The woman at the well go and sin no more
The first is when Jesus healed an invalid by the Pool of Bethesda John — Jesus warned the man that he had been given a second chance and that he should make better choices. If the man returned to his sinful behavior, he would have wasted the opportunity Jesus gave him to live whole and forgiven. The second instance is in the account of the woman taken in the act of adultery John — One by one, the condemning crowd left.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: Adulterous Woman - English - The Life of Jesus - 20 of 49
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Jesus and the woman taken in adultery
Was this the takeaway intended by the writer s of this story? Did Jesus calculate his actions as an edict for his followers? Or could it be this event is misunderstood and misused by churchgoers in a human desire to enforce our beliefs onto the non-church world as to what is proper and improper behavior?
To get a true understanding of the intent of the story, one must get a true understanding of the story. In it we see Jesus interrupted by a group of religious leaders. With this high standard of proof, and a Roman government injunction against any execution taking place without Roman approval, the religious leaders of that day had pretty much given up enforcing this moral law. It was certainly a rare moment for a woman to be publicly stoned for adultery, even more so without her male counterpart being publicly accused, as well.
If Jesus refused to endorse her stoning, he would lose his standing as a rabbi for this violation of Jewish law. Endorse the stoning and Jesus would appear harsh to the Jewish people and would be speaking against Roman law. The political victory they needed far outweighed their own hypocrisy and any cold heartedness they were exhibiting. Instead, he silently knelt and began to scribble in the dust with his finger. Does this story set a precedent that I, as a Christian, am commanded to tell people around me to stop sinning?
Does it demand that I fight to pass laws to provide human punishment for what I perceive as sin? After all of that self-sacrifice and self-risk, Jesus suggested she was now free to go and live a different life. Jesus is never again quoted using that line. Not to Matthew. Not to Zacchaeus. This is a story warning followers of God that if we spend a lot of time concentrating on the sins of others, our sins better be cleared up first. And any attempt to publicly serve up people as an acceptable sacrifice to prove our own righteousness is, in fact, sinful.
A sin for which I think the evangelical church must repent. An example of this is the Christian belief that passing laws to ban abortion is the best way to stop abortion from occurring. Polls showed that support for abortion and support for even less restrictive abortion laws shot up to new highs after these laws were passed. The Christian need to win political battles to implement laws actually created more opportunity for people to endorse the very activity Christians wanted to limit.
In fact, he demonstrated that connecting people to a godly love NOT contingent on changing of their behavior frees people to change the way they live. The Jews lived by a code that contained ten commandments and hundreds and hundreds of rules and traditions handed down by their lawgivers and their prophets. Jesus boiled all those rules down to two:. Not in how good your theology is to tell others they need to change. If a person with no authority, tries to re-route you on the road, how likely are you to listen?
If we have a place of relationship that allows for it, we can ask if certain behaviors are serving the two commandments to love God and to love our neighbor. Without earning that right, the Bible tells us our words are simply a loud, clanging gong. Perhaps what we perceive as persecution is simply a natural response from people tired of us telling them how bad they are, even as we turn blind eyes to our own behavior in the Christian world.
This small change in our mindset could bring big transformation to the world. I used to conjecture that Jesus was writing down their sins on the ground. But, his point would not be made by shaming them with their sin. It would be made by writing down the exact quote of the law. These teachers and Pharisees had a spokesperson. This spokesperson misquoted the law found in Leviticus and in Deuteronomy, As teachers of the law misquoting the original text would disqualify THEM from judging this situation.
WIth no accusers there would be no judgement. Jesus followed the law without wavering. Whoever believes in him will not be put to shame. Romans You must purge the evil from Israel. Yes, I think what Jesus wrote — and I think you nailed it — proved to the men that their sin was greater than hers by far! Thanks for your comment. Thank You! Love others no matter what.
This is a lesson that took me a long time to figure out. At times I still struggle with it and have to pray about it. Everyday I try to live my life showing love and compassion to everyone.
