What does Matthew 5:41-47 mean to a believer?
VS 41 – As Christians we should be willing to go the second mile and put in the extra effort. Back in “Bible days,” a roman could beckon a Jewish man to carry his luggage for a mile. However, Christ taught that the Jewish man should carry the luggage for an extra mile! What a great testimony to the Romans that the Jews allowed themselves to serve others with their time and abilities.
VS 42 – We should be willing to help others who are in need – not just by sharing our possessions with them, but also by giving them our time when they need help. We should also be willing to give and help others without expecting to get something back from them in return.
Somewhere between episode 3 of “What’s The Big Deal About The KJV?” and this episode 4, I got caught up inthe busy-ness of my jam-packed life and didn’t realize the latest episode had come out! My apologies for not being more on the ball with this.
And, as always, I’ve got some more interesting resources for you to give a look-see at:
- A Creationist’s Defense of the King James Bible – very interesting read!
- Fighting Back! – a handy online reference book for KJV believers.
- 448 Reasons Why I Can’t Trust Any Modern Version by Dr. Ken Matto – a 19-page .pdf file you can download for free and read.
- NIV Bible Test – have some fun with this!
What does Matthew 5:1-12 mean to a believer?
This portion of Scripture has to be one of my absolute favorites among my many favorite passages.
Jesus was always teaching people – regardless of whether He opened His mouth to speak or simply lived His life in and out of every day. The truths taught in this passage of Scripture could have been learned simply by watching the life of the Savior without Him every teaching the Beatitudes from the mountain-top.
“Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.” We as mere human beings are nothing in and of ourselves, but in Christ we have everything we could ever want or need. We may not have much as far as riches go here on earth, but one day we will take up residence in Heaven.
Can someone who has accepted Christ as their personal Savior lose their salvation?
That question can easily be answered by asking another question…
Is God a liar?
If you answered yes to either of those questions then you have very little knowledge of the Scriptures.
The correct answer to both of the above questions is a resounding “no.”
“God is not a man, that he should lie…” – Numbers 23:19 (KJV)
Here’s a few more resources for you to check out:
- King James Bible – my favorite online KJV. it’s simple and easy to navigate.
- “The Answer Book” by Dr. Sam Gipp – read it in it’s entirety here for free.
- A Brief History of the King James Bible – this is an interesting read.
- The King James Bible Defended – a page loaded with articles in defense of the KJV.
- King James Bible Defense Page – more articles in defense of the KJV.
- The King James Bible Defense – ever more articles in defense of the KJV.
If you missed episode 1 of “What’s the Big Deal About the KJV?,” click HERE to watch it.
I wanted to provide you with a few other resources to read at your convenience. I really do think this issue is big and I want to be faithful in defending why I believe what I believe. I just don’t have the time, the skills, or the knowledge to write it all out for you myself. That is why I’m taking advantage of all the other great people out there that have taken their time and devoted it to this subject matter.
- Purified Seven Times – an online book written by Cody Watters
- The King James Bible Page – a blog of all things KJV
- The New King James Bible Counterfeit – an in-depth study of what’s wrong with the NKJV
- Bible Version Comparison – a list of 300 verses that modern version have changed
- Bible Verses Removed – a list of verses that have been removed from modern versions