“you fool”

Wow, I wonder how many modern day Pharisees were offended by this one. 🙂

Think Higher

Someone emailed this question, so I thought I would let everyone in on it:
Mt 5:22 And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.
Is “fool” a direct translation from the Greek? Is “fool” a catch-all for name calling? Is “fool” the only name calling which would put us in danger of the fire of hell?

thanks,
a friend

the actual greek word would be transliterated moros. it is the word from which we get our word “moron”. Its usage in Greek literature was that of a person who is a godless fool. Remember, there really were no atheists in that day, everyone believed in god(s). So to be a moros was to be someone who walked in the ultimate stupidity or had a mental capacity so foolish as to act as if there was no creator. It was a way to be…

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