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To the editor:
Some people say that Jesus never said much about certain parts of the law (homosexuality, fornication); therefore, we should not to be concerned about it in this day and age. Others say they only obey exactly what laws that Jesus mentioned.
Jesus said, “Do not think that I came to destroy the law or the prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. Whoever, therefore, breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, (only Jesus’ righteousness meets this requirement) you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven (be aware that the Pharisees started out like our Puritans).”
Jesus as the word of God inspired all Scripture (2 Timothy 3:16). I am wary of some who ask, “What would Jesus do?” Some denominations base their doctrine on what they think Jesus would do and violate commands given in Scripture.
God does not change (Malachi 3:6). What should be used as a motto is, “What would Jesus do according to his word?”
Walter A. Carolus
Ocean Isle Beach