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    Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Matt 5:8 RSV


    Who are the “pure in heart”? I’ve always believed they are people who, among other things, are sexually chaste.

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    I remember telling a Roman Catholic friend that mary was a sinner

    quick as a flash he said - that is not true - she was a virgin

    sin and sanctity have to do with more things than sexuality

    one thing is for sure - no one can be pure in heart without the washing of Jesus blood

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    Default Re: Blessed are the pure in heart

    Quote Originally Posted by greatkraw View Post
    I remember telling a Roman Catholic friend that mary was a sinner

    quick as a flash he said - that is not true - she was a virgin

    sin and sanctity have to do with more things than sexuality

    one thing is for sure - no one can be pure in heart without the washing of Jesus blood
    I would agree wholeheartedly with everything you say here. I would add that I think there are those who have adulterous hearts, who think they are pure hearted, and I think they are probably kidding themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by resurrection33 View Post

    Who are the “pure in heart”? I’ve always believed they are people who, among other things, are sexually chaste.

    Matthew 5:8

    Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

    We all will see the throne of Jesus. But who are these that will see God?

    Psalms 15

    Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?

    2He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.
    3He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.
    4In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the LORD. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not. 5He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.

    Psalms 24:1-4

    The earth is the LORD's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

    2For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.
    3Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place? 4He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.


    These people will reside in the tabernacle of God. They shall stand in His holy place. Clean hands and a pure heart who has not lifted up his soul to vanity. Who are these people?

    Revelation 14:1-5

    And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.

    2And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:
    3And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.
    4These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. 5And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.

    Those that see God are the ones included in this number. They have not defiled themselves with women. Is this a sexual thing?

    1 Kings 19:13-18

    And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?

    14And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: because the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.
    15And the LORD said unto him, Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus: and when thou comest, anoint Hazael to be king over Syria:
    16And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy room.
    17And it shall come to pass, that him that escapeth the sword of Hazael shall Jehu slay: and him that escapeth from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha slay. 18Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.

    These virgins are those who have never bowed to the image of baal, and whos mouth has not kissed him. As for everyone else:

    Revelation 17:1-5

    And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:

    2With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
    3So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
    4And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: 5And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.


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    The meaning of "Pure" is clean, uncontaminated; in biblical terms it means free from sin (the polluting substance). To be pure in heart means living a life that is pleasing to God.
    "So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy" (Romans 9:16)

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