“You have heard the commandment that says, ‘You must not commit adultery.’
But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
So if your eye—even your good eye[l]—causes you to lust, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.
And if your hand—even your stronger hand[m]—causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.
- Jesus Christ (Matthew 5:27-30)
There are plenty of people who constantly tell us to take the Bible literally.
They even tell us that they take the Bible literally.
And even if they do slip up, they take have a better understanding than you do.
How come they don't take this part literally?
I mean, Jesus said it, so it is a command, right?
Sunday, I was reminded of this with this little phrase our pastor said,
If you take the Bible literally, you might be missing the point, literally.