But I Say Unto You
A study of the Sermon on the Mount which takes Jesus at His word. He is our authority and lawgiver. He is our standard in the Kingdom of God. Thus He declared when issuing commandments, But I Say Unto You!
Did Jesus change anything from the Law of Moses with His so-called Sermon on the Mount or was He correcting rabbinical errors that had crept in along the way?
This book argues persuasively that Jesus was not simply rubber-stamping the great hero of the Old Covenant, but was actually presenting Himself as the new and superior lawgiver just as He is the new and superior priest to Aaron. Getting this right (or wrong) has significant implications for how one reads the Bible and, perhaps even more importantly, what standard one uses in his or her pursuit of righteousness. Jesus, not Moses, is our Lord. We must listen to Him.
- The Full and Final Authority of Jesus Christ
- Various Views of the Sermon on the Mount
- Adultery and Lust
- Justice and Punishment versus Pity and Mercy
- Holy Hate for the Glory of God
- Laws for Sinners and Laws for Saints
- Logic is a Good Servant but a Hard Master
- Application and Implications
- Our View of the Ten Commandments
- John Cotton’s Defense of the Puritan Persecution of Heretics (Baptist and Quakers) in New England
- Martyn Lloyd-Jones on Law and Sanctification
About the Author
John Reisinger (1924-2018) served as pastor of several churches during his lengthy lifetime of ministry. He was a mentor to many young pastors. He is also author of Tablets of Stone and the History of Redemption and Abraham’s Four Seeds.