Ignored Teach­ings in the New Testament ?

Mohd Elfie Nieshaem Juferi

While there are so many Old Tes­ta­ment laws which are ignored by Chris­tians, here are a num­ber of New Tes­ta­ment writ­ings which are also ignored. Do Chris­tians believe only what they want to believe, despite being com­mand­ed in their Scriptures ?

(a) “…none of you can be my dis­ci­ple unless he gives up every­thing he has” (Luke 14:33);

(b) If you want to be per­fect, go and sell all you have and give the mon­ey to the poor and you will have rich­es in heav­en” (Matt. 19:21);

(c) Sell your pos­ses­sions and give alms” (Luke 12:33);

(d) But give what is in your cups and plates to the poor, and every­thing will be clean for you” (Luke 11:41);

(e) Lay not up for your­selves trea­sures upon earth, where moth and rust doth cor­rupt,.… But lay up for your­selves trea­sures in heav­en.… for where your trea­sure is, there will your heart be also” (Matt. 6:19 – 21)

(f) And all that believed were togeth­er, and had all things com­mon ; and sold their pos­ses­sions and goods and part­ed them to all men, as every man had need” (Acts 2:44 – 45, cf. Acts 4:34 – 37)

(g) And when you pray, you must not be like the hyp­ocrites ; for they love to stand and pray in the syn­a­gogues and at the street cor­ners, that they may be seen by men. Tru­ly, I say to you they have received their reward. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret.…” (Matt. 6:5 – 6 RSV)

(h) “…but any woman who prays or prophe­cies with her head unveiled dis­hon­ors her head.… For if a woman will not veil her­self, then we should cut off her hair : but if it be dis­grace­ful for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her wear a veil.… Judge for your­self ; is it prop­er for a woman to pray to God with head uncov­ered?” (1 Cor. 11:5 – 13 RSV)

(i) Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?” (1 Cor. 11:14)

(j) Let your women keep silence in the church­es : for it is not per­mit­ted unto them to speak” (1 Cor.14:34)

(k) If any of you has a dis­pute with anoth­er, dare he take it before the ungod­ly for judge­ment instead of before the saints” (1 Cor. 6:1 NIV)

(l) “…that women should adorn them­selves mod­est­ly and sen­si­bly in seem­ly appar­el, not with braid­ed hair or gold or pearls or cost­ly attire” (1 Tim. 2:9 RSV)

(m) Let not yours be the out­ward adorn­ing of braid­ing of hair, dec­o­ra­tion of gold, and wear­ing of fine cloth­ing” (1 Peter 3:3)

(n) If any man come to me, and not hate his father, and moth­er, and wife, and chil­dren, and breth­ern, and sis­ter, yet, and his own life also, he can­not be my dis­ci­ple” (Luke 14:26)

(o) And call no man your father upon the earth : for one is you Father, which is in heav­en” (Matt. 23:9)

(p) Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or that ye shall drink ; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on.… Behold the fowls of the air : for they sow not, nei­ther do they reap, not gath­er into barns ; yet your heav­en­ly father feedth them. Are ye not much bet­ter than they?” (Matt. 6:25 – 34)








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