Analytical Essay: The Sermon On The Mount

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The definition of ethic is the rules of behavior based on ideas about what is morally good and bad. These behaviors can be found among all people throughout the world and any person one may ask can give a prime example of an ethical issue. The Bible for many Christians contains several different topics and morals that could be placed in this category. The Sermon on the Mount is an excellent example of this and is featured in the New Testament. The Sermon on the Mount is contained in the Book of Matthew, chapters five thru seven, it contains the outline for living a Christian life according to Jesus. Some people have stated that the guidelines set forth by Jesus’ teachings in the Sermon on the Mount are unattainable and that no one can follow…show more content…
This is another teaching that is set forth by Jesus that can also be found in the Book of Exodus 20:14. The Pharisees taught that the only way to commit adultery was the act of sexual intercourse with a married person. Jesus is addressing during the teachings the feelings of lust with adultery, He states in Matthew 5:28, “But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” He continues in verse 29 to say “If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you,” this opens up adultery in a whole new light. Jesus is not telling one though to pluck his eye out literally, because what you do with your right eye you could very easily do with your left. He is more so addressing the fact that if looking is causing one to lust than that person must fix that problem. Jesus’ teaching is broadening the concept to where that person must take care of the feelings of lust and have them under control or it may lead to the actually act of adultery. This teaching is one that can be applied to the world that people live in now. The way that men and women view each other must change in order for this to happen, although each person can choose their own outlook on lust and adultery which qualifies this teaching as an ethical

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