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  1. Chad

    Why did Jesus warn against saying the word raca in Matthew 5:22?

    Matthew 5:22 is the only passage in the Bible where the term racais used. Raca comes from the Aramaic term reqa. It was a derogatory expression meaning “empty-headed,” insinuating a person’s stupidity or inferiority. It was an offensive name used to show utter contempt for another person. Jesus...
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