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We all know that God's Word says: "Thou shall not commit adultery". Then why do 50% of marriages end in divorce and 40% of those are because one of the partners commits adultery. In God's eyes, marriage is the becoming of one flesh of husband and wife. Adultery is a grievous sin against God. And our society, thru songs, poems and movies, accepts this sin as the standard we should live by. But God did not change! And Jesus Christ did not abolish The Law! Adultery, the 7th command of God, is an abomination in the eyes of our Lord!
Jesus did not come to soften The Law. He did not come to abolish The Law. He came to fulfill It and give us the spiritual nature of The Law. When He says: "You have heard that it was said ........, but......". Here He explains in depth the meaning of what was said by piercing our hearts. Thou shalt not murder does not only apply to killing a fellow human being. It speaks to abortion, suicide, stay angry with one another. It speaks to ANY harm to mankind that is premeditated. We all are made in Gods image!
Sometimes those nearest to the external blessings of the gospel are the farthest off from genuine faith. So it was with the Jewish nation, though God’s intention was for the salvation of the nations, it was first to the Jews. Yet, despite the consistent display of Christ Authority, His Deity, it was not those nearest the promises who believed, but the faith of the Gentiles that exalted Christ authority. It is this we will see in our Lord’s encounter this morning: 3 Reasons to take seriously the Authority of Christ and the Finality of Faith, since eternity is real: (1) (B/C) Christ’s Authority should produce humble faith; (2) (B/C) Faith in Christ’s Authority determines eternal destiny; (3) (B/C)Christ’s Authority is decisively confirmed