By John Voss
The longer I reflected its which means, the extra I understood the large problem Jesus confronted in reworking the historical non secular attitudes of Israel. Repentance used to be no longer exclusively approximately ceasing past undesirable habit. in its place, its higher which means concerned turning clear of self-righteousness below the traditional felony codes of Israel and turning to righteousness in keeping with religion within the redemptive lifestyles and paintings of Jesus by myself. in an effort to achieve this, centuries of deeply entrenched non secular felony criteria, traditions of the elders, social criteria and attitudes, and the very order of Jewish society must swap. it is going to contain the best actual problem and the best possibility you'll face, however the religious rewards may even be the best a person may well experience.
Given the religious value of repentance, it appeared logical that Jesus could have woven its which means into all of His educating. This inquiry resulted in a deeper research of the Sermon at the Mount and to the invention of a treasure trove of religious truths relating to repentance.
This undertaking has been either spiritually and bodily not easy. it's been the point of interest of my cognizance and curiosity for an extended whereas and has concerned many hours of research and writing. The problem appeared never-ending now and then, however it ended in a broader and deeper figuring out of this important non secular concept.
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A Sermon on a Mountainside by John Voss