Removing Your Eye and Other Extreme Half Measures

I remember years ago in a Bible study, we were going through Matthew and got to the famous passage in chapter 18 about plucking out your eye and chopping off your hand when those organs cause you to stumble. 

As per usual, we opened up the floor to allow for discussion when one of the guys in the group said out loud, “Come on guys, you know what Jesus is talking about here with the hand stuff… masturbation.”  

Most of the group was kind of taken back by his comment, but there was a definite sense of consensus that ran

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