Originally posted on Omnipotent Grace:
I’d venture to say that this is the most abused verse in the Bible. The poll over at the Covenant Theology blog seems to bear this out. Non-Christians are especially fond of quoting this verse in debates, seemingly thinking that this is supposed to disarm the Christian’s right to point out fallacies in their belief system. And liberal Christians, pretenders and theologians alike love to use this verse to excuse a litany of behaviors at odds with the way a Christian should live.
The latest, and currently most prominent appeal to the Sermon on the Mount as an indication that we should not tell anyone when they are living in sin, is Senator Barack Hussain Obama’s speech two days ago: “I don’t think it [a same-sex union] should be called marriage, but I think that it is a legal right that they should have that is recognized by the state,”…
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