What Jesus said: Adultery in the Heart (Matthew 5:27-30)
“You have heard that it was said to those of old [old covenant], ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you [new covenant] that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell. And if your right hand [masturbation] causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.
Kerrigan Skelly explains: Jesus’ lust warning is serious! @ 39:00
“What I think Jesus is trying to communicate right here using hyperbole [overstatement to make a graphic point] is to teach this truth:
Do whatever it takes to get rid of the sin. Do whatever it takes. Why? Because your sin will cost you everything, everything in the end. And it’s better to lose whatever you have to lose than to keep sinning and lose Jesus and salvation. It’s better to get rid of whatever you need to get rid of to stop from going to eternal hell in the end.
Lust also many times involves the use of your hand or your hands. The same principle applies to verse 30 as to verse 29.
The question remains: is a little bit of pleasure you receive from lust worth everything: your life, your soul, your eternity? And if you answer ‘no,’ you need to prove it by your actions.”
False doctrine starts if we conform the Word to our experience – Skelly @ 1:03:35
“Conforming the Word to your experience instead of conforming your experience to the Word is definitely a problem. That’s how false doctrine starts.”