Posted by Clyde Herrin
Nearly everyone has heard of the Sermon on the Mount found in chapters 5 to 7 of Matthew. Those who heard it were surprised by the authority with which Jesus spoke.
And when Jesus finished these sayings, the crowds were astonished at his teaching,for he was teaching them as one who had authority, and not as their scribes. (Matthew 7:28-29)
The scribes frequently cited other teachers as proof of the truth of their words. Jesus didn’t do this but simply asserted that certain things were true. Two times in the sermon he even claimed that he was God. Read the rest of this entry →