I am a retired pastor of
the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India.
Email: Pastor True Gospel
"John 8:2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them. 7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. 11 Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more."
John 8:1-11. This is the story of a woman who was caught in adultery. Most bible teachers give the title for this story as, "He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone." Nobody stoned her, since they were all sinners. Our bible teachers refer this as we are all sinners, and we will be always sinning. This is a stretch, and the bible does not say that. Let us study the portion. "1 Jesus went unto the mount of Olives." It is very common for Jesus to go to a mountain, and spent most of his nights, praying to God the Father. "Luke 21:37 And in the day time he was teaching in the temple; and at night he went out, and abode in the mount that is called the mount of Olives. 38 And all the people came early in the morning to him in the temple, for to hear him." At night he was in the mountain, and early in the morning he was in the temple to teach. "Mark 6:46 And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray." So, it is his routine, to spend the night in the mount to pray to the Father and early in the morning come into the temple to teach the word of God. "2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them." In Matthew 26:55 When the temple soldiers went to catch him or arrest him, Jesus asked the soldiers "I sat daily with you teaching in the temple", and why you did not catch me at that time? So, he has spent a lot of his time in the temple teaching scriptures to the Jews.
One of those days, this happened. "3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, 4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. 5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?" They brought the woman who was caught in adultery, but there was no man. "Leviticus 20:10 says, he that committeth adultery with his neighbour's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death." The law says that the man and the woman, both shall be put to death. But where is the man; Jesus did not ask them about it. "6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him." They brought her there, not to punish her, but to trap Jesus. One trap was; they did not bring the man, thinking that Jesus will ask to bring the man also to judge, but Jesus did not engage in it, so that trap did not work. "But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not." He just ignored them as much as possible. "7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. 8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground." He said that a sinless man among them be the judge. So, the second trap, which was to make him judge her, also fell, since he made them to judge her. The whole incident was a set up to accuse him; that is what verse 6 says. "9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst." We always think that Jesus saved the woman. But the verse indicates that he also escaped from the trap, and he saved her also. His word was powerful and with much wisdom. It was check-mate and they all left. Bible teachers use this verse to teach that we are all sinners, and we will be always sinners. It is a lie and exaggeration. But, "Romans 5:8 says, while we were yet sinners,..", it means, we were sinners, but not now. They also say that we should not judge anybody. Jesus tells us in John 7:24 to do righteous judgment. So, the teachers are wrong, they teach lies to please people and to gain favor among them.
"10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? 11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more." Jesus Christ did not judge her to condemnation. However, it was not forgiveness. Please notice; Jesus told them, "He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her." They were all sinners; so, they could not stone her. Then Jesus said to her, "Neither do I condemn thee:" That is, since he had no sin, he is authorized to cast the first stone, that is to judge her, which he did not do. So, here he establishes the fact that (1) he has no sin in him, and (2) he did not come to judge anybody. John 3:17 says that God did not sent his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. It refers the two comings. Verse 14 tells about the man Jesus, and 16 tells about the resurrected Jesus Christ, who is the begotten Son of God. God the Father sent Jesus Christ twice already to the world. This is the first time we see him as a man in the flesh. He came to die for the sins of the people and became the author of salvation to save those who will obey him. The second time he has come to the world as God in the Spirit to his people, who look for him, to turn them away from their sins and iniquities. Both times Jesus Christ has come to save his people, but not to judge them. However, he will come again to judge the world, "Acts 17:31 says, Jesus Christ will judge the world in righteousness."
''11 And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more." Jesus did not condemn the woman but told her to go and sin no more. This caution prevents her from facing double consequence. Sin leads to eternal death, that is one. The other is, that the next time she may not be lucky to be bailed out. In John 5:14 Jesus healed the lame man "and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee." In his case, he was sick and lame; Jesus has healed him; and now cautions him not to sin anymore. So, sin may cause, sickness, physical death, as well as eternal death, which is hell and the lake of fire. Even though Jesus Christ is the one who tells to "sin no more", that will not make our bible teachers to shy away from preaching tolerance to sin. Satan has emboldened them and gives them such a power, that they have taken over almost the entire Christian church and convinced them that nobody can live without sin. If we say, it is Jesus who tells not to sin anymore, they say that he said it before he died on the cross and the cross erases what all he told before he died. It seems that Jesus Christ is irrelevant for our salvation, and these bible teachers are in play. They got it from the devil. These bible teachers are such filthy children of Satan, who is the filthy sneaky serpent. "Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. 5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities." The sins of these bible teachers have reached heaven, and God will plague them in the lake of fire. Please get out of their teaching and listen to the Lord Jesus Christ. He tells us to sin no more. That is, he admits that we all have sinned, he will turn us away from our future sins if we are looking for him, and he will forgive our past sins. So, we will inherit his kingdom as his sons.
1, Jesus spent almost all nights in a mountain, praying to God the Father. 2, Jesus Christ spent a lot of his time teaching in the temple. 3, The Jews caught the woman in the act, but they did not get the man, why? 4, The scripture says that the trap was set for Jesus, but not for the woman. 5, Lord Jesus Christ has come to save the world two times. He will come to judge the next time. 6, Christians do not realize that Jesus Christ is here in the Spirit to turn us away from our sins and iniquities. 7, We all have sinned, but Jesus tells us not to sin anymore. We can do it by his grace and power. If we do it, God will forgive our past sins. Then we will inherit his kingdom.
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Matthew 28:20, & Mark 16:15. Jesus Christ preached his commandments to obey, as hisGospel; it is the true Gospel to inherit Eternal life. Genesis 3:1-4 & 2 Corinth 11:2-4. But Preachers, who are Serpents of Satan, preach the life of man Jesus just to believe, but not to live as a chaste virgin, as the gospel; it is another gospel, which cannot and will not give Eternal life.
The true gospel will convert evil people to do good and thereby they will inherit the kingdom in heaven.John 3:19-21 say that people are two kinds, evil and true. Evil doers will not come to the Light, who is God; but people of truth come to God for their deeds to be made manifest. We have good and evil people by our standard of our society or culture. These evil people may be converted to be doers of truth by the power of God, and they may inherit the kingdom of God in heaven.
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