July 12, 2018

Beatitudes as Gospel

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The Sermon on the Mount is commonly thought of as the Law of Christ, and contrasted with the Gospel preaching. Admittedly it contains ‘legal’ elements; but if we are to take its structure as our guide to its general sense, it has as good a right to the name of gospel as any formulation whatsoever.

The Beatitudes are nothing but the proclamation of good news, while the rest of the discourse puts us in the way of attaining the blessings thus promised. It is in this discussion of means that the ‘legal’ elements find their place — Austin Farrer, St. Matthew and St. Mark, p. 174.

Posted by John Barach @ 5:16 am | Discuss (0)

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