Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
said, the Scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses's chair.
upon which the Lord said to him, you Pharisees won't leave any filth upon the outside of a cup or a platter: while your consciences are abandon'd to rapine, and sensuality.
In the mean time thousands of people being gather'd about him, so as to trample upon one another, he first address'd himself thus to his disciples, beware of the corrupt doctrine of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
The Pharisees too, who were noted for avarice, heard all this discourse, and treated him with derision.
two men went to the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, the other a Publican.
beware of the Scribes, who are fond of appearing in their long robes, affect to be saluted in publick, to have the upper hand in the synagogues, and at all entertainments.
What shall we hence conclude? that the Gentiles who sought not after justice, have obtained justice, even to that which is by faith:
for I bear them witness, that they have a zeal for God, but not guided by true knowledge.
2 Corinthians 5:17
therefore, if any man be a christian, he is in a new creation: the old state of things is chang'd to one entirely new.
and be his true disciple, not professing that justification, which is derived from the law, but that which is from the gospel,
the ax is already laid to the root of the trees: every tree then which does not produce good fruit, will be hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Not every one that says to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but only they who do the will of my Father who is in heaven.
and whoever shall receive one that is like such a child, in my name, receiveth me.
I declare unto you, he that shall pretend to be admitted into the kingdom of God, and has not the temper of a little child, shall not enter therein.
I declare unto you, he that does not come with the disposition of a child shall not enter into the kingdom of God.
Jesus answered him, I declare unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
seek peace with all men, and sanctity of life, without which no man shall see the Lord:
and nothing that is impure, no one that is guilty of any abomination, or a lye, shall ever enter there: but they alone who are written in the lamb's book of life.
which is the most important commandment of the law?