THE DEBRIEFING OF A CRUEL CULTURE
EPHESIANS 4: 30 - 32
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JESUS CHRIST said, "You have heard it was said to those of old,
'You shall not murder,' and whoever murders will be in danger of
the judgement. But I say to you that whoever is angry with his
brother without cause shall be in danger of judgement. And
whoever says to his brother, 'Raca!' shall be in danger of the
council. But whoever says, 'You fool!' shall be in danger of
hell fire." (Matthew 5: 21, 22).
In simple summary, Jesus is teaching the root of murder is
anger, and anger is a murderous principle.
Initially anger is often expressed verbally. A verbal outburst
is an early warning signal of seething anger. "Raca" is the
Hebrew word Jesus used to indicate such a volatile outburst.
Freely translated it meant "fool," "blockhead," or "imbecile."
If you don't want to eat the bitter fruit, destroy the bitter
Conduct unimagined by our forefathers has left many puzzled and
perplexed. We awaken to daily news reports featuring litter
bearers carrying off the corpse of the night before. A mother
allegedly chauffeurs her two little boys to a watery grave and
lies about it for the sake of lust. The drama of these deaths
uncovers the ugly fact that nearly half of the children under
five that are murdered are killed by their own parents. The most
celebrated crime of the century features a famous athlete
accused of murdering his wife in a fit of rage.
That is a small collection of fruit evide ...
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