We live in a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants, in a world that has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. We have solved the mystery of the atom and forgotten the lessons of the Sermon on the Mount. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about dying than we know about living.— Omar N. Bradley
Instructive Sermon On The Mount quotations
Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the sermon on the mount.
The Sermon on the Mount commands me to lay up for myself treasures, not upon earth, but in Heaven. My hopes of a future life are all founded upon the Gospel of Christ.
... some people cannot bear the truth, no matter how tactfully it is told. No doubt the haughty, the tyrannical, the unmerciful, the impure and the fomentors of discord take a fierce exception to the Sermon on the Mount.
Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation
Love your enemies, do good to them that hate you
I do not believe there is a problem in this country or the world today which could not be settled if approached through the teaching of the Sermon on the Mount.
Do unto others as you would have them do to you, said the rapist.
Most people are willing to take the Sermon on the Mount as a flag to sail under, but few will use it as a rudder by which to steer.
Whenever a people are bound together in loyalty to a story that includes something as strange as the Sermon on the Mount, we are put at odds with the world.
Ask and it shall be given you; Seek and ye shall find; Knock and it shall be opened unto you. For everyone that asketh, receiveth; And he that seeketh, Findeth; and to him that knocketh It shall be opened. Aspire not to have more, but to be more.
And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
The basis for the ethics of the Sermon on the Mount is not what works, but rather who God is.
judge not that ye be not judged
Knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to temptation!
When thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what they right hand doeth.
A person who is fundamentally honest doesn't need a code of ethics.
The Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount are all the ethical code anybody needs.
Jesus himself, as the gospel story goes on to its dramatic conclusion, lives out the same message of the Sermon on the Mount: he is the light of the world, he is the salt of the earth, he loves his enemies and gives his life for them, he is lifted up on a hill so that the world can see.
If God is not with us, we do not want to continue.
If the Sermon on the Mount is simply impractical, our mission work is hopeless. We have no backup plan. We have nothing but Him.
No greater blessing could come to our land today than a revival of the spirit of religion. I doubt if there is any problem in the world today -- social, political, or economic -- that would not find happy solution if approached in the spirit of the Sermon on the Mount.
If it weren't for the message of mercy and pity in Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, I wouldn't want to be a human being. I would just as soon be a rattlesnake.
We shall never understand the ethical system taught by Jesus unless we realize that he was a Jew, not only by birth, but that he lived and taught as a Jew; the Sermon on the Mount was addressed to his distracted fellow nationals.
The Sermon on the Mount is not a set of principles to be obeyed apart from identification with Jesus Christ. The Sermon on the Mount is a statement of the life we will live when the Holy Spirit is getting his way with us.
Never look for right in the other man, but never cease to be right yourself.
We always look for justice in this world, but there is no such thing as justice. Jesus says — Never look for justice, but never cease to give it.
The great question is, can war be outlawed from the world? If so, it would mark the greatest advance in civilization since the Sermon on the Mount.
In the New Testament, Thomas Jefferson cut out everything that was mystical, magical, miracle - physically with scissors - and then pasted in all that remained, such as Jesus's Sermon on the Mount.
Jesus announced a great reversal of values in His Sermon on the Mount, elevating not the rich or attractive, but rather the poor, the persecuted, and those who mourn.
Conclude not from all this that I have renounced the Christian religion.
. . . Far from it. I see in every page something to recommend Christianity in its purity, and something to discredit its corruptions. . . . The ten commandments and the sermon on the mount contain my religion.
If we desire rules to govern our spiritual development we turn back to the Sermon on the Mount.
If people find that controversial then I would just refer them to the Sermon on the Mount.
I find a solace a in the Bhagavadgita and Upanishads that I miss even in the Sermon on the Mount.
[The Christmas story] is as simple as was the Man himself and His teaching.
SA simple as the Sermon on the Mount which still remains as the ultimate basis ... of the belief of free men of good will everywhere.
No politician has ever yet been able to rule his country, nor has any country ever yet been able to face the world, upon the principles of the Sermon on the Mount.