Yes, Pastor Stanley let’s preach the Sermon on the Mount

www.christianpost.com | 1/15/2019 | Staff
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Michael Brown holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University and has served as a professor at a number of seminaries. He is the author of 25 books and hosts the nationally syndicated, daily talk radio show, the Line of Fire.

Once again, Pastor Andy Stanley has sparked a major controversy in the Church by writing that, “The Ten Commandments are from the old covenant” and do not “apply” to Christians today. He therefore takes issue with Christians erecting monuments of the Ten Commandments and asks, “But how many times have you seen Christians trying to post the text of the sermon on the mount in a public place?”

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To be sure, the Ten Commandments are a lot shorter than the Sermon on the Mount, so it’s a lot easier to erect a monument containing the text of the Ten Commandments (see Exodus 20:1-13) than it is to erect a monument containing three full chapters of the words of Jesus (see Matthew 5-7).

But what about the larger point he is making?

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First, I understand why there has been such outrage and why so many articles are accusing Pastor Stanley of heresy.

Second, I fundamentally reject Pastor Stanley’s assertion that, when Jesus issued the new commandment that we love one another as he loved us (John 13:34), that Jesus “issued his new commandment as a replacement for everything in the existing list. Including the big ten. Just as his new covenant replaced the old covenant, Jesus’ new commandment replaced all the old commandments.”

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Third, last year, I took strong issue with Pastor Stanley’s statement that Christians should “unhitch” themselves from the Old Testament, leading to a productive interview with him on the Line of Fire radio show.

All that being said, Pastor Stanley is incredibly accessible (especially in light of the massive...
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