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    Jesus is teaching in Mt. 6:1…

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   “Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed of them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.”

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Observation 1:  Being able to show off one’s “goodness” to people around you is not the purpose of being good (or trying to be good).

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    Observation 2:  The promised “reward” could be given by God the Father in the here and now or the hereafter. It seems like this refers to the hereafter, as Jesus the Son says, or implies, in several teachings.

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   Observation 3:  If the “hereafter” is the time of receiving the “reward,” then the reward would somehow be connected to the believer’s soul¹, since the physical parts (or molecules) of one’s body (even if later “raised”) lying in the “fixed grave” mainly in bones or ashes, or the “open grave” of the sea (drownings) or ashes of martyrs (burned at the stake or deposited in the garbage dump as was the body of the believing thief’ who died beside Christ), or breathed out into the air as carbon dioxide or other molecules, and, if not floating around out there now, are embedded in bodies of other animals, fish, or plants as “parts” of them. It may be startling to consider, but living humans have inside them the parts of many, many other humans who have lived before them.

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   ¹ The soul is not easy to define. A “soul” implies individuality, the part of a person who “decides,” hopes, fears, wonders, loves, hates, is curious about, etc. and lives forever. It clearly implies the existence of what we refer to as dimensionality that goes beyond the 4 dimensions (3 of space, 1 of time) that we are familiar with. Science, with its proclaiming of 10 (or more) dimensions, as well as Jesus and the Bible, has no problem with accepting multidimensionality. The writers of the Bible, of course, had to describe multidimensionality in the language and vocabulary available to them. More on this later.