Spiritual Warfare in San Francisco (Part 6)

 

A Paraphrase of a Paraphrase

Jesus returned to the Mount of Olives, but early the next morning He was back again at the Temple. A crowd soon gathered, and He sat down and taught them. As He was speaking, a crowd of Evangelicals and their pastors brought a man who had been caught in the act of homosexuality. They put him in front of the crowd and before Jesus.

“Teacher,” the Evangelicals said to Jesus, “this man was caught in the act of homosexuality with another man. The Law of Moses says he must be killed because homosexuality is an abomination. What do You say?”

The Evangelicals were trying to get Him to say something they could use for their cultural and political arguments, but Jesus stooped down and wrote in the dust with His finger. They kept demanding an answer, so He stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” Then He stooped down again and wrote in the dust.

When the Evangelical accusers heard this, they slipped away one by one, beginning with the oldest, until only Jesus was left in the middle of the crowd with the man. Then Jesus stood up again and said to the man, “Where are your Evangelical accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?”

“No, Lord,” he said.

And Jesus said, “Neither do I. Go.” (Paraphrase based on John 8:2-11 NLT)

The Law of Moses required the death of adulterers and homosexuals. So my paraphrase is not off the mark in a biblical sense. Yet it is in error because of my omission of the last four words Jesus said at the end of verse 11: and sin no more.

This omission is where the spiritual battle is being fought in San Francisco and in the rest of America.

(Continued in Part 6…the full series to date  can be read here.)

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4 responses to “Spiritual Warfare in San Francisco (Part 6)

  1. Thank you Mr. Larry’, for sharing this scripture in this way. It is eye opening. And also heart touching. God bless you!

  2. Debbie,

    Thanks. God bless you.

  3. Agreed. Sin is sin and all of it is black. At the foot of the tree we are all just as wicked as the next.
    The little child who has told their first lie and the vilest individual one can think of are the same in the eyes of Yehovah.
    Only the blood of Yeshua can cover and we all need his blood.
    Drink and be drunk on the blood. Feast on his flesh and be filled with his glory and joy.

  4. Ephraiyim,

    I’m thankful for His blood and bad memory. God bless you.

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