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In an age ruled by human reason and political correctness, the last thing most religions want to do is rub people the wrong way or contradict conventional wisdom about God and His demands. The result? An almost universally taught—and believed—notion that God plays by mankind’s rules, and that He wants you healthy, wealthy, happy, and feeling good about yourself.
But true and vibrant Christianity has always cut across the grain of conventional wisdom. And nowhere is that more clearly enunciated than in Jesus’s masterful Sermon on the Mount, where He turned the day’s prevailing wisdom on its head.
John MacArthur examines Luke’s account of the sermon, comparing the bankruptcy of widely held belief with the treasure of gospel truth—and revealing The Keys to the Kingdom.