incidentally laid down in Hebrews 6:16, viz. as an ultimate appeal to divine authority to ratify an assertion. On the same principle, that oath hasalways been held most binding which appealed to the highest authority, as regards both individuals and communities. As aconsequence of this principle, appeals to God's name on the one hand, and to heathen deities on the other, are treated in scripture as tests of allegiance. Exodus 23:13; 34:6; 29:12, etc. 

So also the sovereign's name is sometimes used as a form of obligation. Genesis 42:15; 2 Samuel 11:11; 14:19. Other forms of oath, serious or frivolous, are mentioned, some of which are condemned by our Lord. 

Matthew 6:33; 23:16-22, and see James 5:12. (There is, however, a world-wide difference between a solemn appeal to God and profane swearing.) The forms of adjuration mentioned in Scripture are —

1. Lifting up the hand. Witnesses laid their hands on the head of the accused. Genesis 14:22;

Leviticus 24:14; 17:7; Isaiah 3:7.

2. Putting the hand under the thigh of the person to whom the Promise was made. Genesis 24:2; 47:29.

3. Oaths were sometimes taken before the altar, or, as some understand the passage, if the persons were

not in Jerusalem, in a position looking toward the temple. 1 Kings 8:31; 2 Chronicles 6:22.

4. Dividing a victim and passing between or distributing the pieces. Genesis 15:10,17; Jeremiah 34:18. 

As the sanctity of oaths was carefully inculcated by the law, so the crime of perjury was strongly condemned; and to a false witness the same punishment was assigned which was due for the crime to which he testified. Exodus 20:7; Leviticus 19:12.

20) Eye for Eye - Matthew 5:38-42 -

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a) Matthew 5:38 - Of Old, Eye For an Eye - (See Ex 21:24, & Lev 24:20) - In the Old testament, God did allow

revenge for example if a person caused an accident that took out your eye, he was allowed to take out one of your eyes, but often, the Jews and even some early Christians did more than that to revenge them selves of injury done to them.

b) Matthew 5:39a - Do not Resist a Evil Person - This meaning is the same as do not return evil for evil, do not

use revenge or outrage to the other person even though they use evil against us, if we do, we become just as evil hearted as the other person that has done evil to us.

c) Matthew 5:39b-41 - Give the extra to him - These scriptures are regarding persecution towards us because

we are Christians. So if some one hits us on one cheek, then turn the other cheek to let him hit the other one, or if someone wants to sue us for our shirt, then we should give to him our jacket or coat as well,  And let us not be other wise even in our private lives, because resentment and hatefulness, (Strife) starts up if we do.

d) Matthew 5:42 - Let him Borrow from you - This is referring to those who are in need, that through our Love

to the Lord and to our neighbor we shall have compassion on the poor, those in need, that we shall treat them with kindness, & respect, we must not insult them when we let them borrow from us, and this is showing love to our Neighbor, and letting the light of Jesus Christ shine.

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