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...ase, “politically correct,” the teachings of Christ in this text were not “Pharisaically correct”. Regardless of where His teachings took Him socially, Christ was always concerned of where His teachings took Him spiritually. This also contrasts with the religious leaders of the day, insofar as they taught and practiced many things in order to achieve social and earthly gain. In the same sixteenth chapter of Luke, in verses 14 and 15, Jesus pointed out where their hearts were—money and earthly gain. The teachings of Christ, being true, always have and always will point out the hypocrisy, inconsistency, incorrectness, and at times even the motive behind false teachings and they that espouse them. Just as dark and light cannot mix, and the light exposes darkness, the teachings of Christ exposed the fallacies of the false teachings of the day, just as light exposes dark.
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