21 You have heard that it was said to them of old, 'You shall not kill, and whoever kills shall be in danger of the judgment.'
22 But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother will be subjected to judgment;3 and whoever says to his brother, 'Raca,' [in contempt] shall be in danger of the council; but he who says, 'you fool,' shall be in danger of hell fire. [From the Word of the Lord within: "Do not be misled; anger must be eliminated to enter the kingdom."]
|Luke 9:51-56 |
51 Then it came to pass, when the time had come for him to be taken up to heaven, that he steadfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem,
52 And sent messengers before him; and they entered into a village of the Samaritans to make ready for him.
53 But the people would not receive him, because his face was set as though he was going to Jerusalem.
54 And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, "Lord, do you wish us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, even as Elijah did?"
55 But he turned and rebuked them, saying, "You do not know what sort of spirit you are of.4 [The disciples had not yet been cleansed and purified by the baptism of fire at Pentecost, so they were still under control of the spirit of Satan, as are all men until they have been crucified on the inward cross of self-denial. This verse proves that all the Protestant and Catholic sects that killed, (or even approved of killing), those with a different religious opinion were very different from real Christians; in even considering murder, they were following and yielding to their father the devil, who was the murderer from the beginning.]
56 For the Son of man has not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them." And they went to another village.