Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Matthew 15:12 (KJV) It’s Going to Offend Them

Matthew 15:12 (KJV)
Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?
The disciples’ concern would have been what most of us would be concerned with; that Jesus’ answer to the Scribes and Pharisees, and His subsequent application to the multitude, offended the Pharisees.
Jesus, in fact, did not answer them directly, but with a question of His own. He answered with an attack. I would not recommend that we take every question asked us about our faith as an attack. The best defense, in this case, is often not a good defense.
On the other hand, this world is in need of salt and light, neither of which is useful if it is contained. Our calling is not to survive the world, or even be successful in the world, but to teach the world. One of those lessons most clearly needed is why wrong is wrong. Whether we refer to the wrong of the professing atheist or the wrong of the religious world, the goal is not peace with them but to correct them.
It’s going to offend many of them.

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Matthew 15:12 (KJV) It’s Going to Offend Them

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  1. I really liked this. I think there should be a follow up study on how "we stand strong or courageous" after we stand and say anything against the wrongs of this world.

  2. Thanks for commenting. As a quick response I would say that standing strong and courageous would be to stand consistently. Just keep standing.
    It would be great if you would identify yourself. :-0