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Surname 1 Name: Instructor: Course: Date: English Literature: The Philosophy of Jesus According to Jesus in the book of Mark 7:20-23, “the act of thinking something sinful is the same as doing something sinful”, He gave an example of thinking of committing adultery is an act of sin. This philosophy has brought controversies among many believers where some see that the opinion of Jesus is right while some say that thoughts do not qualify as sin. Therefore, the opponents of the philosophy believe that it is harmless to enjoy thinking and daydreaming about some since they are just random thoughts and not actions. However, the proponents, on the other hand, believe that it is dangerous to entertain sinful thoughts because temptation grows to the level where one cannot resist engaging himself or herself in the act of sin Therefore, the road to sin always starts with the thoughts, then temptations, emotions, and attitudes begin to build in the mind, then, later on, one ends up committing the sin unwillingly and at times unknowingly. According to the scripture in the book of Mark 7:21-22, it is written that it is from within the hearts of human beings where the thoughts of evil, murder, sexual immorality, adultery, greed, arrogance, slander and envy among other sinful acts arise. From these thoughts, man develops interest and attraction towards practically engaging in the ideas, and he or she ends up being envious, committing adultery and engaging in many other evil things that developed from the thoughts. Each person is then tempted when he or she by his evil
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Surname 2 yearnings is dragged away or is enticed such that after the desire has conceived, it creates sin that grows leading to death (Shinohara, & Granoff, 210). It is then important to guard our actions and most importantly guard our thoughts so that they do not go astray into thinking of sinful acts, which according to Jesus is the same as engaging in the act of sin. Jesus in the book of Mathew 23:26 told the Pharisees that it was important for them first to cleanse the inside of the dish and cup so that the outside could be clean. This scripture meant that He required them to sanctify their inner thoughts first, the thoughts and perceptions that were sinful and by doing this, their actions would be regarded as pure. This explains how hard it is for one to avoid engaging in immoral actions while his or her thoughts are purely sinful. Jesus teaches that those ideas, emotions and attitudes go hand in hand with actions, if you think of sin, then you will act sinfully, and if your actions are free from sin then your actions will be pure. Jesus in Psalms 66:18 continues to emphasize that if He had entertained sin, then the Lord would never have listened to Him nor granted Him any requests he had asked from Him.
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