Not Throwing the First Stone – or any stone

I opened my Bible to copy the scripture that tells what Christ does when an adulteress is brought to him. The test ended at 52. I finally looked down below where text pulled for one reason or another goes. I found a very large section of text not included. There has been controversy at times on whether this was written by John. That appears to have been laid to rest, but not before 1951 I guess.

If this is not in the main part of my Bible, perhaps it is not in yours at all. Take a look. John 7:53

“They went each to his own house, 8: 1-11 but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. Early in the morning he came again to the temple; all the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them. The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst they said to him, ‘Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adulteress. Now in the law Moses commanded us to stone such. What do you say about her?’ This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground.

And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, ‘Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.’ And once more he bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. But when they heard it , they went away, one by one, beginning with the eldest, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. Jesus looked up and said to her, ‘Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?’ She said, ‘No one, Lord,’ And Jesus said, ‘Neither do I do condemn you; go, and do not sin again.’”

I just flipped through parts of the New Testament quickly. I didn’t see any section nearly as large as this.

The article by Wikipedia states what the Mosaic law is (Moses). Both the man and the woman were to be put to death under Mosaic law in The Old Testament. I made a note of this because some laws have the woman treated even harsher than the man. In fact, gangstalking may be used against women. However, Jesus was not going to fall into the Pharisees’ and scribes’ trap. If you have no sin, YOU throw the first stone.

The lesson here is one of forgiveness, compassion. Somewhere else is the rule of, “Thou shalt not judge”. Though it does fit.

Oh that note. There are people who have been judged and found guilty by people who had absolutely no right to judge a person (none of us do in our daily lives – as a juror when acting for the government). People have been pushed over the brink. I’m guessing some committed suicide (which does NOT make a person guilty or weak…….anyone could break under the torture that is called shunning or gangstalking). If you haven’t, it’s time to pray about people you have sinned against by using gangstalking, mobbing (at work), theft, gaslighting, etc. I need to pray and forgive. I also need to somehow forgive those Devil Worshippers who abused me just a bit over a month ago (lost time, what happened – the Angels guided me a bit here).

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