Meeting the moral demands of true Christianity

Whoever would have part in the joyous work of Christian healing can begin by maintaining the moral demands of Christian discipleship. Christ, God's idea that Christ Jesus exemplified, is ever present to strengthen and support our every effort to meet those demands.

Although people in general are only now coming to see the moral importance of selecting carefully what to read or view, still, watching thought in order to discipline action is not exactly a new concept. Jesus cautioned his follower Peter, "Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation." Matt. 26:41.

The Master revealed a view of morality that heightens even the high standards set by the Ten Commandments (see Ex. 20:3–17). For instance, he said, "Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: but I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart." Matt. 5:27, 28.

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Religion that isn't selfish
November 19, 1984

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