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In Matthew 5:43-48, Jesus is teaching that the act of killing is subjected to judgment and it is prohibited to all of his followers. Also, he proclaims the same treatment for someone who is angry with his sister or brother. In fact, John mentions, “Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him” (john 3:15).   We may all agree that the ultimate result of anger is killing at some occasions. For that, Jesus spoke of the bad thoughts and ill emotions in mind and heard may open the door to taking someone’s life. I believe, the main point behind this teaching, Jesus want his followers to be open minded and accept one another and avoid anger. Jesus love and value every one of us, in the same way we must value others’ lives.

What Jesus taught is pure love, kindness, and logic. In fact, rejecting murder is the fundamental to all worldviews. This teaching can influence our daily lives and brighten our thoughts. Just like Jesus showed us an act of kindness by giving his own life for us, he influenced worldviews. In addition, Jesus taught an example of how to live purely and how to treat others kindly away from anger and hate. Furthermore, Jesus teaching instigate rather than just inform. I truly believe, his teaching reflects on the best example of how to peacefully live.

This teaching reveals that Jesus cared and loved his people. He came to the world with a mission that he completed with all the persecution and the hate he faced and was surrounded by even by the very close people to him. Also, Jesus was crucified by people that didn’t comprehend his teaching and did not make sense of him. Yet, he scarified himself and willingly died in our place to accomplish the Lord’s words. He showed and taught us about love, forgiveness, and compassion. Withal, this teaching reveals although he was a person, he possessed the characteristics of a perfect teacher. He was never taught by school or given any scribal training (John 7:15). Yet, he impressed many people by showing them the quality and the attribution of a leader and a teacher (Verhey, 5)

While Jesus was known for being the Teacher, he also was described as a healer. Even the non-biblical admitted him being a healer.  In Mark 2:1-12, Jesus is healing a paralyzed man in front of non-believers. Not only he healed him, but also forgave his sins (Mark 2:1-12). Jesus claim that he has the authority to do what only God is able of doing. He certainly did not seek for audience or asked the healers anything in oppose. He made it clear that saying the man’s sins are forgiven is just as easy as healing him because he owns the authority and have the permission to do both. Though, by his doing, he was signaling to prove to them that he is the Messiah.  The significance of the story is to prove to people that Jesus own the authority, the ability and the power to do miracles, cure, and heal like the Father. By his work, he showed that he is, in fact, the divine son of God.



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