5:29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

from Holy Bible (KJV) – Matthew 5 on Rap Genius

Meaning

If your eye is causing you to do evil and sin then God would rather you have one eye and go to heaven than have a perfectly healthy body and use it for evil. We must block our senses from dangerous material.

The plucking the eye out part is not to be taken literally, but rather is meant to remind us that while senses are innocent in themselves they are the reason we sin and we must keep in control of them.

An eye can be a contributing factor to sin by looking at evil things which can influence the way you live your life and prevent you from having a healthy relationship with God. A perfect example of a sinful act common and popular amongst today’s generation involving sight is pornography.

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