The biggest hurdle I still struggle with is to learn to stop being judgmental. It all comes with prayer and time. God got me to this point in my life by taking me down to rock bottom several times. I thank Him for that. Thanks for article. Thanks for sharing your heart, John. Yes, I want to get judgmental at the judgmental people, But God even wants to check me on that!!!
I so appreciate you reading my content and commenting. Thank you, Josh. Please share with anyone you know that might be in the same mindset or willing to listen to a different mindset. I so appreciate you reading. October 19, Jesus simply refused to answer. Jesus put his reputation on the line for her. By not agreeing with the religious community about a law clearly spelled out in their Bible, Jesus risked the rejection of people who viewed him as a rabbi.
Jesus risked his life for her. By standing between her and those with the rocks, ready to do what they biblically had the right to do, Jesus was putting himself in the line of fire. Jesus accused her accusers. No, Jesus gave the woman complete exoneration. Luke — For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost. October 21, at pm. Paul Swearengin says:. October 29, at am. Karma Williams says:. October 22, at pm. John Jones says:. October 23, at am.
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Why does Jesus say “Go and sin no more” when it is impossible to “go and sin no more”?
And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more. Share This Verse:. And Iesus saide vnto her, Neither doe I condemne thee: Goe, and sinne no more. And Jesus said, "I do not condemn you, either. From now on sin no more.
“Go and Sin No More”
A reader recently sent in this astute question:. This is a great question, and one that has been cropping up a lot in the comments on this blog recently. Yes, I know that Scripture contains numerous passages which seem to teach that sinless perfectionism is possible in this life cf. Matt ; 1 John I have read them, studied them, and believe them. I simply have a different understanding of those texts than you do. Second, just because I believe the Bible teaches that it is not possible in this life to go and sin no more at all ever again in any way , this is not at all the same thing as telling people to go sin all they want. I believe that Christians can and should stop sinning, but I approach the issue of sin differently than often encountered elsewhere. I think the primary reason God wants us to stop sinning is not because it offends Him, but because sin damages us. What is strange about the instance with the man by the Pool of Bethesda is that the text mentions no sin which had led to his condition.
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But Jesus pours out his mercy, staying the hand of my accusers again and again and again. I go, stepping over scattered stones, forgiven, grateful, and free. They probably had Leviticus at the ready:. They wanted to see if this Jesus fellow who ate with tax collectors and prostitutes and who touched the ritually impure, could be tough on sin.
The famous story of the woman caught in adultery is found in John Some of the Jewish leaders brought to Jesus a woman who had been caught in the act of adultery. These leaders constantly followed Jesus throughout His ministry, testing Him with trick questions. Their objective was to try to cause Him to say something that they could use to accuse Him of false teachings verse 6.
Jump to navigation. In developing a process for theological reflection for my dog-ministry groups based on the Jewish tradition of midrash , I found it challenging to find openings in Scripture where a potential question could be asked and a story developed that incorporated a canine companion. Because I wished to help elder attendees at my weekly dog-ministry groups connect sacred story and an imaginative story based on Scripture to their own dog story, the following midrash speaks of a dog who provided the reason for the acceptance of the outsider, though the story's main focus is on the adulterous woman, Tamar.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: Mary Magdalene
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The Misplaced Desire to Say “Go and Sin No More”
What does the Bible say about? For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,. Sin no more, that nothing worse may happen to you. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins. Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality,.
She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said to her, Neither do I condemn you: go, and sin no more. John Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.
Jesus and the woman taken in adultery often called Pericope Adulterae [a] for short is a passage pericope found in the Gospel of John — , that has been the subject of much scholarly discussion. In the passage, Jesus has sat down in the temple to teach some of the people, after he spent the previous night at the Mount of Olives. A group of scribes and Pharisees confronts Jesus, interrupting his teaching session. They bring in a woman, accusing her of committing adultery , claiming she was caught in the very act.
It crops up with tiresome regularity in discussions about the acceptability of gay and lesbian love in church communities. The argument only makes sense if you already agree that homosexuality is a sin. But I find it troubling how we use this passage to construct a theological system about sin and how we approach it within Christian community.