The Bible in the gospel accordingly to John in chapter 8 records an ironic question Jesus asked of anyone. When the scribes and the Pharisees brought to Jesus a woman caught in adultery and tried to trick (tempt) Him into condemning her, keeping in line with the law according to Moses or into Him overlooking her sin, thereby giving them a chance to accuse the Lawgiver Himself as a law breaker. Jesus knowing the intent in their hearts, intelligently dismisses them by convicting them of their own sins. He then poses a question to the woman - Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? to which she responds ‘No Man, Lord’. What is ironic, is that the only man who had any right to accuse her, was standing right there, and He did not condemn. Instead he gave her a second chance, forgiving his sinfulness and commanding her to be no longer a slave to sin; to sin no more. Also, note how the woman responds – She responds saying, no man, Lord. To the scribes and the Pharisees (the so called saints), Jesus the Lord was seen as a man. To the sinful woman, Jesus the man, was seen as Lord.
And now, there is no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. (Romans 8:1-2). No matter what our state is today or how sinful you and I are, when we come to Jesus and we recognize Him as Lord, you can expect Him, the righteous and just God-man to give you and me a second chance. No man can condemn them that have been redeemed by Jesus Christ.
1 Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.
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.
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?
6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
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.
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.
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.
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