Friday, March 27, 2009

On Selective Interpretation

Matthew 18:9 And if your eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell.

It is kind of funny that we would take the Hell portion of these verses literally, but not the dismemberment part. Some of us don't think it's too much for Jesus to be describing a place of eternal torment, but we do think it's too much for him to actually mean we should cut off our limbs. There's something backwards in that.

terri at Wheat Among Tares

1 comment:

terri said...

Just stopped by to say "Hi!"

I noticed your comments over the weekend, but never replied...cause I've been crazy busy.

Thanks for the visits and the link!