St. John's Lutheran
You Are Responsible For Your Heart, Mind, and Body...In Protecting All Who Are Your Neighbors!
Matthew 5:27-32 New International Version
Adultery 27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’[a] 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.
Friday - April 1
“ The Sixth Commandment: You are not to commit adultery. The following commandments… [First] deal with the person of our neighbors. Then they go on to speak of the person nearest to them… their spouse, who is one flesh and blood with them. With respect to no other blessing can one do them greater harm than here. Therefore, it is explicitly forbidden here to dishonor another‘s marriage partner… this commandment is also directed against every form of unchastity, no matter what it is called. Not only is the outward act forbidden, but also every kind of cause, provocation, and means, so that your heart, your lips, and your entire body may be chaste and afford no occasion, aid, or encouragement to unchastity. Not only that, but you are to defend, protect, and rescue your neighbors whenever they are in danger or need, and, moreover, even aid and assist them so that they may retain their honor. (Luther’s Large Catechism, the 6th Commandment).