Sunday, July 29, 2007

What to do with body parts which cause you to sin!

Matthew 5:29-30 If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.

PERSONAL COMMENTARY

1. If your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out
2. If your hands cause you to sin, cut it off

Of course, if you read this as a principle, it can be applied to any body part. Guys, please be careful.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

If your penis causes you to sin, then by God, sever that sinful thing off!

Baptist Minister

Anonymous said...

I do believe that self-mutilation is considered a mental defect, at least by civilized people.

Anonymous said...

If your balls cause you to sin, then cut them off. It's better to live as a castrated man than to go into the lake of fire with two balls. I helped Father O'Leary cut his balls off, and now he is a hapy man.

Sister Mary Porno

Anonymous said...

I'll bet the altar boys are happier now too.

Hey sister, that's a bad habit you got there!

Johnny said...

Personally, I believe Mark 9:47 & Matt 5:29 & Matt 18:9, and I shutter. That's how serious we should be with sin and how serious Jesus is about sin. I'm not saying that we should all cut off our hands and poke out our eyes. In fact, quite the opposite. We should be serious in dealing with our sin. Although we need to live in His grace because we all sin, we should treat our sin as seriously as Jesus says. "We're not sinless, but we must sin less."

Anonymous said...

I don't believe that this is acutally talking about just body parts, but rather is symbolic to worldly things; meaning that I believe Christ meant that anything in your life that causes you to sin then you should do away with, for example, the computer if it causes you to sin because you look at porn on it then stay away from it, the same goes with television, music, even people, anything that causes you to do what is evil in God's eyes.

Once again, I could be wrong, but after praying over it, studying it, and praying some more, this has become my understanding.

Anonymous said...

Appears, as most old time theologians say, and agree, a direct statement against solo-sex, or masturbation.

Anonymous said...

and of course...like every other passage in the bible... it can be "interpreted" in many different ways

for instance: 1)literally dismember yourself if you get that sinning feeling. 2) "think seriously about this stuff" as johnny said something like... and so actually youre ok to keep these sinful parts

if one interpretation contradicts another..are both right?

how thoughtful... sounds like God really wants us to get into heaven and not make a wrong turn into the fiery pit he's set up for us!

PLUS i'd just like to point out that
1) the bible basically proves that it's impossible to live without sin... so the human race would die out from all this "casting off" [but then why does God want us to live on earth and not in heaven anyway?!]
2) it is our BRAIN which makes us sin and not anything else. or maybe its that spirit of ours (all of which God has designed & made with nice big anti-god-flaws built in)

YEABOI

boyscout said...

The Law never says prostitutes are to burn to death.

Anonymous said...

Is this about porn? LOL