#1
The New Testament writers left in the demanding sayings of Jesus.

If the New Testament writers were making up a story, they sure did not make up one that made their life easier. This fellow, Jesus, had some very demanding statements and standards. The Sermon on the Mount does not appear to be of human invention since humans would make the bad lighter on themselves by leaving out the particulars:

“I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart” (Matthew 5:28)

“I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, causes her to become an adulteress, and anyone who marries the divorced woman commits adultery” (Matthew 5:32)

“I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you” (Matthew 5:39-42)

“I tell you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:44-45)

“Be perfect………as your Father in heaven is perfect” (Matthew 5:48)

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on the earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart is also” (Matthew 6:19-21)

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you” (Matthew 7:1-2)

All of these commands are difficult, if not impossible, for humans to keep and seem to go against the nature of even the men who wrote these sayings down. They are very contrary to the natural nature of men in general. Think about the extreme implications of these commands:

*If thinking about a sin is sinful, then everyone---including the writers---is guilty.

*To go deeper than the law itself and set such strict standards on divorce and remarriage does not appear to be in the best interests of the men who wrote it down.

*To not resist the insults of an evil person is to resist our basic human instincts. It also sets up an inconvenient standard of behavior for the apostles who at the time of the writing were going through intense persecution.

*To pray for enemies goes well beyond any ethic ever uttered and commands kindness where revenge would be the normal response.

*To not accumulate wealth contradicts our deepest desires for security.

*To be perfect is a strong statement for fallible human beings.

*To not judge unless our own lives are in order counters our natural tendency to point out other people’s faults.

No matter how you look at this, these commands are clearly not standards people would impose on themselves. They would instead choose a set of rules that could be kept fairly easily, while still allowing for natural impulses.
#3
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